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#1 Joe Legate

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:44 AM

Trillium is now available.

#2 Retrogarde

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:37 AM

"...or discover your own style of conjuring the green fairy". Something about that phrase reminded me of the video Larspeart posted a while ago. :devil:

I'm curious to hear a review; any absinthe named after a character from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has to at least be interesting.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

Even if Trillium is in fact named after a genus of about 40-50 species of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, and the Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy character was called Trillian ...
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:17 AM

I'm curious to hear a review

I'm curious to make a review.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:31 AM

Does this absinthe lack fennel? The blurb mentions anise, wormwood and hyssop.

It's kind of a pretty label though. I wonder what it's going for.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:07 AM

I just put in an inquiry to Integrity Spirits. I'll post their response as soon as I get it.
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#7 Retrogarde

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:43 AM

Even if Trillium is in fact named after a genus of about 40-50 species of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, and the Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy character was called Trillian ...


I didn't really think they named it after the character, but how embarrassing that it ain't even the same word! :blush:

Sorry 'bout that... I shall buy a bottle as penance...
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#8 Joe Legate

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:46 AM

And I hope, enjoy it immensely.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:58 AM

No, no. It will be a punishment! Every delicious drop of it...
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:03 AM

Sorry 'bout that... I shall buy a bottle as penance...

Don't worry: I was half-expecting someone to say that La Clandestine has got something to do with the CIA and that Angélique is named after Claude-Alain's daughter ... well, one of those statements might be true.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:47 AM

And Trillium is named after a flower redolent of decaying flesh.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:55 AM

La Clandestine has got something to do with the CIA.

A-Hah! I knew Claude-Alain was involved with over-throwing other countries!

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:09 AM

No, I meant this CIA.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:47 AM

They'd have to make an exception to the white smock rule.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:14 PM

So where can I buy it damnit?!

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

Oregon.

These guys are a few blocks from where Marteau is made, on "Distillery Row". I tried to get in touch to stop by when I was down there this weekend, but they were hiding not at home.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:42 PM

I just read the piece in The Oregonian, and it's expected to be in the local stores by the weekend at $59.99 a bottle. I'll be down at my favorite store (Pearl Specialty Market) later tonight, and make an inquiry.

Shall we organize a sample taste-exchange? I'm relatively new, but would love to help the folks out, and I've never tried any of the Jades...
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:20 PM

I'm game.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

Me also. :wave2:
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 09 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

I'm in! :wave2:

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

Add me!
I'll give it a fair review! :cheers:

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:18 PM

myself as well. :thumbup:
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:30 AM

Thanks, but I'll just parse comments for future reference.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:02 AM

I'm in for a sample.
Or bottle.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

I just read the piece in The Oregonian, and it's expected to be in the local stores by the weekend at $59.99 a bottle. I'll be down at my favorite store (Pearl Specialty Market) later tonight, and make an inquiry.

Shall we organize a sample taste-exchange? I'm relatively new, but would love to help the folks out, and I've never tried any of the Jades...


Count me in.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:46 PM

On that new WS homepage, there's a link to a KPTV article that says they're the second distillery to produce absinthe in the US after St George in Alameda. :thumbdown:

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

Good catch, DP--I guess homework is a tough thing to do for these folks.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:43 PM

I pick up two bottles tomorrow (Friday) morning, I just confirmed with the shop. One for me, one for the good of the order.

By my count, I have seven interested: Shabba, OMG_Bill, T73, LeRoy, buddhasynth, Butch, and Zman. That works out to around 105ml per person, or just about two shots per person.

Like I said before, I've not done this before, but I recall that such a sharing happened upon an earlier release. How does one go about the process? I can see going out and getting some sealable bottles from a source (Cost Plus World Market, or somesuch). Any suggestions? And ideas on the exchange process? Trading? Cover my out-of-pocket?
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:54 AM

Along with purchasing the 100ml bottles...
Consider whether you want to cover the cost of the absinthe and bottles or do a sample swap. I'm sure we're all good with either approach.
Everyone should PM their snailmail address and work out which samples to swap, if you go that route (so you don't end up with 6 samples of Grande Absente.

PMing...

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:09 AM

What he said.

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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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