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Swatantra

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  1. On LeRoy's suggestion I went to Chicone's in Hudson. I hadn't been there before. I found Mansinthe and Kübler and came home with one of each. There was DUST on the Mansinthe, whereupon I inquired of the proprietor WTF??? He said since I expressed avid interest he'd ask his distributor to add more variety. I promised to move move more of his stock, so we've started and meaningful relationship. Sippin' away, what can i say?
  2. Hey, THANKS, LeRoy! I had never heard of Chicones. They have Kübler and Mansinthe! That means they will be having ME in there very soon also. I need to explore the area more and quit working all the time.
  3. Yeah, I know you're both right. I just grabbed it to try it, not knowing anything about it or what to expect. Hey man, I gotta buzz off it and it's Friday night, so what's not to 420 love? Seriously i prefer the authentic experience. I may never afford 100+ year old abs from dusty bottles, but I highly respect the opinions of the owners of palates who have been so supremely fortunate to have partaken of such exotic elixir. Like PF 1901.
  4. Absinthe Ordinaire is a Liqueur with artificial coloring that is made by Absente LLC, and imported by Crillion. I was given a bottle as a gift last year but thankfully returned it with a gift receipt and got some other stuff instead. Yeah well okay thanks. So what you're saying is you have no idea what it tastes like. I don't know anything about absinthe. I've only tried 20 different kinds or so.
  5. I've tried Meadow of Love and Walton Waters and I loved them both. Dakini really does a lovely job in her craft.
  6. I picked up a bottle of Saskatchewan Rye last time I was in Thunder Bay and I liked that a lot. Ever tried that?
  7. Absinthe Ordinaire. I stopped having the good stuff shipped from across The Pond. Too rich for my budget, so i settle for what's on the local shelves. I really do not care for Lucid at all. At least I convinced the local purveyor to get rid of the Absente. Today they just got in Absinthe Ordinaire. This one's not mentioned in The Reviews, so I just had to try it. I rather like it a lot. Good sweet - peppery pre-louche aroma and it retains that character post-louche. Nice opalescent bloom when the icewater goes in. i don't usually use sugar. The aftertaste is tingly and I can feel the oiliness of the botanicals, which I like. Have you tried it?
  8. Glenfiddich. Yowdamn. I just slammed another one.
  9. I have been sipping the last of the Mansinthe, followed by a few Pacifique, heading for the last of that amazing vessel. I am listening to Anoushka Shankar!!!!!!! All ya gotta do is go to her website and let it play as long as you want. Use the best headphones you can get. I have a pair of Sony MDR-CD180. They rock. Crank it up. http://www.anoushkashankar.com/_flash.php If you will do this, sipping the Absinthe of your choice, you will be transported. Have a nice trip. If not, then you have a head made of concrete.
  10. What am I drinking tonight? What is this, the Mr. Pibb Society? ABSINTHE, of course! Pacifique and Mansinthe. I'm a pig about the process, though. Crushed ice, add the green, fill with H2O. I wait until the ice melts before I knock it back. Sometimes. Heh. Oink.
  11. Thanks Joe! Friendship! We be solid, bro. I'll check out the Voyager.
  12. Oh, so YOU'RE the one responsible for this! Well done, sagacious sir! You really did your homework.
  13. I'm back. (Quite sure no one noticed my absence) The economy (my own) has improved. I'm enjoying Pacifique for the first time tonight. It's everything the reviews said it was. The feeling it evokes is as close to love as one can get in liquid form, so it's absolutely true that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. I'll revisit some of this Mansinthe later.
  14. Ha! Yep, that's basically what I said.
  15. My ex recently returned from a trip to Athens. It seems her latest boyfriend is a Delta baggage handler, so free tickets. She presented me with a souvenir, proudly saying "I bought you Absinthe!" The unfamiliar label on the 4 dram bottle was printed too tiny to be read without a magnifying glass. The color was of mint Listerine, still I said, "Thanks". Later I was able to read "Fruko Schulz" on it. Never heard of it. I Googled it and there it was on La Fee's website: "Absinthesizer scores Fruko-Schulz Absinth 18 out of 100" Considering the source, no wonder. "Holy crap", I thought. I'm not going to open it. Still, I did enjoy many of the reactions I've read from the brave souls who actually tried it. I think I'll order some Pacifique or Marteau and try to forget this unfortunate experience.
  16. Here's a new link with news video Julia sent me. I love these women! The hand-crafted care they put into every bottle is a rare and precious thing. She said a bigger still would be really nice. Well. I'll chip in a Franklin towards that purchase if we felt like doing her a favor like that. Do we? Delaware Phoenix in the news
  17. I have tried Meadow of Love and Walton Waters and I find them truly fresh and delicious. I love the story of how Cheryl got started and the things that motivate her. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/dining/23absi.html
  18. Has everything become settled between Peter and Antoine? Owners, distillers and sellers would all enjoy a tremendous business boost by having ala carte samples available, so i hope it all works out.
  19. Thanks for the suggestion Swatantra, but the name has been chosen and it won't change a second time. The idea is sweet, by any name, and I really really like the idea. Looking forward to further developments.
  20. I love this idea. I personally would definitely make good use of it. I like the name Absinthexplore. What do you think of Le échantillonneur?
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