Now Legal 12/21/07 Mari Mayans Absinthe (Absenta) has been produced in Ibiza since the founding of the distillery in 1880 by Juan Mari Mayans, a herbalist known all over the region for his expertise in high quality distillation and knowledge of fine herbs. It is made from distilling the leaves of hand-picked Artemisia Absinthium (Wormwood) and is then macerated in herbs. The resulting spirit is a mesmerizing green that clouds when water is added (known as Opaline). It is 100% natural and is created to this day using the same formula that made the distillery famous in the last century with exports to France and the rest of Europe. Ernest Hemmingway referred to Absinthe as "idea changing liquid alchemy" and Absinthe's artistic properties have formed the basis for its mysterious and sometimes controversial history.