Stranger & Stranger: No. 12 Absinthe- 12.25.10
Sometimes that Christmas Spirit, comes in a bottle. Apparently for 2010, that was true. And the spirit came in the form of the Green Fairy. And it is delicious, and beautifully packaged, courtesy of Stranger & Stranger… it’s not enough that they make some of the most beautiful alcohol packaging around, every year for the last 12 years, they have also sent out a special Christmas Spirit, and i sip this year’s absinthe as i write this post. It’s delicious. Absinthe handmade in a single batch, not available for purchase… It is deliciously beautiful! When a bottle says “After one glass, you see things as you wish they were.” how can you resist? “Nectar, bitter-sweet - like the last kiss on the lips of a discarded mistress, is the secret charm of my existence; green as the moon’s light on a forest pool it glimmers in my glass; eagerly i quaff it, and, as i drink, i dream.” Marie Corelli, 1890.
See the close ups on the next page, and a very merry christmas to you!
Seriously, the most inspected package i’ve ever received… the main plastic pack was covered in special tape that claimed the package was as sent… as were the many layers of bubble wrap… AND the tube… the tub before this tube, where the seal has clearly been opened… no idea of course if the bottle itself has been tampered with or tested…
Who can resist a bottle that says ~ “beautiful, hideous, angelic, devilish”?
“After one glass you will see things as you wish they were…” Shouldn’t that be all of our lives?
I can’t even begin to tell you how much i wish i knew Stranger & Stranger the last 12 years.
Anyone who loves optical illusions, can’t help but adore their logo…
To those who have inquired on twitter ~ it is in fact, as 500mL bottle. Adorable, isn’t it?
Sometimes, you just need to appreciate the effort gone into the design of the underside.