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    New Bedford, MA
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    Great food and drink, Cinema, Gaming (both board and video), Cycling, Anime and Manga, American Football, Electronic Music,
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  1. Patient Explorer

    Show Us Your Stash!

    I love how the Absente bottle has it's back turned, like it knows it shouldn't really be there. Jade PF 1901 and Enigma Blanche are absinthes i'd love to have in my cabinet. Also, I just learned how to link an image bigger than .2MB, so here you go everybody!
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    Philippe Lasala Absinthe

    Firstly did you notice the black pepper smell when you open the bottle? Also, I have to agree with you on all fronts, I use it the exact same way. My final thought on this one is that it's "Absinthe Light." At proper dilution (1 to 3 for me) it will check the anise, fennel, and maybe the wormwood box. It will then scratch that itch one gets when they want a glass of absinthe without draining one of their more valuable bottles. The final louche is sudden, appropriately thick, but not opalescent. Flavor-wise it's balanced, simple, and appropriate, but the finish is nonexistent. Overall, very basic, but pleasant. A perfect starter to be able to compare your more complex offerings to.
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    Happy to finally be a part of this community.

    Congrats on the order! I have been leaning on Lasala pretty heavily as of late whilst trying to preserve the rest of my order until the wife can fully delve in with me.
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    As someone who usually isn't into gin, I really enjoy Farmer's botanical organic gin out of Minnesota. Its known botanicals are apple, coriander, hops, lavender, mint and juniper, along with some possible elderflower. It makes delicious in a gin & tonic and its subtle sweetness makes it my favorite spirit to drink neat.
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    Tree Spirits Absinthe Verte

    So I'm thinking of grabbing a bottle of Maine-made Tree Spirits' Absinthe Verte on a trip up there this weekend. It's made from traditional herbs (The holy trinity, petit wormwood, melissa, coriander, hyssop, and angelica) and has an apple spirit base which I find pretty interesting. Has anybody tried it or heard anything about it? If not, I'll be sure to let everybody know my thoughts and write a review regardless.
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    Jade Blanchette

    A 1L bottle of Blanchette would be amazing. At first, I found this absinthe to be a little too subtle and delicate for my tastes, but after getting through a whole bottle, I really learned to appreciate how well balanced and easy to drink it is. Definitely something I will always try to keep in stock.
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    Show Us Your Stash!

    This is what I have at the moment: https://imgur.com/bVy5ueF Empties: La Fee Verte, Vieux Carre
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    Cajun Magic, thank you for the follow-up! That sounds great! I've been looking for a nice Anis for my bar. I'll make sure I grab a bottle of this once I get a chance to visit the big easy sometime in the not too distant future, as I don't think i'd be able to grab it anywhere nearby. I really need to go to New Orleans for an assortment of reasons.
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    In Boston proper I can recommend Blanchard's in Allston/Brighton. I picked up a bottle of Vieux Carre there and they seem like the type of folks to order things if you request them. I can also highly recommend Yankee Spirits in Swansea as they carry La Clandestine, Butterfly, St. George, La Muse Verte, Pernod, Kübler, and Lucid. They also have a location in Norwood that I haven't been to, but its a shorter trip from the city and would be worth exploring if anybody gets the chance.
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    Major grudge-holding (maybe a bit too major?)

    Cut it out. Swiss absinthe is excellent, and that naming push is dead and gone/irrelevant. Go try some, be free! Life is too short to not enjoy the things that we can and should.
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    What ya drinking tonight?

    Ojen? Is that a brand or a flavor? I am intrigued, as I enjoy a nice frappé myself. Also, earlier I got to indulge in some Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Goose Island Urban Wheat Ale, tried Hennessy for the first time, and had a celebratory glass of Enigma FDC after watching the Pats get a nice playoff win. Today was a good day.
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    Eichelberger Line of Absinthes

    I've only heard very positive things about the 83.2. If I recall properly, one person put his experience of it on the same level as Jade PF 1901. It's definitely something I want to try in 2019.
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    Gustave 72% / Gustave Barrel-Aged (Paul Devoille absinthe)

    I'm very interested in reading a review of this absinthe. I'm heavily leaning towards grabbing myself a bottle of the un-oaked version once it's back in stock.
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    I've been to the Absenta bar, and they mostly serve bohemian styles. When I went back in February 2017 they had Pernod, but everthing else was non-traditional. Had a great time, and proceeded to be more inebriated than I've ever been in my life off of 7 very affordable glasses, partly because of extremely generous pours by the bartender (full glasses 1:1 ratio). The food and the atmosphere are great and I would highly reccommend it to someone looking for a "good" non-traditional fire-ritual heavy experience.
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    Is FeeVerte Died?

    This really got me. I went there when the review section went down here. I've found one other alternative over at absinthes.se if you're looking for reviews .