Absinthe in NoVA/DC/MD - where to find
- Cocinero Cubano Nov 14, 2007 08:18 AM
Now that absinthe is legal and with wormwood no less, I'd like to get my hands on a bottle. Does anyone know where in the NoVA/DC/MD area I can get a bottle? Brands I've read about and get good reviews are: Lucid, Marteau Verte Classique, and Kubler.
I haven't yet looked for it at any liquor stores, but figured this kind of stuff would only be available at the better establishments.
"A couple more weeks, we *should* be receiving it just after the New Year (2008)" Was what I was told, as I just got off the telephone with two very helpful Customer Service Liaisons [One from Calvert Woodley Liquors (202) 966-4400 and the other from Schneider's Of Capitol Hill (202) 543-9300].
Does anyone know of another local Liquor establishment that may have "The Real Stuff" in stock?
I called Schneider's last week and was told they've been waiting for a while. Aparently for a brand called Green Moon. That one's new to me. I just know of Kubler and Lucid. There's also a brand from SF to be released locally out there on the 21. I think it's called St. John or St. Edward. A friend of mine was in NYC this weekend and at every liquor store she went to was told the same thing: flew of the shelves, none until after Dec 31.
Anyway, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
Local VA ABC stores carry it. I know the McLean ABC store had three or four different absinthes last week. You can check out the VA ABC web site for specific info on the producers.