It's produced by Pernod, and that alone would state the obvious. This should be high quality. Sad to say, it is not.
It's only a macerate and oil mix that falls right into the category of - nothing fancy really. Reading from the Swedish Pernod-Ricard web site, they say it is made according to the original Pernod Absinthe recipe. I know it is not. That said, on to the tasting.
Even at its high alcohol content, it doesn't taste too much alcohol. It has a fairly good blend of bitterness, anise and of course, the alcohol. It is a bit hard to detect many other herbs, since it is not exactly done with any finesse. It has a nice light green, yellowish color, and gives a perfect light louche when water is added. By adding sugar the taste increases a whole lot and the bitterness smoothens and all the lacking complexity and floral character do come out a little. But only the slightest bit.
Before I had tasted so many others, I enjoyed this one a lot. But with the brands available today, I don't drink it much. But, it's not all bad. I'd categorize it along with the Absente and the La Fée. Somewhere in the middle and way better than any czech swill.