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  1. If the film makers were wrong on absinthe, it makes you wonder what else they got wrong, or how little research they put into making the film. With the WWS a HIGHLY Google-able source of information, it would seem their researchers were either lazy or incompetent. Now pardon me, as I must leave to find my local unlicensed street pharmacist and have him concoct me another glass of my favorite mind altering drink.
  2. Perhaps you could have a grand opening/bottling/get together party, when your time permits. I know I would be interested in seeing how a distillery works and would be willing to work cheap (free) for bottling.
  3. I would love to have another get together, but with my crazy work schedule, the only days in September I will be able to attend would be the 19th or 20th. The tour of local distilleries sounds like fun, Marc. Would it even be possible to have a limited run of absinthe for the Wormwood Society? I have no idea what would go into it, or even if a small run is even feasible, but it would be cool, and collectible, to have such a product. Here's to hoping we can pull off another meet and drink!
  4. I haven't heard of any plans for the Great American Absinthe Festival for this year, and was wondering if it is still going to happen? Even if we can't have a full blown festival, maybe we can have another get together. Last year's was fun and educational. Thanks in advance!
  5. Tonight's intoxication was brought to me by a couple glasses of Franconian white wine.
  6. Dang... now you have me in a moral dilemma. Do I support the local business trying to make a living, but at a much higher price, or buy cheaper from a distant retailer, but increase my carbon footprint like a humvee with a bad tuneup?
  7. Just downloaded the Android app. Thanks for the tip! Assuming a $65 bottle of 0.5L absinthe, the state does take their fair share. I guess hobbies and vices do have their price, haha.
  8. Wow, thanks for the heads up, Ryan. I've gotten use to living in Germany where the tax is included on the sticker price, which is nice when you are calculating your total shopping bill.
  9. Thanks for the tips! Seattle isn't so far to drive, so I think I will look them up and pay them a visit. It will also be nice that the Absinthe Festival is going to be in the area too later this year. I will finally get a chance to meet many of the members here and take away from their knowledge and experience of absinthe.
  10. Hi all, I'm going to be in Washington state in a couple weeks doing a look around before I move there this summer, and I wanted to pick up a bottle or two to take back home with me. Ideally, it would be nice to stop by one of the distillers in the area and buy directly, but I am not sure about the time available. I will be primarily staying the Puyallup during the week, but will have a car and able to drive around. I'm not familiar with Washington state liquor stores and who can carry what products, so I'd like some advice on where to best shop. I did a search on the forums, but the Seattle listing seemed rather old and possibly outdated. The Pacific Northwest will be a first for me, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  11. Welcome to the forums! If you get super powers from the Grune Fee, imagine what you would be like with a Jade PF 1901, Ridge or Walton Waters!
  12. I thought if you looked in each of the glasses, you could see the tails! <chortle, chortle> Absinthe humor! Right, back to my day job...
  13. My Jade PF 1901 arrived today from Alandia and it is a very nice absinthe. The color was a greenish-yellow tint with a very natural look. I added in the water too quickly so missed the very nice louche that others have mentioned. I used two sugar cubes for sweetness and the initial bouquet was very pleasant and not overpowering or artificial smelling. The taste is very pleasant with a bit of a tongue numbness. A very pleasant absinthe and probably the best of the limited varieties I've had the chance to try. I could see keeping this in stock in my home bar.
  14. .. Maybe that was my mistake. I used a full dosage of absinthe, and the taste was a bit overpowering. Thanks for the suggestion!
  15. I thought I'd try the Ernest Hemingway "Death in the Afternoon". I have some Angelique mixed with Korbel Brut Champagne, no sugar added as I figured the champagne would be sweet enough. It's not a bad mix, but I think I prefer a water louched absinthe with a cube or two of sugar. Maybe I'll try it again when my Jade PF 1901 arrives later this week.