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"Absinthe is neither blue nor red: it should be green and drunk diluted," says James Bairnfather, a 39-year-old American who claims to be the only producer of Czech absinthe using natural herbs.

However, some absinthe connoisseurs are bemused by the success enjoyed by the Czech distillers: they say their product is of inferior quality. "European legislation doesn't set composition levels other than on the level of alcohol and thujone - so basically you can do anything you want," says Bairnfather.

Jaded Prole
He can do anything he wants but he shouldn't be able to market it as absinthe.
Apparently, he's not heard of rouge or blanche absinthes, nor distillation.

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