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#61 hartsmar

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:38 AM

We're hoping to have it in Washington State liquor stores by Christmas. After that will depend upon other factors.


I'm hoping to have it in my cabinet over here in Sweden by Christmas...
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#62 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:54 AM

What Wilson said!

#63 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:07 PM

Well, with the thread now moved, it will be easier for me to update. We just bottled the second batch of Voyager Gin yesterday. We took a peek at the tank of absinthe (TANK of absinthe, I just can't get used to saying that) and it's coming along fine. It's been in the tank for over a month so far. Now if we could just get the label doods at the TTB to move along. If you go to the blog at the website, there's a few pics of the first gin bottling, and I hope to add some absinthe shots in the future.

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 01 December 2008 - 03:10 PM

(TANK of absinthe


that phrase has such a nice ring to it... :cheers:
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...because shoddy absinthes will be flavored with the lubricator of take the lead anise.

#65 Absomphe

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:40 PM

Indeed™.

Congrats on the continuing progress, Zman. It sounds like the absinthe is developing beautifully, and Tish and I are really looking forward to its release! :cheers:

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:45 PM

What they said! :cheers:
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:25 PM

I find myself quite pleased by this news. Yes, I do feel pleased, indeed!
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"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

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#68 OMG_Bill

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

A new batch of Voyager and a tank of absinthe. I wish that I lived closer just in case you needed some free help. :devil:

Like I said several times, the voyager is very nice and I'm so anxious to get a six pack of the absinthe.

Go Zman , Go. :cheers:
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#69 metodd1

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

I hope to add some absinthe shots in the future.


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#70 Joe Legate

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Like I said several times, the voyager is very nice and I'm so anxious to get a six pack of the absinthe.

I agree. But what about the next week?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

I'm trying to cut back. :devil:

Actually, 3 of each would do me fine for a week or three. I'm the designated driver. :laf:
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#72 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:16 AM

With Christmas less than 3 weeks away, how's it coming along with Pacifique, Zman?
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#73 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

Won't be making it to the stores by Christmas this year. With the speed of the TTB and the WSLCB, I have no clue.
Hopefully by early spring.
We do have about 200 liters that are now aging nicely, and we hope to distill another 200 liters next week sometime.

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 05 December 2008 - 03:14 PM

"Aging"?
Everyone knows that in the modern world there's no opportunity to age absinthe before bringing it to market.

Aren't you just trying to put a good spin on selling people old absinthe, that isn't fresh from the still?
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:23 PM

Yes, this young stuff™ I'm drinking right now is fresh, and pretty damned tasty.

Damn, that sounded seriously incriminating, didn't it? :paperbag3:

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:45 PM

What's that saying? If there's green in the glass, play ball?
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"A decorous absinthe will persuade your whisper away with its hooch essence..."

#77 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

I went to four WSLCB stores in the Seattle area today, and called an additional three, trying to find Voyager Gin. Even went to the downtown 4th Ave shop (store #101), as well as the nice store on 2nd Ave downtown. Got nothing but blank stares and rude service from the staff.

Sorry, Zman, I tried to pick some up, but it apparently just isn't in the cards yet!
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:20 AM

Oh man, sorry to hear you went on a wild goose chase. By your previous post about picking some Voyager up in WA, I figured you knew something I didn't. I spoke to the manager at 101 couple weeks ago, she said they'd put Voyager on order, but didn't expect to have it in until after the new year.

I'm also still waiting for 101 to get Marteau in, but after the recent armageddon death blizzard here, I'm not surprised it's taking awhile.

The staff at 101 is mixed. There's a couple of complete asshats there, but the manager and another couple of folks are pretty decent. Can't all be winners I guess.
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#79 Green Baron

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:22 AM

For future reference, Voyager is WSLCB Special Order item #973345.
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#80 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:57 AM

"Aging"?
Everyone knows that in the modern world there's no opportunity to age absinthe before bringing it to market.

Aren't you just trying to put a good spin on selling people old absinthe, that isn't fresh from the still?


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#81 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:23 AM

For future reference, Voyager is WSLCB Special Order item #973345.


Thanks, GB - I'll pester the folks at the Vancouver state store to get it ordered this week, since that's just across the Interstate Bridge from my home, and much more convenient than driving to Seattle during ARCTIC BLAST '08... or was it LAST BLAST '08, or DEEP FREEZE '08, or WINTER SOLSTICE SNOWFEST '08, or whatever...

(edit: And with this post, I hit #200!)
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#82 Joe Legate

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hee hee. Lightweight. :cheers:

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:26 AM

To bring everyone up to speed. We had label approval about two weeks ago. We have 400 liters aging in tanks right now. We hope to bottle in the next two weeks.

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 29 December 2008 - 09:37 AM

And the launch date?

Again, congratulations, Z!

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:54 AM

I'll be stashing back some coins while I wait. Congrats!
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 30 December 2008 - 09:57 AM

Congratulations! :thumbup:
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"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]

#87 Absomphe

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:11 AM

I'll be stashing back some coins while I wait. Congrats!


What he said.

Knowing this state, I'm sure it'll take awhile before it's easily available, but witrh persistance, it will, doubtless, be a smash hit. :cheers:

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

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#88 Jonathan D.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:24 AM

Zman are you able to share who your distributor is and/or how we might go about getting ahold of a bottle of Voyager now and obviously Pacifique when it's eventually available?

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:28 AM

My Voyager bottle is almost empty, may I send it back for a refill? *smile*
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.

#90 Joe Legate

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:13 AM

Because, recycling is good!*



*And my bottle is almost empty, too.


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