A distillate steeped with or rectified with several herbal and botanical ingredients, including wormwood oil, which was responsible for the nearly worldwide ban on the production of Absinthe, when it was determined that it contained thujone, a strong drug that causes epileptic type seizures when taken in large quantities. There is scientific agreement today that absinthe’s high proof 130° was more problematic then the chemicals in the herbal ingredients in their tiny amounts.

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