However, what did it taste like when first bottled. That first pour at the bar. The patron would not have known about "better" tasting stuff like we do. We have the luxury of having modern distilled absinthe and then comparing that to pre-ban absinthe.
Until a time machine (that works better than the one on Napoleon Dynamite) is invented, I guess we'll never know for sure, but it makes for an interesting thought does it not?
Topic should read Pre-ban's original taste (singular).
Guess my point is this. I see some distiller's attempting to re-create that "pre-ban" taste profile. I can understand to a degree what their reasoning is, but during the Belle Epoch, people were not drinking 100 year old absinthe. They were drinking absinthe as fresh as we drink. Oh well, just another pointless question, but what do you think?
Edited by greytail, 08 February 2012 - 07:43 PM.