New to all of this and after bumming around this Forum as a guest, I decided to join. All of you have helped me out alot. Just wanted to introduce myself and tell all of you what experience I have had with absinthe.
I heard about Absinthe in the early 90's through artist circles and always wanted to try it, but as you may know it was unavailable. A few months ago I picked up a magazine and there was an article describing what liquors you should have you bar stocked with and one was Sebor absinthe. So I had to find out what was going on in the States and in Europe.
I performed some research on the net and found out that absinthe is having a resurgence due to the fact the EU lifted the ban. My dream had come true!! I could finally try the liquor I heard stories about when I was younger. The liquor great writers and artists drank and were inspired by.
So in my haste I found a website and ordered 2 bottles which seemed reasonably priced. They were: Moulin Verte 68 and Strong 68. When I received them I was happy, but when I took my first taste, they were very bitter and strong, even with three sugar cubes. I thought, this can't be right. So I did a little more research.
Thank God I found this site and another which contained some reviews!! I found out what I had bought received some poor reviews. So I decided to buy some more. Some absinthe that recieved good reviews. So I bought the Clandestine Charlotte and the Jade Edouard. I received them and couldn't wait to crack them open to try. After one taste of the Jade, I fell in love and was hooked. The Clandestine was also very good.
All I found myself doing was looking for other absinthes to buy and try for comparison sake. To bad it is an expensive hobby. I found out that right after I bought the Edouard, the PF1901 was released. I thought to myself damn!! I have to but it. So I bought 2 bottles and haven't opened them yet. Maybe New Year's Eve.
Well, that's it for now. Hope to see all of you around and thanks again for your help with this. I still have a lot of questions and hope all of you can help.