Very interesting indeed.
However, to forestall thread proliferation, I direct your attention to the existing thread Absinthe, the Green Fairy
and suggest this new thread be merged into it.
I quite agree, and offer my apologies to the moderators.
In my defence, however, prior to starting the thread, I conducted a site search of the word 'Absinthe' which returned not one solitary hit, which, I must confess, I found surprising. The same site search today, however, has returned pages and pages of hits.