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#1 odiedog52

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:08 PM

With blogs going up on the Mutineer blog authored by members on here and with them being shared via the Wormwood Society Twitter and Facebook and as well as through Mutineer's social media avenues, I decided to make a thread in here that I can update when new WS posts go up on our blog. If there are any objections to this, please let me know!

Today's blog is called Absinthe Around the World and the Implications for the USA and is authored by Alan Moss.

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Edited by odiedog52, 18 January 2011 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:04 PM

That is a great article, makes me thirsty for an absinthe cocktail though. Death in the afternoon sounds interesting. I am getting the "Savoy Cocktail Book" in the mail that has a few absinthe cocktails in it I am dying to try. It will be nice to see higher grade absinthe's available in the midlands, namely in OK. At least we have nice places like Catskills and DUNY that boast a nice variety for us online.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

Very nice article! :thumbup:

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:53 PM

No objections , great idea, nice articles! :cheers:
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#5 odiedog52

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:52 PM

Glad to see everyone on board, though I didn't expect otherwise!

Here are previous Wormwood Society blogs for those that may be interested and may have missed them:

What to Look for in an Absinthe

Is The Absinthe That Is Now Legal In The U.S. 'Real' Absinthe?

Absinthe In Spain

Absinthe and Its Silver-Tongued Marketers – Thujone’s Role in Absinthe Sales

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#6 Brian Robinson

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:56 PM

Aaaaaaaaaaand pinned. :cheers:

Please feel free to let me know of any topics you'd like me to write about, or if you'd like to be a guest contributor. I'd appreciate it!
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#7 Jack Griffin

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

Nicely done Alan!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:44 AM

Thanks!

Mutineer gave me a strict limit on word count, which forced me to be more concise than I normally am (probably a good thing!). Also I didn't want to name more publicly some of the brands we don't like. So just a few more comments on my predictions here (think of this as the out-takes):

When I wrote "I doubt whether consumers will continue to buy artificially coloured and/or pre-sweetened absinthes currently available for $60 plus," it was not just wishful thinking. There is evidence of at least one artificially coloured/pre-sweetened "absinthe" disappearing from the market, but I didn't think I should name it.

I think cocktails are important to the continued growth of absinthe, but I think that there is a need to focus on 1/2 more simple cocktails that most consumers can make easily at home (the equivalent of the screwdriver or the G & T).

"A partial shake-out?" It's getting to the stage where every State has its own locally produced absinthe(s). Looking at shake-outs that have happened in markets that opened up before the USA, it is clear that the USA cannot easily sustain 70 or more absinthes. Of course, some of the newer locally produced/focused absinthes may only be looking for local sales and may not want to sell more than a few hundred cases. And if it's the artificially coloured/pre-sweetened brands that get shaken out first, maybe there will be more than enough business for all the locally produced craft absinthes. Let's hope it works out that way. It should do, given general industry trends.

Anyway, you now see why Mutineer's word count restriction was a good thing. I'd second Brian and odiedog52 in encouraging more members to contribute. It's a great opportunity to spread the word. :cheers:

Edited by Alan Moss, 19 January 2011 - 12:44 AM.

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#9 Ryan Nikkel

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:52 AM

Very nice read Alan :cheers:
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:12 PM

There is evidence of at least one artificially coloured/pre-sweetened "absinthe" disappearing from the market, but I didn't think I should name it.


My guess would be LTV.

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
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:33 PM

Mine too, and about time.

The juxtapositioning of LTV next to Pacifique on local liquor store shelves was almost too oxymoronic for me to bear. :rolleyes:

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#12 odiedog52

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

For some reason (well, I'm sure we all know why), the Wormwood Society posts always seem to get the most "LIKES" on our page!

Way to go!
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#13 Brian Robinson

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

:cheers:
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:56 PM

:cheers: :cheers: :wave2:
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 20 January 2011 - 05:24 AM

:b-day: :yahoo: :cheers:

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#16 odiedog52

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

A new absinthe blog is up ... this time by yours truly.

http://www.mutineerm...ery-in-seattle/

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:53 PM

Nice job!

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:53 PM

Well done sir! I plan to add an article this weekend. Anyone else who has ideas on an absinthe article, please let me know!
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#19 odiedog52

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:46 PM

Nice job!


Thanks! And thanks for the email! Keep me updated on that book :)

Thanks Brian!
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:14 PM

Nice job, indeed, Odie! :thumbup:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

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#22 odiedog52

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:08 PM

Absinthe!

http://www.mutineerm...ice-vs-quality/

Nice job! :pirate:
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#23 Ryan Nikkel

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:08 AM

Very Nice. :arrr:
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:02 AM

Almost 300 "likes" on this post from a month or two ago! People LOVE absinthe!

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#25 odiedog52

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:20 AM

The new Wormwood Society absinthe post is up on the Mutineer Blog! 'Likes' and retweets are much appreciated if that's your sorta thing!

http://www.mutineerm...oisseur-part-1/
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:39 PM

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Your not going to keep part II a secret, are ya ? B)
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Nice article again! :cheers:

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:29 PM

This is exactly the sort of thing I was hoping would be written soon. If it didn't get done I would have volunteered to write it but it wouldn't have been nearly as good. Excellent job.

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#28 Brian Robinson

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:37 PM

I'm looking for some good ideas to put into some new blog posts at our Mutineer friends' blog. So post some things you'd all like to see. Also, feel free to write something up to submit for review and publication. With due credit, of course. :thumbup:
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#29 Brian Robinson

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:39 PM

Also, anyone who is really good at photography, and who can put together a few dozen pro-quality stock photos for future use, I'd happily reward them with some very special libations. :devil:
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

Scott M is your man for photos.

He's published you know. :wave2:
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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