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  1. Maybe this one will do the job: http://www.mikrodestilleriet.com/webshop/s...-1/absinth.html
  2. Salon 39 has a decent selection as well and is a really nice place to hang out: http://www.salon39.dk/ Hi, absinthion ... have we met in real life? If not, are you acquainted with this epicentre of Danish absinthe geekiness: http://www.absinthium.dk/ (and of course this little thing: http://www.absinthium.dk/?p=44 )??
  3. Consider a trip to Sweden; they have a few nice options in Systembolaget - see the selection here. Duplais and Mansinthe are OK, Blanchette and Nouvelle Orleans are very good. Pere Kermann is to be avoided at all cost. Bringing booze from Sweden in person shouldn't be a problem. If you find yourself in Oslo, jump on a ferry to Copenhagen and go to a shop called Juuls Vinhandel (www.juuls.dk) - they have a decent selection too.
  4. Unfortunately, I can't find my copy of the book. I think it got lost once I had to mail a bunch of books to myself from France.
  5. In Marie-Claude Delahaye's "L'Absinthe: Son histoire", there is a French cartoon from before the ban about how various people use various nicknames for absinthe - among them 'une bleue' (used by a soldier, as far as I remember). There, it seems to be a term that is interchangeable with any other nickname (such as 'perroquet') which would mean that it originally didn't have anything to do with moonshine and could be used about a verte as well.
  6. Ha! I've always hated that image - the mental illness of a poor, dead guy being used to promote crappy absinthe - but with that explanation, it suddenly makes sense. Oh, and welcome, SethP!
  7. Recently I fell in love with Geranium Gin.
  8. Good idea ... goes well with the viking ship!
  9. Only eaten one of those places so far: Konnopke's in Berlin, famous (and rightly so) for their currywurst. I can say, though, that the oysters from the local weekly farmer's market here in France where I am currently residing aren't half bad. A group of us have founded a "Food Club" and make weekly excursions to get oysters and whatever else they might have there. Last time (yesterday) we came back and didn't leave the kitchen for twelve hours. Just sitting and eating and drinking.
  10. Translation: Stoopid eBay seller who can't spell seeks even more stoopid goth buyer.
  11. For me, the rule no. 1 concerning pre-ban is not to be too concerned about "getting it right". That will make me start worrying all too much about whether this or that is the right glass/day/moment/moon phase/weather/whatever, and I will be incapable of simply enjoying that damn nice glass o' booze. I've had pre-ban out of a plastic cup after a round of tequila slammers, and I enjoyed every last drop of it. I've also seen pre-ban spilled on the floor from a plastic cup. That may be one step too casual.
  12. I really like a glass of absinthe after a good dinner, as a digestif. That's not how it's supposed to be, but I still like it.
  13. I think you are right. At least when we are talking about turkish raki. Greek raki, on the other hand, is similar to grappa.
  14. I find that a glass of absinthe is quite well suited for a nice drink alone, while reading or listening to some music or whatever. It usually makes me relaxed more than chatty. Recently, however, I have found a few kindred spirits here in my neck of the woods (through Facebook, by the way), who wholeheartedly share my taste for this drink. That's nice for a change to be able to meet up with someone and not have to begin from scratch and try and convince someone that anise can taste good.