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  1. ok I'm impressed Duplais verte. to about 2 parts water and about 1/3 of one of those sugar cubes wrapped in paper that says absinthe. Suddenly I can imagine gilt-aged Paris obsessed. It all makes sense now. No fair that this site's formatting is such an ubuntu challenge. Just have to deal with the weirdnesses. What now? I can't afford $72 a bottle. Just bought a clearance $40 Kübler but didn't like it so much. Have to go- I think Edgar is at the door...
  2. I tried absinthe for the _2nd_ time this evening and discovered that I like it much better without the water and sugar.
  3. Many thanks all. I will continue to check in and make notes so anyone else so inspired please write. So far I think the only specific recommendations available at drinkupny are Pacifique and Vieux Carre and the latter I can buy locally. Your suggestions help me navigate the reviews and I'm gradually forgetting my Strong68-decision misery.
  4. That's actually very helpful. Kübler is only $60 a litre and due for a closeout reduction next month so that's probably a decent plan although someone whose judgement I tend to trust told me American absinthes taste like lemonade and I'm in a vulnerable situation here- I hate to emphasize cost but then $60 is a good ways toward probably $80-90 to access a bigger selection. I've been looking through the reviews but honestly getting more confused the more I read. I'll just have to risk another choice but I wish it could be an ultimate that would truly transport me to a table across a crowded bistro from Edgar Degas and his friends. -prone2obsess
  5. Hello- first I admit the initial or most of the attraction to trying absinthe is the romantic notion of becoming part of one of those great impressionist paintings. I read about this years back when it was still considered poison and only found out about the current situation by reading the promotional magazine at my local spirits shop. I'm duly amazed at what's I've read and seen so far by tapping in via internet. Unfortunately I ordered what I too late read was a lousy example the notorious Stong68- I went from extreme anticipation to heart break before it even arrived. Alas but I am too cheap to not drink it anyway and besides I hadn't even tried Absinthe. So Saturday I attempted to become one of those people from the 1890's, though I don't have the correct clothes, and tried a Strong68 louche. Thus now I have a couple questions that I'm hoping at least a few of you will answer for me: 1. I realize this may be difficult but how would you describe the difference between what I tried and something you consider a good example? Bitter is not a word I'd use to describe the taste and 2. should I decide a 2nd try is it worth paying shipping again for something from Europe->Pennsylania, or locally I could get a.Grande Absente Absinthe Originale 138 Proof b.Kübler Absinthe Swiss Superieure 106 Proof c. Vieux Carre Absinthe 120 proof d. Lucid Absinthe Superieure Vs. I was considering [based on the seller's description [ Amer72 or I'm open to suggestions if not high price because I may still decide I don't like this. But I'm duly fascinated so planning to see this through. I do like a wide range of cuisines, intense flavors like extreme spice / hot peppers / stinky fishes like anchovies and sardines / etc. So I'm not afraid of the incredibly intense licorice-like experience I had last Saturday. My apologies for the long post, what is probably a boring problem for all of you, and sharing yet another new-to-this here-because-of-absinthe-history. Thanks for reading- prone2obsess ps. and sorry for firefox via Ubuntu is making your format tools a little hard to use but I'll figure it out over time- there are several fixes I'd make to my post if I could.