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billnchristy

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    Writer, absinthe, hockey

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  1. billnchristy

    Hope Springs Jetty

    This is made locally to me, one town over in fact. They don't have fire marshal clearance for guests yet but it is coming soon. They currently make a vodka and this absinthe. I bought some for Christy for Christmas and we both enjoyed it. Very clean.
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    Redux, first time drinking absinthe in months
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    Show Us Your Stash!

    Just added some redux and 2 bottles of green villain from this years run.
  4. billnchristy

    What ya drinking tonight?

    We picked up 2 bottles of green villain today.
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    Show Us Your Stash!

    Here's our current stash: Strangely, a goth night in Athens with $5 Lucid got us back into absinthe after a sort of long hiatus (minus the purchase of the Copper & King, which I was quite happy with really). I was pretty happy with the Lucid (first time having it) after we got them making it right, they were serving 1-1, woof that was hard to swallow!
  6. I've only had one bottle of each of your offerings (waaaay back when it was Ridge) but they were both on my favorites for sure. I wish there was a place that stocked you locally, it would make it so much easier for me to pick up more. I think your blanche is my favorite of the blanches we have had.
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    I found a legitimately tasty use for Mephisto (besides sugar cookies, damn it is good in sugar cookies). Mephisto and ginger ale!
  8. billnchristy

    Round 2 barrel aging

    Why not?
  9. This time with Karlsson's Gold Vodka. It is a potato vodka that is only distilled once and not filtered so it has a nice, earthy flavor. Seemed like a perfect liquor to age.
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    Blues cat!
  11. billnchristy

    Letherbee dist. a limited barrel aged absinthe for Chicago

    Any clear liquor. Here is my thread on aging Clandestine: http://wormwoodsociety.org/forums/topic/8335-my-barrel-aged-absinthe-experiment/
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    Our barrel aged Clandestine!
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    My "barrel aged" absinthe experiment

    I'm going to call this a success! We just shared a serving so we wouldn't use too much if it wasn't there yet. It's there. Hard to believe this was clear 5 days ago. Louche is a muddy affair: Taste...hmm. I found La Clandestine to be a bit over powering before. I liked it but it was almost always the last drink of the evening for me. It also seemed much more potent than its low (for absinthe) abv %. Now, it seems more balanced and anise forward but with a mellowness brought forth by the wood. It's slightly woody but not over powering. Picture drinking a glass of absinthe next to a campfire. We are going to re-bottle, wash the stave and do a bottle of vodka next.
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    Which would you choose next?

    Sorry, Vanna was on a fiber break and I bought the wrong vowel.
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    My "barrel aged" absinthe experiment

    It hasn't changed the flavor as far as taking away at all yet. It might over long periods of time. Given the small area it probably does a year's aging in two weeks (a 1l barrel is 59 days to equivilent age) and at that point it might start being an issue. So far though, the couple sips I have taken taste like La Clandestine with some woodiness...very slight at this point but getting moreso every day.
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