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Captain Tom

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  1. Ted's Two Centime's on La Maison Fontaine.
  2. I will be taking a trip to Marseille and the south of France sometime soon and was wondering where I would be able to get some quality absinthe around Marseille? All I found so far was a Pastis shop that carries VDF called La Maison Du Pastis. They also have some macerated Absinthe that I have never heard of. If anyone has some better recommendations it would be greatly appreciated thanks. www.lamaisondupastis.fr
  3. Here is another great video by the talented Luc-Santiago. The Bloch Brouille is the centerpiece of this presentation however there is a full Perroquet louche featured towards the end. A thing of beauty indeed.
  4. I'm sure you would. And a while ago you had a special Absomphe size glass constructed to hold the 10oz Absomphe sized dose.
  5. I tried both the Clandestine 53 and the Blanchette over the weekend and I found them both to be quite good. However I found that I like the Blanchette much better than the Clandestine 53 but that's just my personal taste. Everyone has their own. I highly recommend picking up a flask of Blanchette at least. And for 20$ from LDF I think the flasks are a great deal. If you want to try a brand but don't want to shell out money for full a bottle the flask is the way to go. On a side note my fiancee liked the Clandestine 53 better so why not get both?
  6. There's a weird part about the "fire ritual" at the end. I really don't know what to say about this one.
  7. Mon dieu! So, if you want to impress your friends, you could prepare them for the huffing ritual.
  8. Now if only the fish were to be cooked with absinthe as well. I have always been partial to good crusted artisan bread and cheese. Although the secret to a good pairing is picking the right cheese. Gouda is usually a safe bet for me. Add some sliced heirloom tomato and maybe some basil sprigs and voila, simple yet good. This is something that should be more palate clearing than anything else. This is great to have in between tasting different kinds. Promethee and Tete de moine? Yes please. Anyone have any more good cheese suggestions?
  9. What ever happened with this? I have the same glass and it would be nice to remove that visual abhorrence. Did anyone ever find anything that would work? I would like to know if I may. This is a really great idea. I would love to try this. How you know where to mark the water line though? Do you just mark it at 3 to 1?
  10. Sipping on some 5 month old Pacifique and watching "Gothic" 1986 Ken Russell (one of my personal favorites) and Andy Warhol's "Flesh For Frankenstein". So if you like the very weird more than seeing PF 1901 in a Bonque you might want to check these out.
  11. I will be trying this with some LTV tonight in a side by side comparison against some louched Pacifique for the betterment of some newbs. No contest. Lucky for me I got one of the small bottles, for the first and last time mind you. And inside that bottle lurked gibbering hideousness, diabolism. Here, truly, is the apotheosis of the unnamable.
  12. Absinthe at the .Do they still prepare it in the "traditional" manner? They also burn LTV here in another more recent video. Someone needs to put a stop to this.
  13. My favorite wine glass with tinfoil brouilleur and Pacifique louche in progress. It has a green streak on one side and when I louche a dose up to where it stops I get my perfect louche. And the tinfoil brouilleur works great in a pinch.
  14. Absinthe happy hour is just one step away from This!
  15. Sipping some Eichelberger 68 listening to the little wonder that is David Bowie. Live in Santa Monica 72 and Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version).
  16. Is that a La Clandestine t-cork?My personal favorite is the Eichelberger cork. And it looks great on Jades too.
  17. Seattle Washington, Capitol Hill. I need some help with the selection at the local Broadway WLCB store though. Tis lacking.
  18. I'm sipping on some PF 1901 thanks to Ted and the good people over at LDF.
  19. I hear tell that in California one can waltz into a place of business and buy some Cuilleres. Are there places in the Emerald city where one might do this as I have yet to see any at the QFC. Case and point, we need an Absinthe bar/shop in Seattle.
  20. It's just the flask. However I will thank Cthulhu once this stuff finally becomes available. As the wait has been hell. And whats this I hear about the doubtful production of 1901. Worrisome rumors indeed. I wish the bottles for the flask's would have been the same as their larger counterparts. I'm going to have to store this in a very dark place as the jades are light enough as it is. Has the the color changed in all the Jade's or just the Edouard and Nouvelle Orleans?
  21. I personally find the mere idea of "still life with Hill's" to be incredibly amusing. However it was just my temp avatar until I could find something better. Not half as amusing as still life with KOSG would be though. Just looking at the bottle you'd be surprised it didn't come with a free spoon shaped like Van Goghs ear. I am truly looking forward to trying some. However the local selection is severely lacking. The Liquor store closest to me is the one on Broadway in Capitol Hill. Pacifique, Lucid, Pernod, Absente and LTV are my only choices. But the way I see it there is only one correct choice. That is until there are some other worthwhile brands to choose from. You can say that again. I emphatically agree. But it's intriguing enough that I just might give it a try with some middle tier stuff sometime.
  22. You have It good I'd say. The guy at the liquor store by my house was pretty rude. I went into my local store on Broadway, just to see what the selection was like mind you. Witch I must say is not good. The first "Absinthe" you see when you walk in is a prominently hideous bottle of LTV swill. As well as some Absente, Pernod, Lucid, and the light at the end of the tunnel, Pacifique. So I go over to the counter to see If I could order some Vieux Carré or Clandestine. When I asked about it all the guy said is "Are you gonna order a case?" in the most aberrantly rude manner. He also acted kind of weird as soon as I said Absinthe. Like I was a criminal about to engage in a most heinous act. It seemed like he regarded Absinthe with particular disdain as soon as I mentioned it. But judging by the the fact that he looked like a biker who's favorite drink was probably Rebel Yell, this seemed hardly surprising.
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