Without getting all technical ('cause that's not my thing),I got this stuff on Friday.Definitely on the yellow side,but that doesn't bother me.Nice thick louche with out over doing it and becoming "chewy".I tried four - fifteen mil.samples.One at 4:1,two at 4.5:1,and one at 5:1.I can't decide which ratio I like best of the last two,(4:1 was way too hot).At 4.5:1,the finish is a bit sweet,then a little bitterness comes forth and lingers.(very nice) What I like is that all the ingredients meld together very nicely,and nothing is too out front. From what I understand,it's Stefano's intent to market this as a readily available,everyday absinthe.I think it would be fantastic to have this available for sale on American shelves.It definitely has that European "flair" that I'm very fond of,but I don't notice in American COs.I would buy a couple bottles tomorrow,and recommend it very highly.Thanks Stefano! (I wouldn't change a thing)!!!