I have been watching this thread with passing interest for a while now. My first thought was why would anyone want to drink the same stuff that Van Gogh was supposed to be drinking the night he thought it was a good idea to lop off his ear and send it as a token of his love?
As I have read more about absinthe, I have become more open to to trying it and low and behold one of my poker buddies has a few bottles from Europe. We will be trying it at this Thursdays poker game. I will report back after the experience.