By rmorte. Posted 20/07/2014
From looking around about absinthe, this is not entirely considered an absinthe by some (???). For whatever the reasons may be, Bairnsfather did teach me a few things and brought into focus a lot of interest.
First of all, FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. On the back of the bottle it says "enjoy with ice". I took this literally and the result was perfect. The drink slowly took a creamy louche and opened up. Adding cold water will not do it... ICE_
Secondly, it really gives you a taste of wormwood, which is bitter. But for a person that is into bitterness in drinks or foods (American IPAs, arugula in salads, etc.) this drink will really catch your attention. I really enjoy it because I enjoy bitterness and herbs in certain foods. This does not let you down at all and clings to the mouth.
With the addition of ice the body becomes creamy and quite nice. The sweetness also appears very nicely... almost as such when adding a bit of water or ice to scotch. It is a unique experience that I cannot help but revel in with the different take.
True absinthe or not, I would buy this again. I really enjoy it for what it is.