Maybe some of you know what Absinth is and maybe some of you don't... It's a Victorian era liqour made with an old medicinal herb called Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
I received a few bottles of extract from my friend in Norway (ex-Battle Helm mag writer) who now works for the Hansa Beer company. It's manufactured by Malorts in Sweden but I think his company is considering distributing it and they're mailing out samples to clients (he to everyone on his mailing list I think...!). This is not immediately drinkable you have to mix it with a 750ml of vodka.
I haven't drank any alchohol since about 1997 so I'm only having one glass to see what it's like since it's so "legendary" (see the Bram Stokers Dracula book/film). It tastes like black licorish (I never could spell that)!
If this post must be deleted because of inapropriateness or whatnot that's fine. I just thought I'd share this piece of botanical history, not an endorsement of underage drinking or anything (I'm nearly 30).