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#1 leopold

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Great to see you over here, Leopold! :cheers:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#5 Brian Robinson

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:11 PM

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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#6 leopold

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:20 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

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.

#8 Brian Robinson

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:42 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:51 PM

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.

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:02 PM

Welcome leopold :cheers:
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:02 PM

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.

#13 leopold

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:10 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:39 PM

Welcome! :cheers:
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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

#16 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:40 PM

Very cool!
Welcome to the forum!
And please, like T asked keep us updated as far as online availability.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:51 PM

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.

#18 Brian Robinson

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:52 PM

I think you've just made a few friends, Todd. :cheers:
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:52 PM

Great answer! And just what we wanted to hear.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:55 PM

Welcome!!!

I can't wait to try your absinthe!
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:56 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:08 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:14 PM

Welcome to the forums!
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:25 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

Welcome over here, Leopold! Glad to see you're gettin' the word out.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:30 PM

Here's another Welcome over here. -s
Let's know what we're talking about here.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

Hi! :wave2:

Glad to have you here. :cheers:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:08 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:26 PM

Welcome aboard! :cheers:
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:22 PM

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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