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Hello from a Denver Distiller

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Hello All.

 

Hiram was kind enough to invite me to visit this site. Thank you, Hiram.

 

I am a distiller in Denver, Colorado, having just moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I've been brewing for 13 years, and distilling for 7. Our Absinthe Verte is being rolled out as I type this in CA, Colorado, DC, VA, GA. I'm not sure which exact days they'll show up on the shelves....but soon.

 

I make over a dozen different spirits, including vodka, gin, fruit infused whiskeys, and a variety of liqueurs.

 

As to my absinthe, it's made with brandy, and distilled at high proof in a potstill with plates and a dephlegmator.

 

I add Anise, Fennel, Veronica, G. Wormwood, Coriander to the still, and R. Wormwood, Hyssop, and Melissa for coloring. I rest it in fairly neutral used wine barrels before release.

 

Cheers!

 

Todd

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Hello, welcome to the forum. :cheers:

 

What is your absinthe called and where can I read more information on it and your distillery?

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Welcome to the Forum, Todd!

 

I'm beginning to understand why a Michigan distillery would be selling Rocky Mountain Peach Whiskey! Enjoy yourself, please. :cheers:

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Hey Todd! Great to see you here. I've enjoyed reading the discussions of your experiences with producing absinthes in the FV threads.

 

Hiram was kind enough to invite me to visit this site. Thank you, Hiram.

 

What am I, chopped liver? :harhar:

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Please excuse the quoting, but:

 

What am I, chopped liver? :harhar:

 

Awwww....Crap! My apologies....I forgot. Bad distiller! :thumbdown:

 

Ahem.

 

Correction. Both Hiram and Shabba were kind enough to invite me over here.

 

Derrick, we're in the process of updating our website, so the only place you can find out more about my absinthe is right here. Questions are welcome about process, as well as to what my favorite color is. (hint: it's not purple)

 

I'll let you cats know which stores carry it when it becomes available, but I'd like to maintain the spirit and rules of this site and avoid questions that deal with commerce, if it's all the same.

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Glad to see you made it over here too. Some of us are on both sites, but many are not and you will pretty much have to cross post to catch everyone up.

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My apologies....I forgot. Bad distiller!

It's OK, I understand. You can make it up to me with some free absinthe. :laugh:

 

Seriously though, I can't wait to check out your offering. Your other offerings look quite delectible as well.

 

Was it in your thread that we discussed your product being available in Washington DC, or was that someone else?

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I'll let you cats know which stores carry it when it becomes available, but I'd like to maintain the spirit and rules of this site and avoid questions that deal with commerce, if it's all the same.

That's greatly appreciated but I can assure you, many of us would welcome news of online availability.

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I'll let you cats know which stores carry it when it becomes available, but I'd like to maintain the spirit and rules of this site and avoid questions that deal with commerce, if it's all the same.

That's greatly appreciated but I can assure you, many of us would welcome news of online availability.

 

I'll echo T73's sentiments. The main thing we'd like to avoid is crass commercialism. I've seen your posting at FV, and in no way do they violate any of our hoity-toity :twitchsmile: opinions. We're mainly trying to avoid the blatant shill. I would encourage you to discuss what you would like.

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I concur. This is very different from some jerk coming here and posting links to some web page so he makes money on the clicks. You are a distiller and distilling something that has been illegal here for over 90 years. Something that we are chomping at the bit to get our hands on. :cheers: You just don't realize how much we want to hear anything and everything you can tell us. We feel the same way about the folks that are making Sirene.

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Thank you for the welcome.

 

Re: Sirene, North Shore Distillery is the real deal. Their spirits are fantastic, and although I have not had the pleasure of enjoying their Absinthe, I have no doubt that it's out of this world.

 

Their Gin No. 6 as well as their Aquavit are wonderful. If you like Absinthe, I would imagine that you'd love Aquavit...and in particular, North Shore's Aquavit.

 

And no, I don't know the owners. Haven't had the pleasure of meeting them.

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Hi. :cheers:

 

I have a quick question, if you don't mind indulging me. Does your absinthe use green anise, star anise, or both?

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Hi. :cheers:

 

I have a quick question, if you don't mind indulging me. Does your absinthe use green anise, star anise, or both?

 

Don't mind questions at all.

 

Only green anise. I don't care for star anise.

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Welcome, Todd! I'm glad to see you over here. I've been keeping up with your postings at FV. It sounds like you've got a nice absinthe. :cheers:

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Only green anise. I don't care for star anise.
I think you've just made a few friends, Todd. :cheers:

Yes, definitely. I was beginning to think that every North American absinthe would rely on star anise.

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Welcome Leopold, from a fellow Colorado resident! Let me know when/where I can find your absinthe in the Colorado Springs or Denver areas. It's pretty cool to have a local producer. Can you share your plans for your facility? Tasting room, distillery tours, ???

 

And if your looking to sample North Coast's Sirene verte, there are a couple of bottles down here in the Springs, give me a call :cheers:

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Hi Todd,

 

Nice to meet you virtually, and thank you for the kind words. Congrats on the move to Denver, we're from that area originally and miss it sometimes, especially during the ultra-humid summer months. I look forward to trying your absinthe!

 

Cheers. :cheers:

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Welcome Todd! :cheers: Thanks for joining up.

 

I'll look forward to trying your stuff. What you've said about it so far—here and at FV—shows promise. It also shows you've done your homework. We love that. ;)

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