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#1 Mike R.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:38 PM

... is distilled an additional time with black cardamom and brown spices before being aged a year.


Discuss......

#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:01 PM

Had it last year when I met with Bryan in Madrid and also at Tales. It's some pretty tasty stuff!

The version I had in 08 was different than the stuff at Tales, but both were good. The former was very floral and fresh, the latter is warmer and more rich with hints of holiday spices.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

I want someeee.

But .. According to Obsello, due to it coming from Spain and US regulatory problems, we gotta sit tight for 2 months or go visit them in Lleida.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:49 PM

Count me in, as soon as possible... :dribble:
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:21 PM

I want someeee.

But .. According to Obsello, due to it coming from Spain and US regulatory problems, we gotta sit tight for 2 months or go visit them in Lleida.

:pirate:


Maybe we can get a special group rate if there's enough of us. ;)
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

I was thinking about this the other day and was wondering what the status was on it. I'd love to give a it a try.

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#7 Mike R.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

I'm for a couple of bottles.

Group order / discount?

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:17 PM

Hey Guys!

OK so to recap the special edition:

Step 1.
Eau De Vie

Step 2.
Distill absinthe

Step 3.
Distill it again with black cardamom and brown spice

Step 4.
color it (the old fashioned way)

Step 5.
Aging in a neutral tank for a year

Thanks for the thread! Once I get it bottled I will let you guys know where you can get it.

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#9 Joe Legate

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:27 PM

Very interesting.
I'd love to sit down over a glass and talk about this. Seriously. Starting with:
Why don't you combine step 2 & 3? The third step seems like a great way to lose your absinthe herbs from the 2nd step.

What's Brown Spice?

Uh oh....

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#10 baubel

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

Brown Spice shot by guns?


I hated like their music just like the rest of the world, but there's no sense getting violent about it.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:25 AM

I will be eagerly awaiting the special edition.

Joe becareful of that green stuff. You know that will give you mad quaker disease.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:32 AM

Will it be available in Europe?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:09 AM

Well this looks promising!
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:06 AM

I'll be picking up a couple of bottles! :twitchsmile:
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

made me go :shock: in a good way.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

Uh oh....

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Hey! Quakers don't use people in our products! We use ocelot.

You know that will give you mad quaker disease.

You know what happens when you piss off a Quaker: you get passive resisted.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:32 PM

I'm still waiting to hear what brown spice is.
It's not that stuff they use in sweet pickles, is it?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:37 PM

I'm still waiting to hear what brown spice is.
It's not that stuff they use in sweet pickles, is it?


haha,

Brown spice is a blend of brown spices that I dont want to disclose ;)

Why not combine step 2 & 3... molecular density. You will see.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:40 PM

The Secret Sauce as it were. Secret recipes are cool. It is always fun to try to crack a code.
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:41 PM

I am really excited to see how much interest there is in this version. I should be up front though it is a rather unconventional absinthe. Definitely still an absinthe, but not of any clear origin or style. Its denser and somehow "sweeter" even though there is no sugar in it. I think it will be rather polarizing.

I should also point out that its very different from Obsello.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

Why not combine step 2 & 3... molecular density. You will see.

<cough, cough, bullshit, cough, cough> ;)

Brown spice? OK, I'll buy that it's a secret but a cooler name would be better like maybe, Eye of Newt.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:19 PM

Brown spice? OK, I'll buy that it's a secret, but a cooler name would be better, like maybe, Eye of Newt.


Brown spice?.. Eye of Newt.

Better than Butthole of Newt! :twitchsmile:
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Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:39 PM

Salamander butthole though...there's some possibility there.


Garam Marsala can be brown. :twitchsmile:

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:00 AM

Why not combine step 2 & 3... molecular density. You will see.

<cough, cough, bullshit, cough, cough> ;)

Brown spice? OK, I'll buy that it's a secret but a cooler name would be better like maybe, Eye of Newt.



I think Joe is on to something here. If your blend is secret, you may as well give it a cool name. :cheers:
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#25 Mike R.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:35 AM

I'm still waiting to hear what brown spice is.
It's not that stuff they use in sweet pickles, is it?


Now you did it.

A Spanish hit squad was just dispatched.

Don't worry.....

It will be quick, quiet, and most of all.....neat.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:03 AM

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Seriously, I'm teasing Bryan. I know he's just employing a little marketing hyperbole and that's cool by me. At some level, everyone's recipe is a bit of a secret and of course, marketing is what it is. Bryan's only mistake is not realizing that this is a very absinthe-astute crowd. Have fun with the marketing but avoid the smoke and mirrors.

I'm a fan of Obsello and have repeatedly said, it is the best absenta available. :cheers:

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

I want someeee.

But .. According to Obsello, due to it coming from Spain and US regulatory problems, we gotta sit tight for 2 months or go visit them in Lleida.

:pirate:


Maybe we can get a special group rate if there's enough of us. ;)


I'm in!
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#28 Obsello

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

Why not combine step 2 & 3... molecular density. You will see.

<cough, cough, bullshit, cough, cough> ;)

Brown spice? OK, I'll buy that it's a secret but a cooler name would be better like maybe, Eye of Newt.



Haha, Ok Brown spices are a category that include cloves, cinnamon, cassia, and star anise. Its often blended and called brown spice to season deserts. People also call it holiday spice.

I am not a fan of marketing BS either.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

Brown spice? OK, I'll buy that it's a secret, but a cooler name would be better, like maybe, Eye of Newt.


Brown spice?.. Eye of Newt.

Better than Butthole of Newt! :twitchsmile:


Im Sorry but that had me laughing out loud... and thinking of new beverage ideas.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:42 PM

The Secret Sauce as it were. Secret recipes are cool. It is always fun to try to crack a code.
Molecular Density, Grasshopper. ;)


The molecular density thing is actually the trick to a beautiful louche. Lighter oils cause more streaks and distinct clouds than heavier oils. By distilling the spirit again the lighter oils come through more easily than heavier ones. With Obsello I was obsessed with the flavor profile. With this one I started working a little more on other aspects... The louche/color being front and center. Not to say I neglected the flavor but I have that pretty well figured out.

If you don't believe me try distilling a bottle of absinthe you have lying around and see for yourself.

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