Definitely the best absinthe of the ~10 different absinthes I've tasted. Smooth taste, not at all bitter. Goes well with water, mountain dew, energy drinks or even straight. I've used this absinthe to cure atleast five of my friends from the traumas they had due to tasting lousy absinthes. At first I thought I would give it only four stars because I believe somewhere in there is even better absinthe, the greatest of all. But then again, this is the greatest of all absinthes I've ever tasted and even heard of. Absinthe Illusion may give you better(?) effect, but the taste is not even comparable.