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Emerald Fae Fancier

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  1. Greetings and salutations! I've mentioned this other places, but Leopold Bros. was my first delve into the world that is absinthe and I greatly enjoyed it. Pacifique is actually one of the "nexts" on my list. Congratulations on the new job by the by!
  2. My guess would be short since it seems as though all those girls own one of these
  3. Hmmm... must be my husband and I's problem as well.... Though I will have to admit, once the baby came along the duration of lustful eye staring has decreased dramatically *sighs* Ah well, only eighteen years or so before we get our us time back right? Though somehow I think we still won't have many guests either way. C'est la vie.
  4. Ewwwww..... But then again, desperation is being caught in mid-morning traffic on the way to work after a pot of coffee and a bran muffin! I never jest! And don't call me Surely. (ah my inner nerd comes out to play once more)
  5. Welcome to the forum Boris. I'm so sorry to hear about your near traumatizing experience, thank goodness you caught her before she could ruin a good drink! I always love it when people who don't have a clue act like they're the most intelligent person on the planet *sighs* Anyhow, if you're still thinking about trying the Leopold, I definitely recommend it. Especially for sipping in the comfortable confines of one's own home. It is so far, my husband and I's first and only dalliance into the world of absinthe, but it made such a good impression that we'll be finding ourselves dallying with the green faerie as often as possible.
  6. *Does best HAL impersonation* Good evening, Dave! (I know, I'm a nerd, and I've never even seen 2001 space odyssey)
  7. Just to add my two cents worth into this discussion, I think it's absolutely preposterous for the VdT to try and put a ban on the use of French phrases!!! Needless to say I don't think my husband and myself shall ever be spending money on absinthes made by these particular producers. Especially considering there are plenty of superb offerings made by distillers outside this region that we would happily buy, even if they had to be labeled "wormwood cordials" for legal purposes . I only wish we had the extra cash on hand to put towards the legal fund, even though the deadline is looming. I'll be most interested to find out the outcome of this situation. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
  8. Ah no, the day we see bed bath and beyond selling absinthe glasses and broulliers then we've hit the big time! Unfortunately I had to resort to buying an olive oil dispenser from them to pour water over my sugar, that was set on the $6 spoon I got from the liquor store to place over my wine glass. I'll be so glad when my husband and I can afford to get a nice fountain set.
  9. I'll keep that in mind, again thanks for the quick response! Yay, now I'll have something to do once I come home from work!
  10. Me too, every chance I get. Alcohol is one of my favorite pastimes, aside from food, but that works out well since the two go so beautifully together.
  11. Goodness that's quite the list of samples! Should make for quite the tasting party.
  12. I've been having log in difficulties as well. I'm not entirely sure what happened, I registered on the main site a couple days ago, I received my authentication email and clicked the link, but now every time I try to log in it tells me I'm using the wrong user name and/or password. I've double checked my original authentication email and have even gone so far as to request a new password, but still nothing is working. I'd very much like to add a review for the Leopold Bros. Is there anything else I should be doing that perhaps I haven't?
  13. I could be completely wrong, but I would go so far as to guess it was Hollywood images like those found in the movie "From Hell" (excellent movie, don't get me wrong) that have sparked this thinking that any and everyone who has drunk or is drinking absinthe is doing so laced with opium or laudanum.
  14. Everyone here is so very friendly! Thank you for making me feel so welcome. It's rather refreshing to find a place online where the community actually seems to be tight knit and congenial!
  15. Thank you so much for the high praise! My husband and I have always been firm believers in looking before you leap, with most things at least.
  16. Thou shalt pull the pin on the holy hand grenade of Antioch and thou shalt count to three. No more, no less... Three shall be the number of the counting and the counting of the number shall be three... Anyhow, before I digress any further into a spiral of superb British humor... I would have to say that I agree any "holy grail" of absinthe's is bound to be a matter of personal taste. As such I would rather think of them as the search for one's own personal unicorn as opposed to a holy grail. I've noticed many people consider the pre-ban's to be a must for any absintheur, but I don't think I would ever have the heart to try one even if I ever could afford to get any. The knowledge that some day there will be no more pre-ban's left in the world is too disheartening. I simply couldn't bring myself to try something that there might be no equal for knowing someday I would never be able to get it again. I know they say 'tis better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all, but I think I'll stick with the philosophy that I'll never miss that which I never know.
  17. Thank you kindly one and all for the warm welcome! And yes Seth, we are indeed quite smitten with the green faerie!
  18. Greetings and good day! I'm not so good at introductions and the like (at least when they're not face to face), so I apologize if I come across as an awkward wallflower. My husband and I have actually been lurking about the wormwood society for a couple months now. Mostly reading up on absinthe itself and to see what possible recommendations the educated people here had for starter absinthe's. Absinthe is a drink that has intrigued my husband and myself for a very long while now and we had always talked about trying some, which led to our discovery of this most wonderful site. After finally having a bit of spare funding and doing a little bit of research, we decided on the Leopold Brothers absinthe verte as our beginning absinthe of choice. I would like to say that we were not disappointed in the slightest, and it made a very good impression on us indeed. In fact, we are quite hooked on the drink now and look forward very much to trying various other varieties in the future. Our next planned purchase will be the Obsello, followed hopefully by some of the Jade expressions (most likely the Edouard, PF 1901, and VS 1898) once we find ourselves having stashed enough away to be able to afford them. All in all I would like to say thank you for the keen insights and wonderful reviews we found here that helped in making our purchase a relatively easy and delightful one. I look forward to participating on the society forums and getting to know the members here.