Hi, my name is Tom and I've been lurking around here for a month or so and finally decided that I would like to get involved in this community. I hope to learn more about this great drink, as this site has helped me to do already.
So how did I discover Absinthe? well I had it on holiday in Croatia a few years ago, and didn't think much of it, I'm not sure what it was but I'm pretty sure looking back that is was some form of Czechsinth (judging from the neon green colour). Anyway I drinking it not knowing how much better real absinthe could be. About a month ago I bought a bottle of Apsinthion Absinthe in my local Supermarket, and it was not great, but knowing that Supermarkets do not always stock the best in the way of Spirits I went online to see how it compared, I could only find one review and it was very negative, So seeing how as i hadn't found it too bad I thought lets see what I can find out. after a short search i found Alandia, and looked at the site, looked at the bottles they sold, and fell for their marketing (yes i know it was a bad move). So I bought a bottle of what they said was their "best seller" Strong68. whilst waiting for that to be delivered I started looking for reviews form other places about what I was going to get and came across this site. Since then i have read this site a lot and I have decided to try a third time, this time with a bottle of Jade PF1901. I decided on that by looking at this site and taking the highest reviewed bottle and just going for it. Anyway, that bottle is now on my shelf and as of this point unopened, I hope that it will be a step up form what I have experienced before, although I have enjoyed them, I do not feel they are a good representation of absinthe. I hope to continue to improve my experiences and share in the community here.