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#61 Jonathan D.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:29 AM

John Walker says they still don't have this, only place I can find it is Best Cellars in DC but they only have batch 8

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

Not for long.

They also take special orders for the Leopold Bros. Distillery, so you can ask them to add the newer batches to their next shipment.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:51 PM

I had a tiny sip [1] of Batch #8 over Labor Day weekend. Very nice sir, very nice indeed :)

SoCal folks...I was told it was acquired at BevMo, so keep your eyes open!!!



[1] my friend who offered the sip wasn't letting go of it too easily. I'll have to bust his kneecaps later.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:51 AM

Here in VA I've asked two different ABC stores on two different occasions in the last couple of weeks if they could order me a bottle or two of Leopold Bros. They had no idea of what I was talking about and took my number and said they'd call me when they knew something. I'm still waiting.....

I'm really interested in getting a bottle of this Absinthe but so far it's alluding me.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:12 AM

As mentioned earlier in the thread, call Best Cellars in Washington DC. They'll take your order and they do indeed ship to Virginia.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:47 AM

I saw Leopold Bros @ JV wines in Napa a couple of days ago, I will have to pick up a bottle.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:56 AM

Here in VA I've asked two different ABC stores on two different occasions in the last couple of weeks if they could order me a bottle or two of Leopold Bros. They had no idea of what I was talking about and took my number and said they'd call me when they knew something. I'm still waiting.....

I'm really interested in getting a bottle of this Absinthe but so far it's alluding me.


I'm having the same problem here. There's a store called the Maryland Line Inn conveniently close to me. They have a lot of things you can't get here. The problem is they only have Lucid & Kübler at this time. I mentioned Leopold Bros. and a few other brands and they said they never heard of them. They also took my phone number and said they'd contact me... that was about 3 weeks ago and so far nothing.

I can't get it through Best Cellars here in PA, they don't have it on DrinkupNY, Binny's or the PA-LCB website. I'd love to try this stuff but have absolutely no way of doing so.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:36 AM

Here in VA I've asked two different ABC stores on two different occasions in the last couple of weeks if they could order me a bottle or two of Leopold Bros. They had no idea of what I was talking about and took my number and said they'd call me when they knew something. I'm still waiting.....

I'm really interested in getting a bottle of this Absinthe but so far it's alluding me.




My apologies for the problem. We had shipped Absinthe together with our Silver Tree Vodka and Leopold's Gin to the Special Orders program some time ago. They arrived back at our distillery weeks later. There was a paperwork glitch somehow, and the Absinthe was not in their system, so the shipment was rejected.

We are resending our spirits this week to VA. When I have confirmed that it has arrived, I will post the info. here, together with a VABC catalog # for our Absinthe Verte so that you can order it at any VABC store without (I hope) any further problems.

We are in the process of registering the spirit in PA. I'll let you know when it comes through.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:47 AM

Taking care of business. I love it. Customer relations at it's finest. :cheers:


If my grammar is wrong, it's because I was caught up in the moment. B)
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:18 PM

Awesome! Thanks for the reply leopold. I'm really looking forward to getting a bottle or two. I was starting to get discouraged. So far the local store options here are pretty dull. One of our stores only supplies Absente! ;) We need some good stuff in VA! :cheers:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

I'd give my kingdom to be able to ship a bottle or two direct from the distillery. None of the State-operated distribution systems are designed with the small producer in mind....which, of course, is why said States sell mostly mid to low end corporate crap.

The people at the State of VA are nice, but they aren't really cut out to deal with the little guy.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:41 PM

Yeah, the laws in VA have been changed so over the last few years that it makes it a pain to purchase quality alcohol here. The VA wineries have been hit pretty hard with having to jump through hoops of red tape.

I've been asking the local stores about stocking some of the good Absinthes made here in the States with the idea that if people could try something other than Absente, they might sell more Absinthe. People buy the Absente with the intention of trying the 'forbidden' Absinthe, and then are quickly turned off by it. Who buys a second bottle of Absente? :thumbdown:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:14 PM

I was in the checkout line at the liquor store several months ago and the guy in front of me was buying a bottle of Absente. I asked him if he knew anything about it. He told me he's had the real stuff but was going to a wedding reception/party and didn't want to halucinate.

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#74 Jonathan D.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:18 PM

Order placed with K&L wines, hopefully it's batch 10!

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:36 AM

Errrrrrrrrrr I'm now the owner of two bottles of batch 6 :paperbag3:

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:54 AM

Batch 11 is much more balanced in both color and taste over the previous batch I had. The pisco base is very evident in the nose neat, at least I guess that's what I'm smelling. A sweet grape nose I've never smelled in any other base. I tasted a dab of it on my finger pre-louche and it's evident in the taste too.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:11 PM

The previous batch you had wouldn't happen to be batch 10 would it?

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

Errrrrrrrrrr I'm now the owner of two bottles of batch 6 :paperbag3:

I think I'll wait for a couple months to buy a bottle.....
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 04:12 AM

The previous batch you had wouldn't happen to be batch 10 would it?

I'm thinking it was like 6 or 7.
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:45 PM

Any word on whether or not Leopold Bros has made it's way back to VA yet? Still very eager to try some.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:46 AM

Still waiting for the VABC to process the shipment.

Absomphe....the Wash. St. Rep still hasn't returned our phone calls to get the product # for the Absinthe.

I'll keep on it, folks. My apologies.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:50 PM

Thanks for your efforts! It's apparent that the WASLCB drag-assing pencil pushers that my taxes help support are efficiently working to get this taken care of :dry: .

Abs is certainly not the only one here in WA that's looking forward to trying some :biggrin: . I think it's great that we've already got a bar in Seattle that's interested in serving it!
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:26 PM

Absomphe...the Wash. St. Rep still hasn't returned our phone calls to get the product # for the Absinthe.


Why does this not surprise me? :twitchsmile:

Thanks for your continuing efforts, Todd. Somebody needs to wake up those fossils at the state liquor bored. :rolleyes: :cheers:

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:31 AM

Well, I FINALLY got ahold of a bottle of Leopold Bros. It's batch #8 from Best Cellars and it's very tasty. Called Best Cellars Monday afternoon and received it today(Wed.) Great service! I still want to get a bottle of batch 10, but we have a winner here with batch 8! Can't wait to be able to get this locally. :cheers:

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:01 PM

I called around to a few BevMo stores in San Jose, CA but all they had was the batch #6. If I'm not mistaken we're all the way up to batch #12 nowadays. Guess I'll have to wait it out until some other schmos buy #6 so they can restock the latest ones.....
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:03 AM

Got a bottle of the #13 at the local ABC store, it's finally here in Va (as mentioned recently to in other threads, sorry, we are telling everyone who will listen).

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:16 AM

Alright. So I am very bored at work. Anyways, here is the local SoCal availability for Leopold in BevMo:

There are 2 bottles at the Van Nuys BevMo
1 In Torrance
1 in Laguna Nigel
and 1 in Encinitas

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

for it.

CA leaves this week. Batch 8.


Do you have a distribution in Maryland?
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:09 PM

Not MD, but nearby.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

Right now the Jug Shop on SF has six bottles. Don't know the batch #, but the last bottle I ordered was #10.

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