Had a little absinthe over the weekend. Had drinks of Lucid, Delaware Phoenix Meadow of Love, and Ridge Blanche. All fantastic.
Yes, The Green Fairy inspired a lot of dreams.
We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.
Coincidentally, I picked up my first bottle of absinthe a week ago, opting for the Mata Hari, owing to its reasonable price, high proof, and attractive bottle. I don't have any competitors to compare it to, but I have enjoyed the scents and tastes that it adds to my Sazeracs (the mixed drink, not the product) -- plus, the part that coats the glass and is to be disposed of has very efficiently found itself disposed into Monkey Glands (the mixed drink, not the secreting organ of a simian).
As a curiosity, I bought some Laird's 7 1/2yr old apple brandy yesterday, $19. Having a pour with my chicken parmesan. I dig it. An easy sipper, just a little light at 80 proof. Anyone have their bonded?
The liver is evil. It must be punished...
It has been a big hit with my friends as well. I brought my first bottle camping, along with a bottle of ER10, EC12, and Ridgemont Reserve, and the Laird's was the first to get finished. I haven't tried the 7.5yo Apple brandy though, so not sure how the two compare.