Scottish absinthe to hit shelves
A PAIR of North Sea oil workers are set to launch the first absinthe made in Scotland.
Peter Dignan and Richard Pierce’s drink is called Murmichan after the ancient Scots word for “wicked fairy” and delivers a 64% ABV hit, well above even the most potent malt whisky.
Created in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the bright green spirit is due to be launched on the Scottish market this month and then to China and Japan.
Absinthe, a bitter anise-flavoured spirit made principally from wormwood, was originally thought to have curative qualities and was used by French troops in Algeria to fight malaria.