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Ken Hallenius

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  1. My first-ever bottle of Perique just arrived today, thanks to the flying monkeys. Can't wait until after dinner to give it a taste!
  2. Oh, so THAT'S why I always feel out of place at Mickey D's! Funny, I never could figure out how to eat Chicken McNuggets without knife and fork...
  3. You can use a serving fork in a pinch, you might just need to adjust the speed of your dripping water. The louche will be formed not as a result of the sugar, but by using cold water dripped slowly into the absinthe in the glass. Not all absinthes have a strong louche, it may just gradually turn milky like a fog rolling in. When you're satisfied, give it a good stir with a spoon and taste the glass. Welcome!
  4. Awesome news, man! I think they're both great names, and even tastier beverages! And the website is quite handsome, as well. Very good information for newbies, great design, good links to further info. Excellent work!
  5. Welcome, indeed, Quartermaster! As a fellow Portland resident, I can assure you that though we don't have the widest selection on the local OLCC-controlled shelves, we do have access to the good stuff via shipping. DUNY is great, and LdF is also a superb way to get your hands on the Jades and such from Europe. Welcome to the board! Perhaps we'll have to arrange a simple meetup sometime soon for the crew here in PDX. I know they serve some pleasant absinthe-based tipples at the Secret Society Lounge in the inner Eastside, as well as at Clyde Common and the Teardrop Lounge downtown.
  6. I was at Binny's Beverage Depot in the South Loop store in Chicago yesterday and saw Jade N-O on the shelf for $119.99. I didn't pick up a bottle, but I was reminded of this conversation. (They also had Vieux Pontarlier, Sirene, Kübler, Clandestine, Pacifique, and lesser products as well. I got the Kübler.) Of course, Jade N-O has also been at DrinkupNY for $110.99 for almost a year, and qualifies for free shipping.
  7. Welcome indeed! I shall be visiting your adopted land here in a few weeks myself. 'Tis always delightful when people from around the globe can connect and share a common passion: an excellent drink, and pleasant conversation. May you find the Wormwood Society helps you with both!
  8. Excellent advice, spectator. Excellent advice indeed.
  9. I just had bacon-flavored sunflower seeds while playing Strat-O-Matic Baseball with a friend. They were heavenly!
  10. Welcome indeed, from a fellow who happens to worship the Holy Trinity - both Divine and Absinthian!
  11. A chef friend and I worked together to perfect a recipe that involved pork loin, fennel seeds, and rosemary, with an absinthe and sugar glaze. It turned out quite delicious. I'll see if I can get the recipe.