Seller: upsynthau (65) 100%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: AU, Item: 291776672656 Brand: Upsynth, Type: Absinthe, Volume: 500mL x 2, Alcohol by Volume: 55% ALC/VOL, Country of Origin: Austria, Details: Upsynth 55 Premium Austrian Absinthe The best thing to come out of Austria since Arnie. Australian blockbuster film Moulin Rouge rebooted Absinthe’s popularity when it showed Montmartre’s Bo-ho’s sipping their Absinthe and seeing the green Kylie fairy. Back in the day it was the drink d’jour for artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and writers like Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway. The myth of the grand worm wood herb causing minds to spin was uber exaggerated when it was banned in the US and Europe. Perhaps it was more a reaction to artists’ bohemian culture than the actual drink itself. Lucky for us the ban was ignored by traditional schnapps makers like the Greber family. And when their son Christian was handed the family recipe in the 1970s, he let the green fairy out of the bottle. The secret to this spirit is its 28 aromatic herbs grown some 2000 metres above sea level. The fresh zingy flavours of green anise, grand woodworm and sweet fennel started the Absinthe movement. The origins of this premium Austrian absinthe date back to 1868. Double distilled in traditional column stills from 28 naturally grown alpine herbs, it leaves a smooth and complex sensation on the palate. A touch of wormwood, a hint of gentian and 26 other Austrian herbs conjure up a glacier in a glass when poured over crushed ice. The cocktail opportunities Upsynth 55 offers will make any bartender spin. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of America Tasting Competition • Silver Medal 2013 What the experts say: “Only Austria’s climate and herb-growing alps allow for the distillation of such an exquisite taste. Pour me any long drink any day.” Licence ABN 52 118 206 901 NSW packaged liquor licence LIQP770016542 It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. No pick-ups.