Friday, January 11, 2013

The Sazerac Gift Shop

Over a dozen years ago I encountered an image of a 1930s Legendre Herbsaint poster, its subject was the classic Herbsaint Frappé, with the now famous line:
“At The Close Of The Day, Drink An Herbsaint Frappé, Legendre Herbsaint, Always Served When Absinthe Is Called For”.
The vintage Herbsaint frappé poster was the inspiration for a fascinating journey discovering the history of Legendre Herbsaint.

 The original Herbsaint advertising images are both unique and quite rare, with originals being almost impossible to find.

The Sazerac Company has gone into their amazing archive of vintage Herbsaint images, and now has available, four reproductions of vintage Herbsaint posters, available to the public for the first time in over 70 years.

Stop by the Sazerac Company’s new online shop, and pick up a set of Legendre Herbsaint posters, and while there check out their other Herbsaint items, and don’t forget to check out the other fine Sazerac products available on their new site.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The New Orleans Absinthe Manufacturers Association

A quick iPhone photo to preview a coming attraction.
The New Orleans Absinthe Manufacturers Association.

Below are the three New Orleans distillers that formed The New Orleans Absinthe Manufacturers Association.

Three rare survivors...