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#1 fenian

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:16 PM

The last week of June I went to Denver for my parent's 50th anniversery and my H.S. 30th reunion. It's been over 16 years since I had been back and up to then never for a reunion. All was ok, hot though as compared to the Monterey Coast and glad to be home. But leave it to the nuts of Colorado the home of strip clubs, porn shops, casinos and mega churches and the famous right wing agenda of the AFA. Surrounded by three mega-churches (by my count) was a place called Tipsy's a shrine to the Gods of Fermentation. 87,000 sq feet of booze. Ok and a deli and a bistro, but 87,000 sq feet of wine, beer and assorted spirits. I could have laid a tent in the middle and spent my entire time there alone. Leopolds Absinthe had a tasting I diagreed with the "actual" absinthe claim as it states on the bottle Thoune free. What no wormwood! They had Kübler for $40.00 a pop, and many other various items that I could have been tasting for years if my wallet and suitcase was not so sized.
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#2 Wilson

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:54 AM

Wow! One could probably live in there for months before being found.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:03 AM

Leopolds Absinthe had a tasting I diagreed with the "actual" absinthe claim as it states on the bottle Thoune free. What no wormwood!

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When I tasted the Leopold Bros. absinthe, I felt that they had the most wormwood forward flavor than any of the other currently available brands.

Wormwood doesn't equal thujone. And thujone free technically means below 10 ppm.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:04 AM

When I tasted the Leopold Bros. absinthe, I felt that they had the most wormwood forward flavor than any of the other currently available brands.


Ditto. Haven't had a spare minute to post my tasting notes yet, but in my limited experience, it was unquestionably the most wormwood-bitter absinthe I've yet tasted.

#5 tayker

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:46 AM

We had a place similar in San Diego called Liquor Barn. That place was stocked.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

Wow! One could probably live in there for months before being found.


Only if one made sure to find a particularly secluded spot before one passed out.

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#7 leopold

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

If you had a look at the same back label that states "thujone free", you'll note one line up that it clearly states that we (obviously) use Grande Wormwood. I worked hard to ensure a solid wormwood nose and finish.....happily I now have two people who feel I did my job in the wormwood dept.

As to why the TTB makes us declare our Absinthe 'thujone free' on our label, but not the other US brands.....we're trying to get an answer on that one. :rolleyes:

We've been in the market for just a few months, and I'm already sick of talking about thujone.

#8 Jonathan D.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:08 PM

leopold I am going to ask you questions about thujone until your product is distributed to Southern California.

Yes that is blackmail :pirate:

#9 leopold

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:29 PM

Wow. That's cold, Dr. L.

#10 Jonathan D.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:05 PM

I don't deny that. But I promise to be sparing with it when it finally arrives. After all, there are only two times I drink absinthe, when I'm alone and when I'm with someone else.

#11 Jonathan D.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:43 PM

leopold, will thujone make me trip ballz?


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