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Absinthe is Flowing Again (Legally!)

In mid-2007, TTB began allowing absinthe to flow again, after absinthe had been banned in much of the world for almost 100 years. First there was a trickle of absinthe back into the US (Kubler and Lucid) and then there was a stream (with about six brands allowed as of one year later).

  • The Virtual Absinthe Museum explains what happened, and the role we are proud to have played in this matter from 2003-2008. (Archive of this now-defunct link:

  • TTB sets forth position on absinthe.

  • Reuters and The Washington Post explain the recent changes.
  • Two great sources for the latest news on absinthe:  The Wormwood SocietyFee Verte.

Let us know if you hear of other brands approved for US sale, or on the way. It will be fun to watch and see whether the stream grows into a river, or dries up over the next hundred years.

Absinthe, a collection of TTB label approvals
(Date of first formula approval; date of first label approval)

Updated 4/08