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Jonathan D.

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  1. What are the odds that I happen to check back in with WS on June 5? I still have a bottle of Classique somewhere, that worth anything yet or do I have to wait till you kick off? Happy BD
  2. Opened a ~10 year old bottle of Sirene this evening, age has certainly mellowed it nicely. Otherwise I'd say its character is similar to what it was a decade ago. I can't gush about it, but it's lovely.
  3. You can buy fennel in the grocery store, it's quite nice, it's like very mildly licorice-y celery. But be forewarned growing it, this stuff goes what I call "Jurassic" in a hurry!! Between the Florence fennel and bougainvillea, the little side yard at my townhome got pretty crowded.
  4. Ping Just some craft gin, but miss this place, hope you are all well!
  5. Sorry for being absent (I said absent, not absente) for so long, job and family have kept me busy. But I wanted to check in on all you fine folks and say hi. Also, was pleased as punch to see Joe's great absinthe made it to my local BevMo (it probably has been here for a bit and I'm out of the loop). They had a bottle with the Ridge branding and the newer branding (sorry I've missed out on that evolution but I hope it's been good for all involved). But for nostalgia I asked to have the Ridge branded one. I was gonna stow it but I just couldn't help it. Super delicious. Thanks Joe, and thanks for all of you keeping up this great community. I will endeavor to visit more frequently. Cheers to all!
  6. Can't wait to try it. Always loved the first version, glad I have a bottle saved for future imbibing. I assume it's easy to tell by the label that it's the new batch. Do you know if any has made it down to Hi Time Wine in Costa Mesa?
  7. waiting for someone south of the mason dixon line to create 'hah prewf cown likka' based absinthe /drawl
  8. Did anyone ever figure out what they use at Matter-Luginbühl for their color fastness?
  9. Mat do you realize what a high standard you've set? Now these poor SOB's are going to run across a bottle of Lucid at Bevmo and be sorely disappointed
  10. I like starting with 2.5 oz of gin and then staring at the bottle of vermouth
  11. Lagavulin is an Islay whisky of course, and I'm right there with you, I can't get enough peat. Although for a bit more ($80) if you can find a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail you'll be in for something even more special.
  12. Hey I remember this thread! Interested to hear your impressions of Pacifique, it's a very nice absinthe. I find I have to tease the louche out of it a bit more but it's worth it!
  13. You still making this bilgewater Joe? I kid, I kid, I drank all mine. Need to restock. Is there a best source for CA delivery these days?
  14. some co "moonshine" spruced up with some bitters. Dont' think I've been here since the new forum software kicked in. Sorry to have been gone so long, but with good reason, my little ones are doing great and soaking up my free time. Happy to check in with all of you, all is well on this front.
  15. 2009 Two Sisters Pinot Noir from the Foley Estate that we picked up last time we were in the region. Really delicious.