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  1. I usually don't use sugar. Although I've always loved trying new absinthe's with and without just to see what happens. Some--at least for me--come alive with sugar. But for the most part I find my favorites, and the best brands, need nothing but a slow, ice-cold drip!
  2. The Pacifique was good. Much more mellow than its aroma leads on. Would have benefited from sugar, but I think it'd make a great introductory absinthe! Next up, Doubs Mystique. Going with an "ique" theme I guess...
  3. Cheers! I'm louching my first glass right now. Had no recollection of its profile. Instantly surprised at its intense nose after pouring!
  4. Finally got my gifted bottle of Pacifique back from my buddy who just moved. Haven't had Pacifique since I gave it to him right when the stuff first came out. Thing is, I have a bottle in "deep storage" that I never opened, so I still get to keep that in reserve! I'm also going to do a bit of the rounds tonight, see what some of my old absinthes are up to, particularly Essai 4, and one of the earliest bottles of Lucid from when it came out! Should Be a fun evening!
  5. A good friend of mine whom I live next door to in our Co-op complex, is moving into a new home with his family. He's decided (for whatever misguided reason) to get rid of all his liquor. Naturally I'm the guy he thought of to receive this bounty. Included in the haul is a bottle of Pacifique from back when it first came out, that I gave them as a gift for some celebratory event I can't recall. Anyway, I don't take it as an insult that they never finished the bottle, or that I'm getting back a gift I gave, because let's face it... I'm getting a mostly full bottle of Pacifique back! So I was wondering, anyone ever get back something they gave as a gift, specifically of the boozy kind?
  6. Don't think a lot of folks weren't imagining some of those Powerball winnings going towards a few selfishly procured full bottles!
  7. Louching up for the first time in a long while. 1st up: Delaware Phoenix Meadow of Love, my bottle from a long time ago. # 09-2 bottle 7. The color held up very well with just a dusting of sediment on the bottom, which as we all know, isn't a bad thing. Really missed that smell. Really missed that flavor.
  8. It would be pretty interesting if I ended up having my interest piqued again around the same time as a flourish of interest from the drinking culture. Maybe something small and green and with wings was whispering in my ear...
  9. I still have my bottle of MOL I bought soon after it was first produced. Can't wait to taste it again after all this time. I want to get a bottle of WW again, since that was so exceptional back then. I'll have to look into Redux. How old is it?
  10. Thanks! I can't believe it's been 5 years. I actually just read through all 12 (TWELVE!!!) of the reviews I wrote. Boy was that some horrible writing... It's so strange thinking how into absinthe I was, as well as how much I loved spending time here. It feels like a life ago, and in many ways, it has been!
  11. I'd say hello again, but nobody could possibly remember me. I've been away so long it's actually strange to think about it. In fact, I haven't even enjoyed absinthe for several years. My collection has sat quietly through a move, and into the back of a closet, where it's sat forgotten until recently. Actually stopped to look through my collection not too long ago and got the twinge of nostalgia. I'm thinking of seeing what has developed in the world of absinthe since I've been out of the loop, and again, that's a long while. What's new in the absinthe world recently. What's everyone's top brand at the moment? What should I consider picking up?
  12. The first thing that came to my mind was the suitcase that Thompson totes around in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
  13. I would purchase one of these without a doubt!
  14. I decided to take a chance and have a glass of my Essai 4. I try to have it only rarely, and I like the mystery of not knowing exactly when it will run dry. Let me say... I love this stuff. I need to get off my cushion and order some Essai 5!
  15. I don't think I've ever heard the "lighting it on fire activates the wormwood" line... strange as that seems, I don't think I ever have.
  16. Back when I was getting into absinthe, Lucid was all there was, and I drank plenty of it. It actually got better each bottle I got, perhaps, due to improvements with each batch. I found a bottle for around $60 maybe a year and a half ago, and I decided its going to sit in my cellar for years and years to come. So much to sample now, especially with DP's offerings, and Pacifique and VC, as well as many others... I can easily resist opening the Lucid, so I'm looking forward to sampling it a long time from now.
  17. I finally saw this episode, and I can't complain about it. They didn't use fire, they used a proper glass... it wasn't a show on how to prepare absinthe, absinthe was just thrown in there as a minor plot point. The show is hilarious, by the way!
  18. It's obviously the realest of absinthes, because it has Van Gogh's picture on it!
  19. I have to admit, I'm finding it more and more difficult to imbibe anything but DP's product...
  20. One of my favorite things in the world is when i get my shipment from DUNY, open it up, and see my two bottles of absinthe cradled in the silver foam!!! Enjoy
  21. I've heard nothing but good things about this show, but haven't yet seen it myself. I remember the pilot teaser during the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia season, and I got the sense of a more evolved and polished Harvey Birdman. And if they're actually referencing absinthe, in a pontarlier glass, with no fire, I'm going to have to watch it very soon!