Jade Perique Tobacco liqueurs was released in 2006 made from a base of Louisian tobacco called Perique. Due to the difficulty in cultivating and obtaining the tobacco, it is released in small quantities and meant to be sipped similar to a brandy. They assure their consumers that their process "greatly diminishes the health concerns associated with tobacco use."
Jade Liqueurs was founded in 2000 TA Breaux, who describes himself as a scientist dedicated for many years in the research of absinthe. The company crafts absinthe and other spirits for the true connoisseur: "the opportunity to experience unequivocal recreations of the classic absinthes that fueled the creative fires of the Belle Époque." They further claim to create historically accurate spirits "down to unimaginably minute details. This is done thorugh the reverse engineering of bottles of absinthe from the Belle Epoque. They use only whole herbs in their macerations and never essences, oils, or other concentrates (natural or otherwise). They say their standards for the quality of herbs is so exacting that it limits their absinthe supply. The base alcohol is made from a proprietary eau-de-vie (distillation of wine grapes) made in a small, 1,150 liter copper still. They are bottled in heavy glass corked by hand, sealed in wax.