Wow - I found an ace site about absinth the other day. It is called allthingsabsinth.com
The first time I tried absinth was on my 26th Birthday in a bar called the Sun and Doves in Camberwell. It wasn't as good as it should have been because the dozy barman made it with salt instead of sugar. I didn't know what it was supposed to taste like so knew no different until I commented on the saltyness to a mate of mine. He told me to take it back and get another which I did. Does this mean I am likely to go blind? No, that's when mrs. Palmer and her 5 daughters have overstayed their welcome [RG].