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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Hide all your ear-slicing knives. Locally-produced absinthe is now a reality, thanks to Integrity Spirits, a micro-distillery in Southeast Portland. Bottles of Trillium Absinthe Superieure don't come cheap ($60, a wee bit too much for would-be Henri de Toulouse-Lautrecs living on a budget), the producers say their version is sweeter and goes down smoother than the more traditional stuff found overseas. Integrity is the second distillery in the country to start cranking out absinthe. More information can be found in a story from today's edition of the Oregonian.
I thought I'd start craving absinthe once it became widely available around Portland but, after a trip to the Highland Stillhouse, I think this itch has been effectively scratched. Much like Krispie Kremes and Miller Hi-Life, once a hard-to-get food/alcohol product becomes readily available in Portland I lose interest. I'm sure the same thing will happen whenever In-N-Out decides to open a franchise up here. Until then, me want cheap, good burgers!