Saturday, 21 July 2007

Absinthe for Sale

Absinthe is not a cheap drink to make or to buy. A good absinthe could be made with around a dozen different plants. The artisanale methods used to make many of today's absinthes are themselves very labour intensive.

However this absinthe is more expensive than any ever sold before. Even more expensive than the pre-ban absinthe samples sold once in a while by Oxygénée.

This absinthe will cost you $16,900,000, the equivalent of 291,379 bottles of La Clandestine swiss absinthe ...



Originally built in 1973 and then re-fitted in 2005, M/Y Absinthe is currently located at Ensanada, Mexico, so there may be a small delivery charge too. Fraser Yachts, who are selling it, report that its maximum speed is 17 knots, so delivery may not be as fast as the couriers who deliver absinthe!

Want to know more. Well here's the plan ...



The Dining Room ...



and the Master Suite ...



Finally if you lead a very busy life, and are concerned you may not be able to get to your yacht very easily, note that it comes with a helipad ..

4 comments:

The Fox said...

My question is: how well does it louche?

Hehe...and what's its thujone content?

Alan said...

In answer to the Fox:

Trying to louche M/Y Absinthe is not recommended and could be disastrous. It should be floated on top of the water, or "layered," like a B52.

The thujone content of M/Y Absinthe is not detailed in the specification (in the same way that La Clandestine and many other good absinthes don't specify their thujone content). Like any good absinthe, this should be appreciated for its taste and not for any so-called effects.

I note, incidentally, that M/Y Absinthe is a "blanche."

The Fox said...

"Like any good absinthe, this should be appreciated for its taste and not for any so-called effects."

I wanted so bad to ask if I could get a sample of it, however, I'll refrain.

As usual, awesome posts!

Alan said...

You want to sample it?

Sure. Look on the yacht's charter page: it is available for short-term chartering for $252,000. I'm hoping that is for a month, but maybe it is only for a week!