Spanish Absinthe imported to Germany and EU law

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By Heiko on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 08:16 am: Edit

I tried both Deva 50% from Spain and the German import (Lohmann, Berlin) - they were absolutely the same (only the label is different).

But better buy from Spiritscorner! You will save a lot of money!

(when ordering 5 bottles of Deva 50%, you pay about 38 DM per bottle)

By Tabreaux on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 08:05 am: Edit

As far as I can tell, there is no difference between the products in Spain and the ones in Germany.

As far as thujone, if it contained 10mg/kg or 100mg/kg you would not be able to tell the difference, so none of this matters.

By Shizow on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 06:27 am: Edit

Since 1998 there is an new European Union(EU) law that makes absinthe available again in every EU state.
But the new Absinths do not have to contain so much thujon.
Before it was prohibited in several states including Germany.
In Spain it was not prohibited.

Now my question is:
Was there change in the production of Spanish Absinth in 1998, so that the Absinths, which are produced contain not so much thujon than before 98.

Yesterday i went to a shop in berlin, and i saw that they sell Deva Absinth 70 % from Spain. It hat the same label like the original spanish. But there is a second white label from the German Importer.
So is there a difference between the Spanish Deva Absinth and the German imported Deva Absinth?

The German importer has also a website
www.absenta.de (only german)
on the website it is said that the new absinth does not have to contain more than 10mg thujon per litre.

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