Absinthe Review: Absinthe ALANDIA Suisse La Bleue
Absintheur: Joseph Toomey 10.05.2009
For a 'strong' Absinthe, I found this one *very* smooth, and works fine with a single lump of sugar (where my Amer requires 2). Louches milky white quickly, and the effect slides in within 5-6 mins. A bit of an impulse purchase for me, but one I'm glad I made..
Absintheur: Keith Hyduke 06.07.2006
OK this was our first try at Absinthe. We were so psyched to finally try the forbidden drink. New years 2006, just me and my girl nice and dark, quite romantic. Set up the whole table for the ritual of the drink. Smelled very strong of anisette, which I'm not crazy about, but still I was more then willing to try this with an open mind. I do have to admit, it has a very nice louche. We cut it with about 1/2 to 1/2 of water and absinthe, being poured over two sugar cubes. Took our first drinks, and........pretty much gagged on it. We laughed so hard for so long at this big build up, to try something we can't even choke down. Try it again, with lighting the sugar, and the same effect. Hell, tried to EAT the sugar cube pieces that were remaining, and had to race each other to the kitchen garbage can to try to spit it out as fast as we could. Needless to say, this was not the effect we were looking for. Couldn't believe that something this hyped, was THIS bad. We recorked it, and set it aside for future friends and victims. July 4th, 2006. Huge party here, and many friends I want to give a shot to. Some of them are so in AWE that I had this, and were dying to try it. So, set it up, and mostly the same reaction we had. Some handled it a little better, but not much. Then, just for the hell of it, we ran it straight over 2 cubes, no water. It was GOOD. Actually very good. Everyone also agreed, though some it was to HOT for. So all in all, we found our way of drinking this, and I would get it again, after I tried some others. My opinion, drink it as is from the bottle. Water makes it taste HORRID. But pure, is the way to go. As I have not tried others as of yet, I can't compare, but I'll expand, as I buy and try more come New Years 2007. Oh, and many thanks Alandia for getting the Fairy to me.
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