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.