Donna here from Washington State.. Heard about Absinthe a few years back on NPR and when i was in Pigeon Forge, TN in 2008 i found a small bottle.. cant even remember the name of it, it was 8$ and had about 4 oz in it. I was expecting the worse (something akin to whisky i thought) BUT I got hooked with it very first sip. Why have i fallen in love with something so expensive? I have had several different labels including Pernod, Lucid, Trilium, Pacifique, Verde, some i cant remember.. some i have had several bottles of.. probably have spent close to 1000$ in a little over a year. YIKES!! Its that taste! you know? I was an Ouzo drinker in college so this was an EZ transition for me. Tried one of the do it yourself kits.. UGH dont try that ever! what a waste of a good bottle of vodka. Cant wait to read what everyone has to say. I feel so at home!