Eichelberger BLANCHE 58% in Absinthe Brand Discussion Posted March 28, 2006 · Report reply On my second glass of Ike Blanche. Just pouring it in the glass there was an industrial chemical sort of aroma that caught me off guard. I don't use sugar but sugar may help. It seems the ratio makes tremendous difference. It feels good with a bit less water but that aroma. The smell is familiar but I just can't nail it down. More evaluation is in order.