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#511 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:56 AM

I'll try.

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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Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:48 AM

When I was in NYC I bought a bottle of Pacifique in a little local liquor store (took about 20 phone calls before I could find a place that sold anything other than Kübler, Lucid, or La Fee... or anything at all). I didn't want to trek all the way down to Astor Wines from midtown because I am just off crutches and still hobbling in the "boot." Well I don't know if it's my imagination or something, but it seems this bottle has a weaker louche than my bottle at home. In fact it seems weaker all around (color, taste, potency). I tried adding less water and still got the same result. Could it be because I use a fountain at home and the controlled trickle gives a better louche? Could it be the bottle is from an older batch? Could it be my imagination?

The other obvious difference I noticed was the T cork was nearly impossible to get off. I twisted and pulled and pried it with a knife... finally I got a garlic press with a rubberized handle (was alone in my daughter's apartment and couldn't find pliers) and I managed to twist it off with those. The foil seal was intact.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Just wanted to point out that Pacifique is a close-out special in Washington state liquor stores, and is selling for $48. Needless to say, the bottles are going fast.


Gone in my neck of the woods, in fact. :3869-sadbanana:

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

I grabbed a few of the last remaining bottles in Kennewick, but they still have some left. The lady at the counter looked surprised when I checked out and said she had never sold those bottles before (I guess she was never there the other times I bought it). That's the tri-cities for you. The only person buying their good booze doesn't even live there.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

I grabbed a few...


That just sounds so good. Better even than the Bill Evans tribute I'm listening to right now. B)
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just to let the WS gang know...
We will be having another Bottling Party this coming Saturday, March 10th at 11AM to around 230PM. Drop me a PM or email to sign up.
Cheers,
Marc

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hey TEXAS!!! We're here!!!

See below:
http://listings.guid...-spirits-dinner

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

I'm going to the main Spec's tomorrow and harassing the shit out of them to get Pacifique.
I hope I have the bail money! :)

On the good side, the monkeys are bringing me a couple of bottles tomorrow. But it sure would be nice to buy it locally.

Edited by Miguel, 20 March 2012 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

But it sure would be nice to buy it locally.

If only that were the case with ANY quality absinthes.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

I was lucky enough to have Pacifique on the shelves of our local liquor stores up until this month. I was happy to nab a couple of bottles at the 30% or so discount that WA state had on it, but it's sad to think what the selection may include now that Costco, Walmart, and et. al will determine what's sold in this state.

Fortunately, I'm moving back to Portland, OR this year, where the taxes are lower and the selection of booze is wider! (Marc - any word on if Pacifique will be available in Portland anytime soon?)

Edited by Jay, 21 March 2012 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:26 AM

Pacifique is listed in the OLCC book. Any liquor store in Oregon can order a case. There are several stores in the Portland area that do stock Pacifique.

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:18 AM

Thanks, Marc - I'm glad to hear that. I'll get on their site to see which locations have it in stock before I go to Portland next, and then see if we can buy a house nearer to one of those stores ;)

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

:thumbup:

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Marc, I left you a message today, and need to know if you have any stores in Vancouver that carry Pacifique. I was telling a friend about it who would like to try some. It would be his first absinthe.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

any stores in Vancouver that carry Pacifique. I was telling a friend about it who would like to try some. It would be his first absinthe.

What a way to start! Shouldn't everybody have to start with a crap brand first so they can be as overwhelmed as i was when i had my first real absinthe(Pacifique)? Just taking a sip is a ritual in and of itself to me. I breathe in the aroma deeply and slowly before taking it in. Then almost slowly chew it before swallowing it slowly down a little at a time. (this is starting to sound like erotica) i better stop. But its a damn fine product that i couldn't imagine anyway of improving upon. As far as being a "first" absinthe, well, it doesnt leave much room for advancement. At least IMHO. :cheers:

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

As far as being a "first" absinthe, well, it doesnt leave much room for advancement.

Jade Edouard was a nice place to start too.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:49 AM

Pacifique coming?

Edited by Miguel, 09 April 2012 - 02:58 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:57 AM

Damn it...when I saw that caption I thought it was a segue into the absinthe porn that is Pacifique. :angry2: :laugh:

Edited by Absomphe, 09 April 2012 - 04:57 AM.

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

Pacifique coming?


Pacifique and Voyager are on the way to Texas. Start asking for them at your favorite store or bar.

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Is there anyone in GA (specifically ATL area) that sells Pacifique? I have seen Voyager, would that mean that its possible to get the absinthe too?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

When I visited my in-laws, who live in the Sharpsburg area, I looked around quite a bit and found no Pacifique. I did find VC, St George, Mansinthe, and some others I took no notice of.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

Will start emailing Spec's.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

Is there anyone in GA (specifically ATL area) that sells Pacifique? I have seen Voyager, would that mean that its possible to get the absinthe too?


I am not aware of any Pacific Distillery products being in GA. However, that does not mean that PD products are not there. But, if you have seen Voyager, that means Pacifique IS available also.
Praytell, in which store did you see the Voyager?

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

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:25 AM

I'll have to look again. I want to say I saw it at the beverage super center in Suwanee but I may be mistaken. I know they have Leopold's gin there.

I'm not a big gin fan but I always keep an eye out for "the good guys" stuff.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:22 AM

I'm not a big gin fan

The folks here can fix that. :cheers:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:16 AM

I'm not a big gin fan


Neither was I, until I discovered Voyager.

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

I've never had gin.




Yet. ;)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'm not a big gin fan


Neither was I, until I discovered Voyager.


billnchristy, like me you might have tried crappy gins, even the 'good' crappy gins. When you try the real good micro distilled gins, it might change your mind. I hated gin unitl I tried Silvertip, and I have a lot of faith that Voyager is also a good gin. If I see it here, I plan on buying a bottle, along with as many bottles of Pacifique as I can afford.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Good gin, and finding the right cocktails.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

We don't "need" another addiction.

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