Has anyone tried real absinthe? Is it worth the trouble of trying to get ahold of a bottle? What brand is the best?
Absinthe has been illegal for many years. It causes brain damage. Try Pernod or something legal. There are several good subsitutes. Read the link below for more info. -- Marie
Here is a link that might be useful: About Absinthe
It doesn't cause brain damage any more than drinking large quantities of any other strong liquor does. And it may be illegal in the US but not in many European countries. Actually one can legally purchase a bottle from these countries for personal consumption which is why I am asking for recommendations.
I don't think you want to be drinking any quantities of Absinthe. Thujone is a cumulative poison. One drink won't hurt your nor will two. But if it is drank regular then you will develop fits and such. I think the author from New Orleans is a bit underinformed.
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Yes, I've had it, many years ago.
Didn't much care for it. The taste was, to me, not at all pleasant.
I think it's still illegal in France, isn't it?
I've read that it's effects are like those of marijuana, but if you have too much, you're understand why Van Gogh cut off his ear.
Absinthe has the same effects as marijuana... But, it is a completely different high. Try making your own absinthe and see it firsthand.
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Was in Japan from 64-66 and Absinthe was available and I presume legal. The bottle was "Morozoff 68" and Morozoff was a brand name for many odd liquors/liquers over there. The stuff tasted like concentrated Ouzo and was definitely bad news; I know more than a couple of guys who had to be de-toxed because of it.
I have bought it online, and would again, but it's so expensive, with the exchange rate and all. The thujone is regulated, so there are no toxic problems. What gets ya is that it's 140 proof. The link below is the stuff we bought.
Here is a link that might be useful: Absinthe
For quality information about absinthe:
The most harmful thing about absinthe is the alcohol.
Don't burn absinthe!