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Shangfu

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  1. Looks great! Would love to have that as a poster in my liquor cabinet. If i had a proper liquor cabinet that is.... Damn this small apartment and lack of space! But anyway, looks great and would definitely work as a poster!
  2. I'm going try to cook rabbit for the first time. Marinaded with black pepper, salt, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and olive oil mix. After marinading the rabbits i cooked them in oven with tomatoes, lemon, thyme, coriander, shallots, chicken stock and sherry. I really hope this turns out ok because rabbit meat isn't cheap over here....
  3. I used to smoke hookah regularly, and cigars maybe twice a year for a long time. I quit smoking a year ago, but occasionally i get the feeling i should smoke a cigar. Damn they were lovely to smoke while sitting on the balcony and watching the sun set.... Bolivar i think was my favourite out of the few i tried, and i mostly smoked Cubans.
  4. Butterfly, and propably some very mediocre Ale in a bar later.....
  5. Drinking: Butterfly Listening: Legendary Pink Dots and Durutti Column. LPD: DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9cvPCHB3zo
  6. Just tested this last evening. I actually wrote a longer review of it, but i was a bit tired and drunk while writing it so it is kind of incoherent. But here are my opinions about this: 1: The spicyness at first felt almost too overpowering, but still pleasant enough. Letting the glass get some air, diluting it at least in 1-4 ratio and maybe adding sugar all help tremendously. 2: The aftertaste was divine and just kept evolving for a long time afterwards. 3: Maybe my tastebuds are a bit off after a long break from absinthe, but unlike with most absinthes, anise seemed to take the backseat in this one while wormwood took the wheel. Same thing with fennel. 4: Mouthfeel is extremely rich and pleasant, while not getting too oily. Kind of like drinking liquid clouds :D 5: Instant favourite, or at least in the top 5! Still, the the overpowering spicy kick in the middle keeps this from becoming a casual absinthe, and more like a special thing to drink when you really want something powerful to blow your socks off!
  7. Duplais Verte would be my choice, used to be one of my absolute favourites. And yeah, take care that they don't light it on fire or do other nonsense with it. Happened to me many times.....
  8. L'Eclisse Directed by Michaelangelo Antonioni Starring Monica Vitti. Alain Delon Italian film from the sixties, kind of in same style as French New Wave.
  9. Last night while trying Jade Terminus i listened: Mylene Farmer - L'Autre (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XazOkXRTyR4) Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene ( )
  10. Heheh, thanks everyone! It is actually a common thing in Finland that even though we are pretty much the best non-native English speakers in Europe, we are also terribly insecure of it and tend to add some kind of "sorry for my bad english" disclaimer when we write English.....
  11. Jade Terminus Oxygenee for the first time, accompanied by mushroom pasta and huckleberry/chocolate pie. Propably also Gin Tonics later if i go clubbing (don't know yet if i should....)
  12. Oh, and some ,more information about me: Hobbies: -Music (+DJ:ing) -Cinema -Hiking/Camping -Blacksmithy (a new thing i'm trying out) -Boardgames I have studied politics and history, but currently works a a mailman..... Back in 2006-2010 my top-5 absinthes were: 1: JADE Edouard 2: La Clandestine 3: Eichelberger Edition Limitee 4: Doubs Mystique 5: Duplais Verte
  13. Hi everyone! I actually am an old member of this forum, but haven't been here in years. A little background: I found absinthe back in 2003-2004 when my friend offered me a shot of Pere Kermann's and of course told the usual tale of decadent 19th century artists tripping on psychedelic wormwood spirits. I have always been really into history and found the whole story preposterous, so i began to investigate absinthe on my own and quickly fell in love with it. From 2006 to 2010 i tasted around 30 different brands and wrote reviews of them to Finnish social media sites to better the image absinthe had over here. Unfortunately by 2010 i went through a burnout and depression, which ended my absinthe hobby along with just about everything else. But now i'm almost completely recovered and ready to return back to the world of absinthe. Recently made an order for three bottles (JADE Terminus Oxygenee, Butterfly and La Grenouille) which should arrive today. I'm SO looking forward to a proper absinthe tasting session after a way too long pause. Yay! I'm not usually very good with forums so don't know how active i will be here. Also as English is not my native language, some of the words and sentence structures i use might be a litte weird, as English and Finnish are VERY different languages and i learned English by reading HP Lovecraft...
  14. Seeker Of Truth: Same problem here with Warhammer 40k. :D Talisman is not nearly as time consuming, more like a basic board game and really worth checking out
  15. Hahah :D They were a great band, simple maybe, but still great fun :D Used to love them when I was 4 or 5 years old....
  16. Hahha, when I began singing the lyrics in my head, that song ended up sounding like CCR :D Cleaned a lot of plates in memphis, sippin' that absinthe down in new orleans, But I never saw the good side of the city, til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen. Sorry, random drunk posting....
  17. Ah, finally the absinthes i ordered arrived! It's been months since I last had anything other than Kübler so can't wait to try out something better. The absinthes I ordered are Vieux Pontarlier Émile Pernot 65 and La Clandestine, both for the first time. So. this evening will be all about absinthe tasting and playing Talisman with couple of friends. Oh, and about Talisman... One of the best game ever. I really recommend it if anyone here is into board games.
  18. If I remember correctly, the guy on the article was going to try it again with a smaller dose, after he got out of hospital.... Stupidity is rampant indeed....
  19. Ah, the taste of well distilled wormwood.... Too bad i don't have enough training to recognize any of the other herbs (except for anise of course ) What would be a good method to get to know the different herbs used in absinthe? Would love to be able to analyze the taste of different brands further....
  20. Congratulations! Sounds great! Hopefully we get your absinthe hear in the Europe too! Best of luck!
  21. Sounds great! Have to try that as soon as i find out what Mussels are in Finnish...
  22. Hello and welcome! Sounds like the way i began my journey with absinthe, just replace the NuPernod with L'amesinthe....
  23. Alandia used to have small bottles of VdF and some other brands. Stopped ordering from Alandia long time ago so i have no idea if they still have those. But then again, why bother? Shipping cost won't be any smaller and those minis aren't that much cheaper anyway....
  24. Great pictures! Unfortunately i don't have good enough camera to capture the louche.... Oh, by the way, was that Blue Clematis grown by you? Looks great, would love to have something like that growing on my balcony. Looks a bit like passionflower which i tried to grow. Too bad it didn't survive long, very sensitive plant in early stages.
  25. Hello and welcome! Damn that picture looks tasty, can't wait for the payday and ordering something new!
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