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  1. T73: It's the complexity I love about Clandestine. I rarely ever use a sugar cube I find it so sweet. I think then I will just hold out until Clandestine is available here. And the meantime I will make what I have left last a bit longer ... ~Allison
  2. Yes, I found the intros section and posted and I have already been excoriated over my love of the miniature ... Can't change the post now - the ability to edit is gone. So can anyone comment on my question about Kübler and how it compares if you're a dedicated Clandestine drinker?? ~Allison
  3. Okay, fair enough. I did read all of the stuff in the prelim. folders, etc. ... didn't remember the part about Absith24, with whom I have had a great several experiences but fair enough. I'll spare the italics for this group, though I prefer them. In any case, it's nice to be here. So, erm ... is size 2 to your liking??? ~Allison
  4. Okay ... sorry I tend to prefer the miniature. I don't find it to be THAT small!!!
  5. Hi All. My name is Allison and I live in Rhode Island and my love of absinthe goes back about 20 years now (with some gaps in between ...) I want to thank Hiram for approving my membership to let me post and I wanted to say hello and recount to you my discovery of my favorite spirit. I am already a dedicated wine enthusiast. But absinthe is my other favorite alcoholic drink. It was a homemade absinthe tasted on a rooftop in Boston on July 4th sometime in the mid 80s. Then I had an imported bottle that someone had brought back from Japan as well. I went without for many years until I found an absinthe lover in Boston. And until he moved away, we'd have tasting parties. As we both were anise people, we tended to concentrate on the more "sweet" varieties. But we did try some of the high thujone and the more bitter ones. Like an idiot I failed to write most of them down. But my friend and I did many orders from a company in Denmark called Absinth24.net. And I like them very much. They aren't listed among your recommended vendors so I want to bring this company to your attention as being a good online vendor. I try my best to turn as many of my friends onto absinthe as I can. The fact that it is now legal will make it much easier to be generous. It's very nice to have found this forum. And I look forward to chatting more with all of you. Best regards and savor your drinks ... ~Allison
  6. I like to combine ansinthe and limoncello. I did that a few new year's eves ago. I prefer the creamed limoncello ...
  7. Count me in as another fan of kretek cigarettes. I have been smoking them on and off and sparingly for about 25 years now. I prefer the Djarum special filtered. That is my brand of choice, though I have tried most of the rest that I can buy here, these are the best for me. I only have 1 a day, sometimes 2 but never more. Sometimes I go a few days or a week without. And I smoke them for the taste (no, really, I do!!!). They taste best after an Indian meal or with a cup of cardamom spiced coffee. ~Allison
  8. Clandestine la bleue is also my favorite of all the ones that I have tasted. My second favorite is Versinthe la blanche. As an avid wine drinker I love to talk about the "terroir" of a wine. And it maybe me but I taste a hint of lavander in the Versinthe, and it could possibly be wishful thinking but it is macerated and the produced in Provence ... But Clandestine la bleue is my current favorite. I hate to hammer a cliche home but the "aroma of Swiss mountain herbs" really does accurately portray the flavor. As you might be able to tell, I am a anise/licorice lover so the more bitter absinthes without the anise really don't do it for me. I am thrilled that the US has finally decriminalized this particular nectar of the gods. And I look forward to not having to pay courier fees to get my few yearly bottles. But I can't find the Clandestine yet being available in the States. I hope to soon!!! I am looking forward to chatting to all of your about this wonderful drink. And I thank Hiram for approving my ability to now post to all of you. Since there is not an introductions section () I will recount my first taste. It was a homemade absinthe tasted on a rooftop in Boston on July 4th sometime in the mid 80s. Then I had an imported bottle that someone had brought back from Japan as well. I went without for many years until I found an absinthe lover in Boston. And until he moved away, we'd have tasting parties. As we both were anise people, we tended to concentrate on the more "sweet" varieties. But we did try some of the high thujone and the more bitter ones. Like an idiot I failed to write most of them down. But my friend and I did many orders from a company in Denmark called Absinth24.net. And I like them very much. They aren't listed among your recommended vendors so I want to bring this company to your attention as being a good online vendor. So, hello to everyone, my name is Allison and I live in Rhode Island, USA. I try my best to turn as many of my friends onto absinthe as I can. The fact that it is now legal will make it much easier to be generous. I also had a question for all of you who like Clandestine ... I have not yet tasted Kulber. How would it compare to someone who very much prefers this and the versinthe? Best regards and savor your drinks ... ~Allison
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