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Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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    Pacific Distillery LLC, Woodinville, WA USA
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    Owning and running Pacific Distillery LLC. Makers of fine absinthe, gin, and vodka.

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  1. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Major grudge-holding (maybe a bit too major?)

    Interesting. I tend to agree with both Hedonmonkey and Patient Explorer on this issue. As a producer of absinthe myself, I can see the absolute horror the Swiss producers were trying to inflict on all other producers. Truly an issue of greed. On the other hand, I'm a "forgive-and-forget" kind of guy. Personally, I still won't give them a dime.
  2. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Pacific Distillery

    Nope. Sent the sample to the TTB a few months back and haven't heard a thing.
  3. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    The Sazerac - perfected!

    Interesting take on this. From my own personal standpoint, I agree 100% with your post, except I like to leave a bit more absinthe in the glass. At the distillery we've been working (for quite a while now) on a line of cocktail bitters. We've come upon a historical recipe/process for a tropical style (think Creole or what Peychaud's was before artificial coloring), that IMHO, is superior to Peychauds. If you ever happen to visit the Seattle area (any of you), please feel free to meet up with me and I'll let you taste.
  4. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    The Lies & Misinformation Just Keep On Going... >:-(

    As I have met several store managers who also have offered me weird stories about "American" absinthe. Usually it goes along the line that distributor (who is offering the European-made absinthes) tells them that if they want the "real thing" then they have to go with the Euro stuff.
  5. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Straw Colored Leopold Bros. ?

  6. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Pacific Distillery

  7. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Pacific Distillery

    The first batch of the blanche is aging as we speak.
  8. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Massimo is here

  9. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Helo fro NYS

    What do you mean by "antitoxin"?
  10. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Greetings and salutations

    Welcome. I believe that Duplais and Pacifique were sold in Texas a few years back, but if you are referring to being the first to produce an absinthe in the great state of Texas than congratulations. We wish you much success.
  11. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Radio Piece on Absinthe - help?

    Feel free to contact me. Typically discussion about home-made absinthe is a non-starter here due to home distilling is illegal in the USA, and dumping herbs in vodka doesn't make absinthe.
  12. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    What ya drinking tonight?

    Tieton Cidery Apricot cider. Lately I've been on a small-batch cider kick and I've found that I love everything they produce.
  13. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    What ya drinking tonight?

    Interesting. The only thing I can find myself to like from them is an old batch of their "American Whiskey," of which I'm not sure they produce any longer. Another local (to Seattle area anyway) rye that is worth checking out is from Skip Rock Distillers in Snohomish.
  14. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Pacific Distillery

    A little experimentation going on. Looking to do a limited release in the future...
  15. Zman (Marc Bernhard)

    Pacific Distillery

    We're working on it. For mail order, try Binny's out of Illinois.