Welcome to the Fee Verte Forum. You've arrived at the biggest, oldest, most visited absinthe forum on the net, with, we like to think, the most passionate and the most knowledgeable membership. Our members include professional distillers, keen drinkers, very keen drinkers, drunks, occasional imbibers, researchers and historians, absinthe retailers and distributors, and lots of otherwise regular folk in thrall to La Fee Verte. We care deeply about absinthe here, its quality, its history, its traditions and above all, about its future. The discussions are wide-ranging and freewheeling, and as at any good Belle Epoque cafe, take in not just the world of absinthe, but the worlds of art, science, politics, and entertainment. Controversial opinions are welcome, and the discussions here are often passionate, argumentative and deeply felt.

Before you post for the first time:

1. READ THE FAQ. If you ask questions right of the bat that are directly covered in the FAQ, you may find the response of our members a little.....(ominous music).....disconcerting.

2. FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE, AND SELECT AN AVATAR. We want to see how you want us to see how you see your virtual self. Clear?

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4. INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE. Open a new thread below, and tell us about yourself - who you are, what you do, what your interest in absinthe is, when you first drank it, how long you've been interested - anything and everything that you're comfortable sharing.

5. For obvious reasons, please don't discuss the details of shipping methods used to deliver absinthe to the USA.

6. And lastly: We run the forum with a light touch. We do not generally moderate, censor or delete posts. But we do insist on reasonably correct spelling and good grammar. It's a courtesy to the other members, a sign that you devoted some effort and care to your post, and so their effort in replying or answering your questions is justified. If you can't spell, use a spell checker. Of course, if you're not a native English speaker, just do your best, we'll cut you the necessary slack.