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  1. I know that the glass from Frenchman and that sold by La Maison d'Absinthe are mouth blown and/or mold made. I often see artifacts of the production process on the glass and I understand that bubbles in the glass are normal in this kind of process. Someone with more knowledge of glassmaking can easily provide more information.
  2. Hey there Grimmy, hope all is well with you and your family. Glad you're around again.
  3. Good luck Jen! All the best for great success.
  4. I'm not even into whiskey and I'm looking forward to visiting a state where I can get some.
  5. I stumbled on to this site last night. It was really interesting to me not really very edumacated on the history of whiskey. http://www.ellenjaye.com/ I'd love to hear your take on the history of whiskey and the different styles and old makers Todd.
  6. At some point I'll switch to a dark bottle, but I wasn't able to do that in my last order as it would have required a label change and closure change (so more expense than I can afford). PM sent on the ship to OK.
  7. It's up to DUNY to decide whether to say anything or not. It's a sad state of affairs, but that's the way it is. DP products are still available through Catskill Cellars and Astor Wine and Spirits. And product is available. It's available at both of these sources. I hope it wasn't something I said. But I don't feel it's appropriate for me to comment on DUNY's actions or attempt to explain them. It's just not my place to do so. I'm moving on and continuing to develop my business. I get re-orders from existing customers, new orders, and inquiries from new, potential future customers. I appreciate all the support from everyone and your valuable comments and reviews. btw, the color is sans garantie
  8. Hm, tough grader Tayker. btw, I don't recommend sugar with my absinthes. Maybe that's what the tasting notes say, but I wouldn't do that. It flattens out the flavors, and obliterates a lot of the subtlety and depth. I've had people say to me "Oh we tried it with sugar and we really liked it". But every time I do that, the sugar (even 1/2 cube) masks the flavors and makes it too sweet. I may want to suggest using not as cold water. I know that's outright heresy, but I often louche up my absinthe using a brouilleur with just cold tap water, without any ice at all. I hope you explore a little bit with my absinthes rather than just put them in the back of your cabinet. I personally hope you'll be rewarded.
  9. Notice it at my local store when making a delivery. $27. 46% ABV. FD&C colors blue and yellow. I almost bought it, but it was the only one they had. Just providing a starter thread for it.
  10. Batch size is variable. 25 bottles would be the very low end. Currently running about 50-60 bottles per batch. The FedEx wine shipping chart for NY to other states. https://www.fedex.com/cgi-bin/wineShipping.cgi?State=NY The UPS list seems to be the same, but UPS says they'll only ship wine. http://www.ups.com/media/en/wine_addendum.pdf "onsite" consumers went to the winery and purchased, and the winery shipped them their bottles. "offsite" consumers called on the phone/internet/etc. A lot of these states have restrictions on how much you can buy and have shipped to you, and over certain amounts are supposed to be reported to the state (presumably to make sure you're not operating a business by selling that wine). But I doubt anyone is bothering to comply. The alcohol laws in the various states are all very broken. Nope. See above. The various states have never specified rules regarding shipments from retailers. All the above rules are supposed to apply to wineries.
  11. Currently about 2-3 weeks. Production has been a little slacking as I've had to make extra trips to the city lately. But it's a good thing in the long run. There is no shortage at this time.
  12. Not to say whether tongue-numbing is good or bad, but how the tongue is numbed and to what degree are factors that go undiscussed. Not that it's easy to discuss, as the nomenclature is lacking. Just something to think about, probably not very important.
  13. Vintage piołunówka. Nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon with well balanced AA. Other subtle flavors but those are predominant. I can see why this was the classic style of this beverage.
  14. Perigord or Pontarlier replica. I really like my Tarragona glasses, but don't use them so much as they'd be hard to replace. I also use a Boopsie glass for sampling.
  15. I'll have to leave it to others to say which of my absinthes might be the one you'd like. But I can tell you, that there are only 7 herbs in each of my absinthes, six of the usual standards and then some lemon thyme in the WW and violet herb in the MoL. It's really been very interesting to see that each has it's fans. Usually the WW is referred to as more "traditional" with stronger anise profile, though MoL is not lacking in anise. I was just down in the city on the 30th, so usually I make a couple trips a month. But because of the large order I'll go down again on Wednesday. If you're interested in product, simply call Astor and ask to speak with David. See if you can place an order, and I can bring everything all at once. Worth a try, I guess.
  16. Thanks Joe. I'm still waking up... Where's that cup of coffee???
  17. And thanks to all of you for your continued support.
  18. Astor does. As does Catskill Cellars. As I've mentioned before. Astor's computer system thinks they're out of stock because someone ordered a lot, but more is coming.
  19. You'll have to inquire with DUNY. You may contact Astor Wine and Spirits, or Catskill Cellars. The latter is a local retailer. They don't have a fancy web site for sales, but they'd love to hear from you. Give them a call or email, and they'll work up a quote.
  20. Let me know if you come into the city. I'll do my best to hook up with you.
  21. Not sure if that's a picture of my absinthe. Looks like pre-ban to me. But who knows. btw, as of tomorrow (sometime) Ward III and Zinc Bar in Manhattan and Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) will have DP absinthes for your enjoyment. Hotel Delmano blew through their original order and is reloading. I know Brooks will have an apoplectic fit, but hipsters are my clientele.
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