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  1. Well my order of 24 x 50ml tubes [ about 2 fl Oz each] has arrived from Europe. (see full list below) I had a sniff today of each for aroma, and I put 1 drop (literally) of each on my tongue to get a feel. I refreshed my palate between drops with water. After about 4 tastes I found the next 20 became difficult to experience. The tongue is not willing. Maybe a dry crasher biscuit between samples? I guess the enormity of the task is daunting. maybe its best to just enjoy one at a time and not try to compare too many. Maybe I should drink them in gen-era's e.g the.. La Valote Martin l’Originale La Valote Bovet or Coeur d'Absinthe – Triple Distillation, then the Coeur d'Absinthe – Double Distillation together to get a feel for their differences. Anyway I am going to enjoy learning which ones I like, and I am going to read the reviews as I do, to try and learn to distinguish the many essences that make each one subtly unique. I will post my results as I go. The full list..... Capricieuse Angélique Verte Suisse Opaline Blanchette Mansinthe Roquette 1797 Doubs Mystique Eichelberger 68 Limitée [broken tube in transit :( ] Duplais Verte Montmartre Interdite Distival La Clandestine St. Antoine (3ème édition) Libertine 68 Amer François Guy La Valote Martin l’Originale La Valote Bovet La Valdetra Verte Coeur d'Absinthe – Double Distillation Duplais Blanche Eichelberger 80 Brut La Clandestine Alcool de Vin La P'tite
  2. The supreme boasts 35mg/kg T. If zero evaporates then this would have nearly doubled. I doubt if it is zero. I had no 'effect' at all so I'd say the Myth its almost BUSTED. For my next experiment I want to put 500g of C4 explosive into the bottle and film its detonation - just to Bust the Myth once and for all.
  3. Brian, Why? Alchohol has many properties so it could suit a range of why's depending on which property you are interested in, e.g. carcinogenic, poisonous, mind-altering, addictive the list goes on. I have been interested mainly because my aging parents like a drop - and are in their 80's and generally spit out any alcohol free wine, and their doctor advises no-alcohol. But you hit the nail on the head when you mention 'adulterate'. I love my fine wines etc, but - if I could reduce it and not adulterate it - I would. I have tasted alcohol "removed" wines which taste better than alcohol free (never had alcohol) I have never seen a great wine (or absinthe) that has has its alchhol removed. I have a 1973 bottle of grange hemitage, maybe I should reduce that. I was mainly concerned with this and that's why the taste test. The 'Effect" I have read of the 'effect' and was hoping to confirm it as a myth, and being a nubie it is correct that you test my water to check that I am not brainwashed. I was ambiguous. I am glad that no-one has argued that the thujone evaporates. Being a larger closed molecule I would assume it id less volotile I did see the properties of thujone somewhere on the web but I couldnt figure out if it is volatile.
  4. Question 1: If you evaporate away the from say 70% to 60% alchohol, does it ruin the taste experience of the Absinthe? Answer : Not noticeably to my immature taste. Question 2: Is the thujone remaining in higher concentration? Answer : I can only guess yes - based on assumption. ==================================== I recently evaporated 3 samples: 500ml of Doubs Mystique (68% alcohol by volume = 340ml of Alc. ) 500ml of Absinthe Supreme (70% alcohol by volume = 350ml of Alc. ) 500ml of water at 25C 50% Relative humidity for 60 hours. I got: 47.0% reduction in volume of Doubs (235ml gone) 48.2% reduction in volume of Supreme (241ml gone) 9.0% reduction in volume of water (45ml gone) Lets assume 45 ml of water left both alchohol samples So: Doubs is 340 - 235 + 45 = 150/265 = 56% alchohol Supreme = 350 - 241 +45 = 154/259 = 59% alchohol I will assume the relative concentration of alcohol in the drinks were reduced by the above. Observartions: Color: Both Samples slightly darker. The Doubs started to get tiny black deposits. I presume they are herbs coming out of solution Taste: - Neat Both sample still tasted good. I noticed little difference, other than the missing heat of the alcohol. Both samples were slightly stronger in taste. Taste: With water: Almost indistinguishable. Louche: Both louche fine. Effects: Well I drank half of the supreme which is quoted at 35mg/Kg thujone. I did not notice any effect other than inebriation.
  5. I am a year old in Absinthe years. Being an ouzo man I think may have been an advantage because I already like the anise and taste past the anise. My first absinthe was Absinthe Supreme. Then came Pernod, La Fee Verte, then a nasty local drop called 'Green Fairy", Doubs (Gold Medal) then an amazing bottle called Moulin Rooz. Since then I have been spoiling myself buy buying cases of the Rooz and Supreme, but I have decided to expand my horizons and my 25 sampler bottles from Germany arrive on Friday Drool.... Lucky it is a holiday weekend here We don't get much absinthe in Australia but they seem to get here OK from Europe. Anyway I will post my impressions here. My order is Capricieuse Angélique Verte Suisse Opaline Blanchette Mansinthe Roquette 1797 Doubs Mystique Eichelberger 68 Limitée Duplais Verte Montmartre Interdite Distival La Clandes tine St. Antoine (3ème édition) Libertine 68 Amer François Guy Coeur d'Absinthe – Triple Distillation La Valote Martin l’Originale La Valote Bovet La Valdetra Verte Coeur d'Absinthe – Double Distillation Duplais Blanche Eichelberger 80 Brut La Clandestine Alcool de Vin La P'tite Absinthe Suprême
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