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Everything posted by thetripscaptain

  1. Why is it that no matter what I click on on the VC website, it just opens an email to their address?
  2. Ok guys I ordered a bottle of Pacifique. I am quite excited about this one!
  3. Oh my goodness, have you seen the admiral imports website? sigh...
  4. Drive to another state. Get a hotel room long enough to reveice a package.
  5. I'll give you five dollars to drop a bottle off in Wisconsin.
  6. I completely aggree. I think it's great that the US has new distilleries opening up on a regular basis now! And from what I've been reading on this website, they all seem to be making very respectable Absinthe. A lot of people have been waiting for this, for a long time. And it can't be bad for the economy either.
  7. Uncle Paulie was the guy from the videos? The first cideo I ever saw from him he was pouring some La Clandestine, so I thought he was a respectable guy. Then in the next video he reached for the Le Tourment Verte, and I got a little worried. The third video I saw was the Czech Huffing Ritual, and that made me cry a little. I felt sorry for the glass.
  8. Ich spreche nur ein Bißchen Deutsch. It's been a while since high school and I never had a chance to use any... And I speak no French at all, I'm afraid. Which is why I can't pronounce half of the names of the Absinthes I would like to try. Anyways, enough about my linguistic shortcomings. Welcome to the WS! I have been here only a short time myself but am learning of a lot of great Absinthe brands from a lot of intelligent individuals.
  9. Yeah there's alot like that... it came up on "related videos" when I watched the original vid posted in this thread... that one was particularily bad.
  10. Nice pictures DP! I'm really thinking the Meadow of Love will be by next (and second-ever) Absinthe purchase... Is this in danger of becoming sold out at DUNY? Or is there enough to go around?
  11. I have that! To cilantro, that is. Soap is close, but really it kind of tastes like metal to me. If there's not too much of it in whatever I'm eating, I can deal with it, but if it's a primary flavor I dislike it quite much.
  12. Yep it sure is. And it louches. People don't do the slow drip though, at least not that I've seen. Alot of people just drink ouzo straight, as well.
  13. Ooh this one sounds good. And easy to prepare! Good one for my cooking-challenged self. And dates are good for you, nonetheless.
  14. I found a local store that carries the mead that I liked to above -- gave it a try. It's pretty good, although a bit too much like wine to be a real favorite of mine. But I'm certainly going to drink the rest of the bottle, whereas with say, red wine, I just can't drink it. I'll die a beer man it seems. And as of recently, an Absinthe man. :D
  15. Hmm. I've never tried Sake. Another thing on my list.
  16. Wow. Kind of like a nebulizer (machine to deliver vaporized asthma medicine) but for booze, eh?
  17. Dammit I'm new. And I like plants. Had to do it.
  18. Yeah the anethole is what causes the louche right? Not the wormwood at all. Other anise spirits will louche too.
  19. Oh boy I love so many differrent types of music... not gonna say I like "everything", but I like a vast panoply of music. But for just drinking Absinthe... I prefer a relaxed music of some sort. Here's a quick few that I like: http://www.playlist.com/playlist/15635795211
  20. Henbane is one of the many Solanaceae plants containing alkaloids of the tropane variety, such as Hyoscyamine, Scopolamine, and Atropine. All these chemicals are currently used as pharmaceutical medications in their pure form. It would definately not be wise to eat henbane, however other members of the Nightshade family can be eaten such as tomatoes, potatos, and eggplants. Also related to tobacco. Every now and then some misguided kids eat one of the poisonous nightshades and the results aren't good. I like to grow poisonous nightshades in my garden... the animals won't eat the deadly ones so they actually make it through the summer. And they look nice... A picture of Henbane can be found here: http://weeds.hotmeal.net/weeds/List_B_Part1.html ... look what else is there. I haven't grown henbane but I've grown some relatives such as Datura (Angel's Trumpet). But here I go, rambling about nightshades again... One of mine: ... it's a Datura.
  21. That stuff looks mighty good guys! I love scallops and mussels all sorts of little sea creatures.
  22. That was beautiful! Congrats fish on all accounts!