Jay Hendrickson is the world's leading authority on Legendre Herbsaint, the absinthe substitute created by J. Marion Legendre. He collects Herbsaint bottles and all related paraphenalia from the 1930s-1950s. Jay is responsible for the Original Herbsaint recipe being reintroduced and made available worldwide. Antique mini bottles he collected were used to chemically identify the "original recipe".
This image and a related story titled, " The Informant", was published in the March/April 2010, Imbibe Magazine.
Story by Robert Simonson
Photos by Damian Hevia