St. George Spirits reports that the second batch of their excellent Absinthe will be released on February 3. The first batch sold out quickly. See my review here. Southern California locations that will carry it include Hi-Time Wine and K&L. The last batch sold out quickly, so be on the lookout for green fairy sightings come Ground Hog Day.
The Whisky/whiskey debate, which I covered here and here is still raging on the Scotchblog. Check the comments section if you are interested in spirit-ual grammar.