Decaffinated absinthe

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By Don_Walsh on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 05:31 pm: Edit

What a farce!

By Petermarc on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 10:47 am: Edit

i believe what was meant is:
'even if the taste is very much like the bootleg, certain people will rebel and yell 'decafinated absinthe!'(which is true-we already are)along with the risk of seeing the loss of the myth of the illegal (absinthe), the ancestrial knowledge and the 'under the table'(secret) market... ('dessous de manteau' means 'under the coat', as in someone selling you something from under his coat)

By Artemis on Saturday, December 22, 2001 - 08:20 am: Edit

A stab at this ... My comments in parentheses

The Return of Absinthe

A legal true faux absinthe (HUH?) manufactured to an old recipe is now available on the Swiss market, with the blessing of the federal and canton authorities that prohibited it in 1910. Manufactured at Motiers in the canton of Neuchatel, this alcohol preserves the flavor of old without the harmful products of that epoque. Absinthe is still prohibited. It is by circumventing the law that the Kubler distillery can market its product. It has an alcoholic content reduced to 45% from the 70% per liter 1910. Moreover, the harmful substance - thujone - found naturally in the wormwood plant is present in a quantity definitely less than 100 times lower than the legal amount. The secret? Drying the leaves allows evaporation of thujone.
Even if the taste is very faithful to the bootleg products, some rebel and call for "decaffeinated" absinthe (I THINK).

With the risk of seeing the disappearance of myths from prohibition, the ancestral knowledge as well was given short shrift (NOT SURE ABOUT THIS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS INTENDED - THE LITERAL FRENCH IS SOMETHING LIKE "SELLING THE BOTTOM OF THE COAT"). In a few weeks the French should also start to produce this type of absinthe ; this is also one of the reasons the canton of Neuchatel gave authorization for marketing after analyses. For the moment the manufacturing process is ?patented?. Following will be a request of the AOC (for?) the transformation of arable lands of the Val de Travers into wormwood fields.

By Wolfgang on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 11:36 am: Edit

Pouhahaha!!! LOL!

"vraie fausse absinthe"
They are sooo ridiculous.

These people don't even do an oz of research. It's unbelievable. It's so easy to find historical information about Pernod using dried herbs, how can they believe in what they are saying !

"la saveur d’antan " Ya right... Anis and sugar.

Wolfy-druid, mixing his potion while laughing at those idiots...

By Oxygenee on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 11:11 am: Edit

From TeleJournal.ch, 19th December: more, and predictably disappointing news about the new Absinthe Kuebler - apparently to be bottled at 45%, and laughably, made from "leaves that have been dried so that all the thujone can evaporate".
Who knew it was so simple? What is the matter with these people?

What is interesting though, is the talk of an AOC Vale de Travers for absinthe....

Absinthe le retour
Une vraie fausse absinthe légale fabriquée avec une ancienne recette est désormais libre à la vente sur le marché helvétique, avec la bénédiction des autorités fédérales et cantonales qui l’avaient interdite en 1910. Fabriqué à Môtiers dans le canton de Neuchâtel, cet alcool conserve la saveur d’antan mais sans les produits nocifs de l’époque. L’absinthe reste interdite. C’est en contournant la loi que la distillerie Kübler a pu mettre sur le marché son produit. Celui-ci comporte un taux d’alcool ramené de 70% à 45% le litre par rapport à l’absinthe de 1910. De plus, la substance nocive - la « thuyone » - contenue naturellement dans la plante d’absinthe est présente en quantité nettement moins grande, soit 100 x inférieur à la valeur légale. Le secret ? Le séchage des feuilles permettant l’évaporation de la thuyone. Si le goût est très fidèle aux productions clandestines, certains s’insurgent et crient à l’absinthe « décaféinée ». Avec le risque de voir disparaître le mythe de l’interdit, du savoir ancestral ainsi que le marché du dessous de manteau. Dans quelques semaines les Français devraient également se mettre à produire ce type d’absinthe, c’est également une des raisons qui ont fait plier le canton de Neuchâtel pour donner son autorisation de commercialisation après analyses. Pour l’instant le procédé de fabrication est déposé. L’étape suivante sera une demande d’AOC et la transformation de terres agricoles du Val-de-Travers en champs d’absinthe. (NER - R. Pon.)

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