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Your Top Ten Commercial Absinthes

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I think Shabba had a good idea, so I'll begin.

 

 

1) Belle Amie

 

2) Jade PF 1901

 

3) Roquette 1797

 

4) Jade Edouard

 

5) Duplais Balance

 

6) Marteau

 

7) Duplais Verte

 

8) Jade Verte Suisse

 

9) Eichelberger

 

10) Jade Nouvelle Orleans

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Are you mad, Absomphe? ;) Clearly, the top ten are:

 

1) Jade PF 1901

 

2) Jade Edouard

 

3) Marteau

 

4) Jade Nouvelle Orleans

 

5) Duplais Verte

 

6) Blanchette

 

7) Eichelberger

 

8) Jade Verte Suisse

 

9) La Clandestine Originale

 

10) Duplais Balance

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This is tough. I assume that we only list products currently produced/ available. This is actually kinda tough and I can't say all of them will be in perfectly numerical order.

 

1. Belle Amie

 

2. Eichelberger 70

 

3. Brevans

 

4. Clandestine Recette Marianne

 

5. Jade Edouard

 

6. Duplais Balance

 

7. Marteau

 

8. Montmartre

 

9. Doubs Mystique

 

10. La Ptite

 

Sad as it is, I've still never had Blanchette or Roquette. And PF1901 doesn't make my list because I just plain don't like it.

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Wow, Tough call Here's mine:

 

1. Jade PF 1901

 

2. Belle Amie

 

3. Jade Edouard

 

4. Duplais Balance

 

5. La Clandestine Charlotte (wine based)

 

6. 1797 Roquette

 

7. Marteau

 

8. Duplais verte

 

9. Jade Verte Suisse

 

10. Jade Nouvelle Orleans

 

 

I have not yet tried the Doubs Mystique.

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OK, after some soul searching and quiet contemplation, here's what I came up with:

 

1) Bell Amie

2) Jade 1901

3) Roquette

4) Marteau

5) Ike Verte 68

6) Jade Eddy

7) Montmartre

8) CCC

9) Mytique

10) Jade VS

 

This may change a bit when I go down and review what's in my cabinet. I might have forgotten someone.

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Ok:

 

1.) Belle Amie

2.) Jade PF 1901

3.) Jade Edouard

4.) Roquette 1797

5.) Duplais Balance

6.) Combier Blanchette

7.) Montmartre 65

8.) Verte de Fougerolles 72

9.) Jade Nouvelle-Orleans

10.) Kübler 53

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Alright, here's my go at this little exercise.

 

1) 1901

2) Blanchette

3) Duplais

4) Belle Amie

5) Mystique

6) Clandestine

7) NO

8) Marteau

9) Edouard

10) Balance

 

Of course I'm sure this would change if you asked me my top 10 COs tomorrow morning, so I guess those anti-introspectivists may be on to something after all. :twitchsmile:

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After virtually no contemplation and introspection, I offer the following:

 

1. Jade Eddy

2. Jade N.O.

3. Jade PF 1901

4. Eichelberger 68 Verte Ltd.

5. Jade Verte Suisse

6. VdF

7. Lucid

8. Kübler

9. Montemarte

10. Duplais Balance

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Difficult to make it as much, but:

 

1. C.F. Berger

2. L'Artisanale

3. Helfrich verte

4. Montmarte

5. Verte de Fougerolles

6. La Pt'ite

7. Blanchette

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If L'Artisanale were a valid choice I think all of us would have had it in our lists. And I would have had Wormwood Blanche, definitely. And if vintage absinthe is valid then I know Absomphe would have listed Pernod 1914.

 

But you do bring up another absinthe I've sadly not tried: Helfrich.

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What makes Berger HG then, if not the best of CO's of heyday? Nowhere there was stated that Top Ten should refer to current situation on the market, the fact that some absinthes are not available, either because of being discontinued in a sense, or having the status of vintage, does not make them not exist anymore.

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Taking argumentation lessons from Studiofox, eh? ;)

I believe the intention was,"Your 10 favorite COs currently available."

Now, that's not difficult, is it? B)

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Yeah, Boggy, I mean I love Berger, and Edouard Pernod, and Pernod Fils, and all those other archaeological finds, (hell, I was almost ready to shell out two fiddy to jmfake for that bottle of L'Artisanale, a post moderne archaeological find...NOT) butt for pity sake , get with the 2007 program, already, mmmmkay, buddy? :tongue: :cheers:

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I would think the point of this exercise is to give newbies an idea of what sort of drinks tend to be preferred by the locals. How useful is this to anyone if there's stuff in people's lists that's extremely difficult to get ahold of? I'm sure some people here could post their entire top 10 COs without having a single absinthe that can be acquired outside of Oxy samples or auctions.

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Hummm...Good question..

goes and looks through his empty bottles.........

 

I will get back to you after I try the Roquette I received today, cause the list could be close..

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Zacktly, I'm as green as tomorrows chlorophyll and I'm waiting out this thread with (baited?) breath, cross referencing each new list as it appears and I am finding these lists incredibly help full. I don't think excluding or allowing hard to find/exclusive brands or prohibitively expensive types from the lists is an issue as I am capable of determining what is available from what is not, and what is within my budget.

 

If I am talking out of turn please accept my apologies but being a certified newbie a thought I would add my two cents.

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These lists are very helpful. Find the ones that appear most and juggle your money.

 

On that note, if you buy some mentioned on this list and don't care for it........someone will gladly take it off your hands. ;)

 

I'm still working on my list.

 

:cheers:

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I believe the intention was,"Your 10 favorite COs currently available."

Exactly.

 

The idea was to replace the old thread that was done more than a year ago with an updated one (albeit less scientific) to show people what our current favorites are.

 

Obviously we could make a list of our favorite HGs or vintage brands we've tried, but that wouldn't really be beneficial to anyone new. ;)

 

It's very interesting to look back and see what has had some staying power during this influx of high quality brands, and what's dropped completely off the map.

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My list would look much like T73's.....but I haven't tried the Belle Amie yet. I am one of the oddballs who likes Angelique so I would substitute that for the #6 Blanchette.

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Taking argumentation lessons from Studiofox, eh? ;)

 

Oh, I am sure his list and mine will strongly differ.

 

get with the 2007 program, already, mmmmkay, buddy? :tongue: :cheers:

If I get all these brand-new offerings I need to finish and/or reformulate the list, I will :cheers:

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OK here we go...

 

1. Jade 1901

2. Jade Edouard

3. Balance

4. Roquette

5. Duplais

6. Eichelberger

7. Jade VS

8. La Valote - Martin

9. Jade NO

10. La Valote - Formoni

 

Once I found the right water ratio for the Roquette it was wonderful, so it did change my list..

:cheers:

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I cannot offer a "top ten," but I would like to list my "top tier:"

 

1. Jade PF 1901

2. Roquette 1797

3. Jade Edouard

4. Jade Nouvelle Orleans

 

I just tried the Roquette for the first time, and it exceeded all my expectations. Wonderful!

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1) Belle Amie

 

2) Doubs Mystique

 

3) Jade PF 1901

 

4) Roquette 1797

 

5) Jade Edouard

 

6) Duplais Balance

 

7) Marteau

 

8) Duplais Verte

 

9) Jade Verte Suisse

 

10) Eichelberger

 

My revised top ten list because I was a dumass, and forgot to include the Doub Mystique the first time around...must be the excessive thujone intake :rolleyes:, or more likely, the usual senility. :twitchsmile:

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