Where is absinthe legal?
“Currently, most countries do not have a legal definition of absinthe (unlike Scotch whisky or cognac). Manufacturers can label a product ‘absinthe’ or ‘absinth’, whether or not it matches the traditional definition. Due to many countries never banning absinthe, not every country has regulations specifically governing it. Australia Bitters can contain a maximum 35 mg/kg thujone, other alcoholic beverages can contain a maximum 10 mg/kg of thujone. In Australia, import and sales require a special permit although absinthe is readily available in many bottle shops. Absinthe containing wormwood cannot be sent through the Australian postal system. It is unresolved whether or not it is permitted in luggage in non-commercial quantities for personal use. While the legislation would appear to be clear, it is sold by duty-free retailers at ‘Arrivals’ at Australian international airports such as Kingsford Smith. Canada In Canada, liquor laws are under the jurisdiction of the provincial governments