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#1 Brian Robinson

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

Absinth Depot
Weinmeisterstrasse 4, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Not sure what types of absinthe they sell, but it's listed on Alan's blog, which adds some validity to me at least.

As of 2005 (Retrogarde's last visit there), it was a well stocked store that sold high quality Absinthe and a nice selection of reproduction glassware, spoons and fountains.

You can visit their website here.

Note: Retrogarde just translated some of the text on their page and it has the old "THC and Thujon" foolishness. Too bad.
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#2 Retrogarde

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 05:18 PM

Assel
Oranienburger Str. 21


A basement bar and grill right in the middle of Berlin. This is where I had my first glass of Absinthe. Although I have no idea what the brand was, I know it wasn't a Czech Absinth. The waitress did not prepare the drink for me, but I was not offered matches either, so that's a good sign.

The menu includes Vegetarian options too, if that's your thing.
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#3 Retrogarde

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:16 PM

The exterior of Assel on a summer day.
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My first glass of Absinthe, in the back room at Assel.
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The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
--Betina J. Wittels

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:18 AM

Assel

A basement bar and grill right in the middle of Berlin. This is where I had my first glass of Absinthe. Although I have no idea what the brand was, I know it wasn't a Czech Absinth.

I have vague memories of having a beer in that bar. I am pretty sure their absinthe was Tabu. The bar is nice. Tabu is not.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:36 PM

in '04 I was briefly there, but all the Absinthe I could find was thujone-boosted this and that. My Dad was giving me shit about drinking "brain-rotting poison" whilst stocking up on Cuban cigars, I told him one of those cigars could kill us six times over if infused into a drink, one that in retrospect wouldnt taste too much worse than Czechsinthe.

A great town, though, I really loved Berlin and would return in a heartbeat.
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#6 Harry

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:48 PM

in '04 I was briefly there, but all the Absinthe I could find was thujone-boosted this and that. My Dad was giving me shit about drinking "brain-rotting poison" whilst stocking up on Cuban cigars, I told him one of those cigars could kill us six times over if infused into a drink, one that in retrospect wouldnt taste too much worse than Czechsinthe.

A great town, though, I really loved Berlin and would return in a heartbeat.


i was in berlin in summer of 1990. the wall had just come down symbolically.....large sections were still up though.... it was difficult to find anything worth drinking in east berlin at that time...... west berlin was totally the opposite. but germany as a whole is a great country, especially bavaria..........

#7 drdaniel5

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Posted Today, 02:08 AM

My brother stopped by the "Absinth Depot" this week and had a very pleasant experience. the employee who was there was very helpful and his girlfriend ended up with a bottle of La Grenouillarde by La Valote Martin. I had by brother pick up a bottle of Berthe de Joux for me while he was still in Berlin so I'm looking forward to getting a good French Absinthe without paying a billion dollars in shipping.

 

 They have all the Jades and other good European brands to go along with their selection of faux thujone brands. Though my brother said the employee described the majority of Czech absinthe as "Potent, but with crap taste." and when asked about the "Cannabis Absinthe" the guy said not to get it it's just a tourist trap. I'm not sure if the guy buys the Thujone hype but at the very least if you're in Berlin and want some Absinthe you can buy a bottle there or have a glass at their bar.




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