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post Apr 8 2008, 07:13 PM
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post Apr 8 2008, 07:19 PM
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And nowadays, we are left with that:



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post Apr 8 2008, 07:19 PM
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Interesting.


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post Apr 8 2008, 09:52 PM
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pretty tough to apply for an absinthe/substitute 4 years into the US prohibition…


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post Apr 8 2008, 10:14 PM
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That's 1934, not 1924.

They applied about six months after the FACA ordered them cease sales of their absinthe. (J&W sold actual absinthe for a very short time after repeal.)



"DRINKING, as a fine art for the American people, was buried under thirteen years of Prohibition's Folly. It will take many years for the return of sensible drinking and the outlawry of overindulgence. During Prohibition, the attitude of the people was not, "How delicious is the taste", but, "Does it kick like a Mule." This state of affairs has drifted over into the Repeal era, and is reflected in the thousands of atrocious and impossible "Fly by Night" Recipes, which inexperienced enthusiasts have foisted on the American Public. If the Old Time Bartender, pictured on the front of this booklet, and now many years gone, were to be asked to mix up some of the concoctions now masquerading under Recipes, he would turn over in his grave."


"The TRUTH about ABSINTHE
ABSINTHE originated in Algeria, and was introduced into Europe by the French soldiers. It is a distillation of sixteen herbs, roots, seeds and leaves, including the much discussed WORMWOOD.
Some people believe that Wormwood is a poison. It is no such thing, but is a valuable tonic and stimulant for the stomach--see Webster's dictionary--when taken in such quantities as it appears in Absinthe. It is harmful only when taken in overdoses as is the case with anything.
When genuine Absinthe was prohibited by Federal Law, L. E. JUNG & WULFF CO. developed a non-wormwood product known as MILKY WAY, as a substitute for Absinthe. From this product was omitted only the prohibited wormwood, and the formula slightly changed to replace the wormwood. MILKY WAY can not be distinguished, in taste, even by the greatest Absinthe connoisseurs, from genuine Absinthe. We recommend its use wherever Absinthe is called for.
MILKY WAY is a distilled product, superior to all present day American Absinthe substitutes."




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post Apr 8 2008, 10:20 PM
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Now we just need to find some in a barn or cellar somewhere. absintheglass-glow2.gif


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post Apr 8 2008, 10:33 PM
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They also sold non-alcoholic versions during prohibition. Available at drugstores where one could also get "prescription alcohol"

Interesting line up from 1926.


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post Apr 8 2008, 10:36 PM
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Ojen cocktail, Dec 1927


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Grim-
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post Apr 9 2008, 10:03 AM
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Another one from the old daze on the West Coast.



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Not too Jade™d?


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I love old advertising. It actually contained words designed to convince you of the quality of the product. Imagine that.
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