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Wolfgang
Imagine you're in 1900 during the Expo universelle when everything seems possible. You and your friends have some money to invest and like most French gentlemen of this era, you like sipping a good absinthe after work. Having some background in the alcohol industry, you invest all your money to start a new distillery to make it THE new premium absinthe distillery of this new millennium!

Then in 1914 you lose everything thanks to the ban. Out of desperation, you and your friends drink yourselves to oblivion before enrolling for the war…


The question is: is there any historical record of similar failed ventures? Any exemples?




Oxy ?





Oxygenee
Good to see you here, old-timer…

By 1908, the time of the Swiss ban, the writing was on the wall for absinthe in France as well, very few if any new distilleries opened in this period. The real growth came in the 1880 to 1900 era.
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