A little about me to start things off. My name is Rob. I have been perusing this website and forum for some time now and decided to jump in. I notice there are a good number of Texans here..Howdy, y'all! I am currently living in Houston, TX by way of New Orleans, LA (Born and raised). I work in the restaurant industry and have spent most of my adult life (while not in the Military) as a bartender/restaurant manager. I enjoy fine food and drink, cigars, cooking, and am an avid fisherman.
My experience with absinthe is limited, having only sampled it in Europe while on vacation and in the back streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Since most of those experiences were long ago, I fear what I have sampled was not absinthe at all - just mere imitation.
With a recent lapse in employment, I have had some idle time to explore interests that have been on the "back burner" - including absinthe. After what seems hours of browsing a multitude of websites to find good information and reviews, I find this place has been the most helpful and possesses a more agreeable demeanor than other forums (if you catch my drift). I look forward to learning more from the members of this forum and sharing my experiences as they come.
The selection in the local liquor store is unimpressive, to say the least. Funny how it appears that I can sample Europe's finer brands, but can't try the American offerings that seem so nice. Now, if I could only find a place that ships to Texas, HA, HA!
Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you!