Hello all! I'm DanPatrick Kelly from the US(parents immigrated here from Ireland, if you can't tell by the name). I've been an absintheur for about 6 years and I have developed a real passion for it. My roommate is a wine sommelier and I get to give him some of his own medicine when I'm smelling a new or favorite absinthe I started out drinking mostly, well, crap because I had no palate and no idea of what good absinthe is. Fast forward a good deal of money(this is an expensive vice!) and I feel that I am now coming into an appreciation for well-crafted absinthe. I now find that I heavily prefer absinthes without any sugar- and now I have all these spoons for nothing! Luscious Oily Lesbians! I have been lurking on these boards for a long time, although in the past I tended to usually just use it for the excellent reviews. Now though I am seeing discussions that I am interested in.
I would say that my favorite absinthes currently are: Jade Edouard and Eichelberger 68 Limitee for the vertes, and La Clandestine for la bleues/blanches(although the Akveld Blanche is really tasty). I'm currently awaiting an order for a couple bottles of La Belle Ensorceleuse (which I'm really excited about), a La Pontissalienne, and an Eichelberger 83,2. Should be here any day! I'd love to revisit some of the absinthes I bought years ago and try them now that my palate has had some experience. The Roquette 1797 was one of the first bottles I bought back in 2008 and at the time all I could think was "cough syrup". I have heard that the later releases of it were a bit less medicinal, but still I think I'll give it another shot and see what I think nowadays. I'm still kicking myself for missing both releases of the Sauvage 1804 <_<
The absinthes that I'm looking forward to the most (besides the Ensorceleuse thats otw) would be the next release of L'Ancienne and of course trying pre-ban. I should be in the market for a sample of preban when it's time for my next order.
Well, I didn't mean to write a book. I look forward to getting to know some of you! Santé