Rare herb the key to absinthe production. World absinthe authority starts own distillery.

on 31/08/10 at 12:25 am


Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake A reservoir glass filled with absinthe as water and sugar are added to dilute the high proof spirit before consumption.

A happenstance discovery of wormword growing wild near their rural Kalispell (Montana) home was a key factor in Julie and Joe Legate’s venture into the world of distilling.

Wormwood is a necessary ingredient in the distillation of absinthe that the Legates had heard and learned about and then became intrigued with.

They’ve been involved in the absinthe community for about five years as self-described “aficionados and critics” and are now developing their own brand.

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