La Boheme Absinthe Original
- Absinthe Original was the first real Absinthe that entered the UK market in 1999
- Bottled at 70% with 15mg of thujone, blend of wormwood, 13 herbs and spices in solution
- Best enjoyed using the traditional method of drinking with sugar and water
- Absinthe Original's fine deep olive green color occurs as a result of its natural ingredients
I received the package in good shape and on time. I had ordered two bottles of the original absinthe. I first tried it with some friends. We used sugar and chilled water. Everyone was sort of surprised by the liquorice taste, it takes some getting used to. I gave one of my bottles as a holiday gift to my sister in law. The next time I tried it I decided to use soda. All I had in the house was Dr. Pepper. Surprisingly, it helped with the taste. I drank about 4 glasses of it like this, and the high was different. It was sort of a lucid drinking feeling. I normally drink Irish Whiskey, and by the time I would have 4 glasses I would start rambling or sort of getting rowdy. However, this was different. I still had good control of my thinking and wasn't experiencing any unusual emotions, mostly just relaxed. Still, I had this feeling I wasn't experiencing what everyone seems to be talking about. So, the third try, I used root beer because it is caffeine free, and holy cow. I'm not sure why I didn't experience it the first two times, but the first drink really had an effect on me. I could tell there was something really strong ahold of me. I should have been cautious at that point. I could have had just one more drink and not needed anymore. However, I just kept drinking. I probably had around 5 drinks this time... and it felt like I was drugged. Seriously, I wasn't out of control or mouthy, and still had control over my emotions, but I believe I see what they mean about the green fairy. So, I know now what its about and I'm satisfied it wasn't just hype, its the real deal. Be very careful with this stuff. I over did it and around bed time, had to unload it. Then I slept great, and strangely felt fine and relaxed the next day. Definitely keep it in moderation though, if you don't think you can, have your wife hide it from you after a couple. Its definitely unique.
I honestly was disappointed in this, its kinda bitter, (the anice is quite noticable here) I am sorry but there was no louche in this just a swirl of oils when i added water to it. Taste wise it was ok, I did not like the finish at all. Its strong in terms of the alcohol content, and it gives you a decent buzz after downing a few glasses. As far as the effects they were ok I suppose, no green fairys but it was somewhat pleasant, kinda weak to me. Bottom line is that this is expensive for what you might be expecting for absinthe and the absinthe itself is dissapointing. I have tried other brands that are much better and more affordable. I would not recommend this even if you are a first time absinthe drinker.