Herbsaint, hailing from New Orleans, was created in 1933 by J. Marion Legendre. Since absinthe was banned in 1912, he created the product to be an absinthe substitute. The original Herbsaint was bottled at 120-proof and was composed of a secret mix of botanicals. The resulting spirit was rich and complex with a strong anise note. By the 1940s, Herbsaint was the favored absinthe substitute in New Orleans and was used in a variety of cocktails, including the Sazerac. The current version is 90-proof, but is still based on the original recipe from the 1930s.
Product of Kentucky
Alcohol by Volume: 45%