The Absinthe Drinker is pleased to announce a very special Tasting & Talk in celebration of International Absinthe Day, Tuesday 5th March, with founder and president of Jade Liqueurs, T. A. Breaux, and Jenny Gardener of Sip Or Mix at The Last Tuesday Society.
Explore the history & mysteries of Absinthe with a tasting of Jade Liqueurs' portfolio of Absinthes as well as La Maison Fontaine.
T. A. Breaux is a native New Orleanian and research scientist who has dedicated over 20 years of research toward resolving the mysteries and myths associated with absinthe. His mission to painstakingly reconstruct historically accurate examples of the controversial spirit gave rise to Jade Liqueurs. Breaux co-directed the effort to lift the USA’s 95-year ban on absinthe, which came to fruition on March 5th, 2007 with the launch of Lucid Absinthe Supérieure. The following year, Breaux was similarly engaged in reversing the last vestiges of the original French ban, which allowed absinthe to be formally recognised in that country. His work has been lauded throughout the press and media in the USA, Europe, and Australia since 2000, including numerous national television appearances (The History Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS, MSNBC, Travel Channel, PBS, etc.). Breaux has co-authored published scientific studies on vintage absinthe in peer- reviewed journals (Journal of Agricultural and Food Science), and coauthored the book, "Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir" (Fulcrum Publishing - ISBN: 1682750019). Breaux's reputation for being a staunch promoter of truth and accuracy of information and education in all matters absinthe is surpassed only by his limitless passion for recreating history through the fine art of absinthe crafting.
Sip Or Mix is an independent drinks company specialising in Absinthe, Gin, Rum, Liqueurs and Bitters. Founded in 2011 by Jenny Gardener, Sip Or Mix is based in Central London and covers the whole UK. They pride themselves on having brands of exceptional quality and provenance. All of their brands are hand crafted, small batch and authentic and family owned.