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Reveirs

Antipodean absintheur

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Greetings from the Antipodes,

 

I've been "lurking" on this forum for a few years now, perusing other people's opinions on what is and isn't a "good" absinthe while sampling a range of new and old world absinthes and developing my own taste for this enigmatic ambrosia.

 

In that time I've decided that the Pontarlier-style is my preference. I find the François Guy perfect for picnics, and the Un Emile ideal as a refreshing after-work aperitif. I'm not a huge fan of the Val-de-Travers "la bleue" style although I do enjoy the wormwoody bite of the Angelique. Of the offerings from Fougerolles, I am a big fan of the Le Mercier Amer with its christmassy notes and for a big finish to a big night nothing can beat the appropriately named Libertine Intense.

 

I do hope this is an appropriate introduction and look forward to future imbibing.

 

Reveirs.

 

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Has anyone tried the Absinthe Bizarre?

Just got a bottle as a gift, made in Val-de-Travers.

When I googled it I came across a website for a traveling cabaret show.

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I see. It's not bad but it's not great either. Swampy louche, very licorice-y flavour, and slightly harsh after-taste.

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Welcome to the forums! In the price range that I see in your selection, you may also want to try the Ikes, Guy's La Pontisallienne, and the Akveld line. Cheers!

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