Sunday, August 19, 2018

Drinking Absinthe at The Old Absinthe House 1909








A recent addition to our collection is this vintage postcard of the The Old Absinthe House, sent May 1st, 1909.

The front of the postcard is a fairly common image, but what was written on the back, was quite interesting as the text reads: "Absinthe is a great French drink, this is the only place in this country where they drip it, Holes are worn in the marble, an inch deep." 








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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Returning With New Herbsaint Finds

We will be posting again regularly.
Quite a bit of historical information, and several new finds took place while we were busy with real life.

Stay Tuned...

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#legendreherbsaint
#sazerac

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Legendre's Drugstore

The Legendre Building at 122-126 Barrone, in New Orleans, which still stands today was the location of Legendre's Drug Store, as well as the headquarters of Legendre & Co. during the early years of Legendre Herbsaint production.

A few Legendre's Drugstore Items, which include an interior shot of Legendre's Drugstore, from an early 1900s advertisement.


A small selection of Legendre's Drugstore bottles in our Collection. 



Legendre & Co. pharmaceutical label for medicinal Wormwood.
The French term for Wormwood would later become a famous Trade Name for Legendre Herbsaint. 



During Prohibition, Legendre's Drugstore would have one of the largest federal permits to dispense prescription alcohol. 

Below, an example of some surviving prescription documents from Prohibition Era Legendre's Drugstore that reside in our collection.



The front of Legendre's Drugstore / Legendre Bldg. in the late 1950s


The window of Legendre's Drugstore around 1948 or 1949, 
Look at what is in the window. 



Sunday, July 6, 2014

The New Orleans Absinthe Manufacturers Association

Following the repeal of prohibition, three New Orleans distillers, L.E Jung & Wulff, Yochim Brothers, and the newest addition Legendre & Company, would each release their own absinthe type spirits.





To shorten a very complicated story, that we will return to in the future, these three distillers would form an association to promote their unique spirits, and dispel the myths surrounding absinthe.




Stay tuned, in the near future we will discuss some interesting findings on this part of New Orleans Absinthe History...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

80 Years of Legendre Herbsaint

March 1st 1934, Legendre Absinthe is renamed Legendre Herbsaint.







March 1st, 2014, Herbsaint celebrates 80 years of being The Spirit of New Orleans.

Happy Birthday Herbsaint!