Emperor Norton Absinthe was named after Joshua Norton, self proclaimed Emperor of these United States. He lived during the late 1800s in San Francisco and was more or less a vagabond. He wandered the city dressed in part Union part Confederate uniform and even made his own money which shop owners would accept. He is credited with proposing the Bay Bridge and the Transbay Tunnel.
Raff Distillerie personally imports both wormwoods from 30 miles outside Pontarlier France, one of the birthplaces of absinthe. Each batch is made by hand and only produces 540 bottles.