Absinthe: Madness in a Bottle


MOTIER, Switzerland, March 21 (Reuters) – Absinthe, the drink banned almost a century ago as “madness in a bottle” is making a come-back.
The Swiss, who invented absinthe, legalised it this month, hoping to boost a sluggish regional economy and drag a generation of bootleg distillers into the 21st century.

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On March 1, the day the ban was lifted, local distillers gathered in the village of Motier in the Val-de-Travers where absinthe is distilled for a festival celebrating the local brew.
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  1. Theres a booze shop in Dawson St Dublin (opposite Mansion House)which sells Absinthe. I think I’ll try it. I may be gone for some time…

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