Jump to content

tadamick

Neophyte
  • Content Count

    10
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About tadamick

  • Rank
    Newcomer

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    Array

Profile Information

  • Location
    Array
  • Interests
    Array
  1. Having my love for absinthe recently reignited I’ve divided my Top Ten into two parts: Five that I remember that I loved way back in 2006 and five that I would really love to try soon based on reading the reviews, etc… Five I remember: 1. Jade N.O. (My first real absinthe so a sentimental favorite. Besides that a unique taste and one I like) 2. Eichelberger Limitee Verte (All I remember was that it was really, really good) 3. Blanche de Fougerolles (Now apparently called something else. There was just something about this one I loved) 4. La Clandestine (Good memories drinking this one on the back patio in the summer) 5. Monmartre 65 (Looking at the list it’s obvious I like the taste of something different. This one was different) What do they have in common? They all are/were made in Europe. Five I want to try (soon!): 1. Delaware Phoenix "Meadow Of Love" 2. Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters" 3. Ridge (Vilya) Blanche 4. Ridge (Vilya) Verte 5. Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure What can I say about these five? Well a lot has changed in almost 8 years and these are all Made in the USA. I am very looking forward to tasting what has been happening with American absinthe. From what I can tell, it is all very exciting. I know there continues to be good European brands, but I plan to give these a try first when I return.
  2. Tonight will start off with a Jade N.O. in the back garden followed up by a nice South African red at the local Vietnamese Pho restaurant with my lovely wife.
  3. Thanks, everyone! It is great to be back. Like I said, it's been awhile and it seems like there are a lot of great new brands to try out, so who can point me toward the new ones that have the highest legal amounts of thujone? And any recommendations on a good set of matches to light the sugar on fire? Kidding! I know way, way better than this and do appreciate me a properly poured and prepared fine absinthe. It's funny (and sad), I have been telling some people I know here about my find and the reaction tends to be the same - "is that the drug drink?" "It makes you see things, right?" Ugh. I'll just educate them here one at a time. Excited though because Absinthe Classics is shipping me a bottle to Tanzania... we only found 1/2 a bottle here, so you have to be sure to have a more steady supply than that, right?
  4. From Davis, California. Currently residing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  5. Having my love for absinthe recently reignited I’ve divided my Top Ten into two parts: Five that I remember that I loved way back in 2006 and five that I would really love to try soon based on reading the reviews, etc… Five I remember: 1. Jade N.O. (My first real absinthe so a sentimental favorite. Besides that, a unique taste and one I like) 2. Eichelberger Limitee Verte (All I remember was that it was really, really good) 3. Blanche de Fougerolles (Now apparently called something else. There was just something about this one I loved) 4. La Clandestine (Good memories drinking this one on the back patio in the summer) 5. Monmartre 65 (Looking at the list it’s obvious I like the taste of something different. This one was different) What do they have in common? They all are/were made in Europe. Five I want to try (soon!): 1. Delaware Phoenix "Meadow Of Love" 2. Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters" 3. Ridge Blanche 4. Pacifique Absinthe Verte Superieure 5. MARTEAU Absinthe de la Belle Époque What can I say about these five? Well a lot has changed in almost 8 years and these are all Made in the USA. I am very looking forward to tasting what has been happening with American absinthe. From what I can tell, it is all very exciting. I know there continues to be good European brands, but I plan to give these a try first when I return. I'll refrain from further posting about "I was in the game, then out of the game, and now back in the game" but at the moment a bit excited. Like I was just picked up from a desert island. With no absinthe.
  6. I've been out of the game for awhile, but just unearthed a 7 year old Jade N.O. and it was every bit as delicious as I remembered from that long ago. I guess I lean toward this one as it was my first real absinthe and so it will always be a sentimental favorite.
  7. Hello All, This is a reintroduction of sorts. I was a member of this forum in the middle of the 2000-oughts when I lived in California. in 2006 I moved to Beijing China for work and sadly, ended up not on this site as much and worse, not really drinking absinthe. Now I live in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and am a teacher at an international school here. I am sure my old account has been removed due to lack of activity so I have signed up with a new one. My interest in absinthe was reignited a couple of weeks ago when my wife found a half full bottle of Jade Nouvelle-Orléans that I had brought with me from California to China and carefully rationed while I was there but then somehow forgot about it. It was miraculously and unknowingly moved with us to Tanzania and discovered by her as we ready our house here to move back home to the States in June. I enjoyed my first glass of absinthe in years under the beautiful tropical foliage of our backyard and now I remember what I love about absinthe so much. Now I have a lot of time to make up sampling all amazing new brands and bottles available since 2006. It’s good to be back on this forum and I look forward to enjoying and discussing this amazing beverage with you all. Now the trick is getting a couple bottles sent to me here in Tanzania to tide me over til June. I have been in contact with Ian at LDF by email and he has indicated it might be possible to send some here, but any other thoughts or advice on that is greatly appreciated. Anyone from South Africa know about buying in this area? Best regards, tadamick
×