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Some notable reviews from Paul Pacult. Looks like our own DP got some more good press, as did Crispin Cain. What I really enjoyed reading were the reviews for Koruna, Djabel and Green Fairy though!

 

It does seem though that he tastes them all neat, which is a major flaw.

 

Spirit_Journal_September_2009_1_.pdf

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I love the fauxsinth reviews, which include such gems as, "...this crap isn't worth my time," "...waste of time," and "Why do this?"

 

Yeah, the reviews seemed to mention a lot of fire, hot, burning as if he were tasting them neat. While it's not correct, I'm glad the real absinthes still best the fake ones when had neat!

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I know that Paul always tests spirits neat. But it seems it would have been better if he'd added enough water to bring them down to 100 proof (typical of whiskey).

 

But I'm glad my spirits got such good reviews from such a noted spirits reviewer! :cheers:

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After reading the June and September reviews, I emailed Paul on the 16th to inquire about his absinthe tasting procedure, and in part, he replied "Absinthes are tasted neat, then mixed with a ratio of 4 parts water to 1 part absinthe."

 

In re-reading the reviews, I still don't see any evidence of him tasting louched absinthe.

 

And like you, Scuto, I loved some of the color commentary! I think the review committee here should consider changing the score of 1, for "Flavor" to "Revolting Horse Piss"!

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