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#211 LeRoy

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:35 PM

Ah, Yes...
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 07:58 PM

Deluge, you are making me cry. I hate you.


I second that. ;)
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:37 PM

i must say this thread has convinced me and i just placed my order for the Marteau and a bottle of Montmarte

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:25 PM

I was really hoping to hear the soundtrack to those photos. Looks like a wonderful time.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:58 PM

I SO look forward to ordering again in the New Year. I've been a very good boy in keeping my promise to the other half in concentrating, exclusively, on our trip to Asia in 3 weeks however, I find it very difficult to not be part of the frenzy here. My OCD will kick in and I'm gonna order another big batch of sumtin' once that clock strikes! Can't wait to have your deliciousness in my arsenal, Hiram cheers: :cheers:
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:51 AM

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:09 AM

The "made for cocktails" is kind of throwing me off. Is it made stronger in taste or something?

The "made for cocktails" is about the choice of botanicals used and in what proportions.

A blend of different cultivars of fennel and the inclusion of some less common botanicals give it a unique character when blended with other spirits that you wouldn't ordinarily get with most other absinthes. It's not radically different, it's a classic verte. I just didn't intend to clone a pre-ban brand, I wanted to create what would have stood as it's own unique brand in the pre-ban era; one that would bring an interesting and pleasant nuance when used in cocktails.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:58 AM

It's real nice when used in a classic Sazerac. :cheers:

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:44 AM

Warning Warning! I'll also be posting some Paris pics when I get back in January. I haven't seen much mention of Le Marteau being available at Verte d'Absinthe, which is where I'm getting my fix (plus Belle Amie and Mystique). Look for the pics in the New Year, eh?
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:52 AM

Will do and look forward to it! :cheers:
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 03:11 PM

Maybe you should PM Deluge. He seems to have found some. Looks like he had a pretty good afternoon too. ;)

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:03 PM

:cheers: I'm having a excellent glass of hammer as I type this .......... but I wish I was in Paris listening to Deluge serenade the masses. oh well I can dream ..... :wave2:
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:23 AM

So, from what I know, the french version is lower in Fennel (because of the fucking stupid french regulations about fenchone).
I've only tried the "international" version so far, but I would be curious to have a side by side tasting session to see if the difference is noticeable. Someone on the french forum didn't really notice the fennel of the french version, whereas I could taste it perfectly.
Hiram, have you sampled both ?

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:03 PM

OK, so I ordered two "Absinthe Marteau Verte Classique" and I notice the description on the back is all German or Swiss. Any chance of an English translation? Also, at the next green hour, can we bring empties to be autographed? Or is that is what's called "state's evidence"?

Regarding the label. I notice the Swiss cross and what is now being referred to as "the Hammer". The other one looks like a gavel. Is this a Mason thing or what? I know you probably put a lot of thought into the label, so I would be interested in hearing about the process.

Also, is it true Prototype 33 is yours? I am keeping the bottle. Could be collectible.

I have not tasted it yet. Putting it off, perhaps Christmas?
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#225 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:29 PM

So, from what I know, the french version is lower in Fennel (because of the fucking stupid french regulations about fenchone)... Hiram, have you sampled both ?

I have not in fact tasted the "French version" yet. It shouldn't be substantially different, since it really doesn't take a lot of adjusting to make the difference.

OK, so I ordered two "Absinthe Marteau Verte Classique" and I notice the description on the back is all German or Swiss. Any chance of an English translation? Also, at the next green hour, can we bring empties to be autographed? Or is that is what's called "state's evidence"?

Sure if you want--for what it's worth.

Regarding the label. I notice the Swiss cross and what is now being referred to as "the Hammer". The other one looks like a gavel. Is this a Mason thing or what?

It's a reference to Masonic ideals, but the crossed gavels aren't specifically a Masonic symbol. There's a description up-thread somewhere, or in the other Marteau thread.

Also, is it true Prototype 33 is yours?

Yep.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:32 AM

The first glass I had immediately after I opened the bottle had that fennel funky smell and taste that I easily recognized from the Matter distillery.
Now that it has aired a little, profile has changed and I must admit that it's damn good and well balanced, in a floral and complex way. The aromas are explosive, undescribable.
That's something I would drink regularly if I had a six-pack of it, as a change from classically profiled absinthes.

#227 Jonathan D.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:34 AM

Review up, tasty stuff :cheers:


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Per my review title, I was curious about the Masonic symbolism used on the label. Marteau translates to Hammer, but then again it also could just be a name. And iirc isn't Hiram the name of a gavel? Questions questions! Perfect material to consider over a tasty absinthe!

#228 Joe Legate

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:49 AM

You might want to check the profile of its creator. ;)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:35 AM

I vaguely remember a conversation with our beloved Hiram about the design in NOLA. Mind I was a bit tipsy at the time.

If I remember correctly, there is a Masonic influence. Something about the fruits of the mind and of labor combined.

Of course, he could have just been humoring the drunk blonde at his shoulder.
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#230 Rick Andress

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:31 AM

Keenly observant. :thumbup:
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#231 Meatwaggon

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:06 PM

Maybe Hiram is a Mason.... :devil:
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#232 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:46 PM

Ya think?

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#233 Jonathan D.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:04 PM

Well I see the league of smartasses is out in force this evening ;)

#234 Rick Andress

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:09 PM

Sir, that would be The League of Extraordinary Smartasses.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:23 PM

You misspelled enormous.
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