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Did You Know Absinthe Is ...

Wormwood Society Logo• Not poisonous, and never was?
• Not hallucinogenic, and never was?
• Legal in the USA since the 1960s?
• Not just a novelty? There are fine absinthes, just like fine wine, whisky, and cognac.  Read more here:

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Preparing Absinthe In Society

Properly preparing a glass of absinthe isn't as complicated as you may think.

Absinthe enthusiasts often refer to absinthe preparation as the "absinthe ritual", but it's not very different from making a cup of tea.

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Absinthe Evaluation Tutorial

Do you know how to tell a great absinthe from a so-so absinthe?  What does one look for, or demand, in a glass of absinthe?  Just as with fine wine, fine absinthe has a whole language and system for evaluation and tasting.

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La Boheme Absinthe Original

La Boheme Absinthe Original

 
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Absinth Original was one of my first online purchases of absinth since moving back to the States. I'm very glad to say that my affair with the Original was short-lived.
The color is not unpleasant and fairly natural looking, but could use improvement.
Water produces an extremely weak louche, but there is at least SOME clouding.
The aroma is mostly alcohol burn with a tad bit of anise dancing around in the back, struggling to be noticed.
Lots of bitterness comes through in the taste and lingers in the back of the throat. An indicator of macerated wormwood. There's a slight sweetness that I can pick up in the back from the anise, but it's practically non-existent. The rest is burn, which lasts for a while, even at a 3:1 dilution ratio.
Overall, I'll never go back to this one. But I WILL use it as a comparative education tool when I am discussing the differences between absinth and absinthe with newcomers to the scene.
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson February 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
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One of my first, and worst...

Absinth Original was one of my first online purchases of absinth since moving back to the States. I'm very glad to say that my affair with the Original was short-lived.
The color is not unpleasant and fairly natural looking, but could use improvement.
Water produces an extremely weak louche, but there is at least SOME clouding.
The aroma is mostly alcohol burn with a tad bit of anise dancing around in the back, struggling to be noticed.
Lots of bitterness comes through in the taste and lingers in the back of the throat. An indicator of macerated wormwood. There's a slight sweetness that I can pick up in the back from the anise, but it's practically non-existent. The rest is burn, which lasts for a while, even at a 3:1 dilution ratio.
Overall, I'll never go back to this one. But I WILL use it as a comparative education tool when I am discussing the differences between absinth and absinthe with newcomers to the scene.

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