Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yochim Absinthe

The third installment of our look at New Orleans distillers is J. C. Yochim, who like L.E. Jung & Wulff was founded in the late 1800s.

Following the repeal of prohibition, J.C. Yochim sold their Cordiale D' Absinthe for a very short period post prohibition.

Pictured below is a surviving J.C. Yochim Cordiale D' Absinthe bottle.

Keep following, as we go into greater detail of Absinthe in New Orleans.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

L.E. Jung & Wulff Absinthe

New Orleans distiller L. E. Jung & Wulff produced absinthe in New Orleans before the 1912 ban on producing absinthe in the USA. 
 For a very brief time following the repeal of prohibition, L. E. Jung & Wulff produced approx. 1500 cases of absinthe until ordered to cease production by the F.A.C.A in early 1934.

The bottle shown below is in the collection of the Absinthe Museum of America.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Legendre Absinthe

December 1933, following the repeal of prohibition, New Orleans pharmacist, J. Marion Legendre brought Legendre Absinthe to market.

Shortly after the release of Legendre Absinthe, the Federal Alcohol Control Administration would require Legendre & Company to remove the word absinthe from the label of their new product, and by Mar 1st 1934 Legendre Herbsaint would become The New Name For Legendre Absinthe.