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#31 Jack Griffin

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

I'm happy to help, of course. I love this stuff, and taking pictures of it. It keeps me out of trouble.

#32 Brian Robinson

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:03 AM

I like beer.
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#34 Absomphe

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:52 PM

Imagine that. :shock:

Edited by Absomphe, 17 September 2011 - 06:53 PM.

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#35 odiedog52

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:30 PM

The Mutineer blog has been pretty quite on the absinthe front lately! We need to change that. Luckily, we've had a lot of great content surrounding our efforts to fight the global water crisis, but we have a soft spot for absinthe as well!

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#36 Brian Robinson

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:16 PM

I've been asking for blog ideas, but haven't had many options presented to me.

I'll work on the how to conduct an absinthe tasting event one this coming week.
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#37 Maredudd

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:56 PM

I'll work on the how to conduct an absinthe tasting event one this coming week.

Just in time!

Now that the Ridge and Pacifique have arrived I've got an urge to do a tasting!

Now, I can imagine how I would do it, it would be good to find out how others would do it!

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#38 Père Ubu

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:18 PM

I've been asking for blog ideas, but haven't had many options presented to me.

I'll work on the how to conduct an absinthe tasting event one this coming week.


Praise be!!

Bad tastings have led to dislike absinthes, that I might have liked if properly prepared.

#39 odiedog52

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

Without wanting to spam and create a new thread, I just wanted to share with you all that our Editor in Chief Alan Kropf was just honored by Forbes as a "30 Under 30" in their Food and Wine category!

"These are the people who aren't waiting to reinvent the world. FORBES, leaning on the wisdom of its readers and the greatest minds in business, presents the 30 disrupters under 30, in each of 12 fields, making a difference right now."

Here is the quick list: http://www.forbes.co...30-12_food.html

And here is a longer introduction to the Food & Wine category and the process: http://www.forbes.co...r-30-food-wine/

If any of you get Forbes, Alan will be in the January 16 print issue!

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#40 Evan Camomile

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

Congrats! That's a great list to be on!

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#41 Absomphe

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

Congrats, indeed, Odie! :thumbup: :cheers:

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

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

Congratulations to Alan. You guys do good work and deserve the recognition. Cheers!
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#43 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

Good job all ! :clap:

#44 odiedog52

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

The newest WS post on the Mutineer Blog

So You Want to be an Absinthe Connoisseur Part 3: Tasting Events
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#45 Père Ubu

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Great info!! Kudos to the author!!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

I've never hosted an actual tasting event...but most of parties I go to accidentally turn into them. :laugh:

Very good info. I like the symple syrup droppers and Santasti suggestions. :thumbup:
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#47 Brian Robinson

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:05 AM

Long time in the making. Sorry it took so long. I fiddled with the idea of breaking it into two articles, but I thought that might just be weird.
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#48 Bushman

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

Gained some good info as a noobie!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

That's a nicely done piece.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for writing that, Brian. Very timely for me, as you know. I've already ordered a mixed 12 pack of Santasti for my little group. :cheers:

Since the tasting I will be holding is for absinthe virgins [If I may use the term in that manner. :devil:] I am also considering having them taste something [such as anisette or sambuca] that is more purely anise flavored at the end of the tasting (perhaps allowing for revisiting of the previously tasted absinthes for comparison) to illustrate how absinthe is much more than just "black licorice" flavor.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

I like that Idea Doc about the Sambuca and such.

When I speak with folks and they mention the black licorice thing, I mention absinthe is more of an anise based herbal liquor. I sort of stress the herb part more.

I suggest that the botanicals tone down what a lot of folks perceive as licorice. I feel it helps a little. <shrug>


The article was way nice. Thank you, Cheers!
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

Indeed. I typically describe it as an Alpine Meadow and leave the licorice out of it. They'll find it even without my prompting. I like the idea of giving them the comparison at the end so it doesn't deaden their taste buds and they can realize by comparison that absinthe is not just a fist-full of licorice to the mouth.
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

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You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#53 OMG_Bill

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:21 PM

Good point/idea. Thanks!
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.

#54 Ambear

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

Anytime someone brings up black licorice before tasting absinthe, I always go "Ehhh...it's almost more like a GREEN licorice flavor, if you can imagine that." :twitchsmile:
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

I am also considering having them taste something [such as anisette or sambuca] that is more purely anise flavored at the end of the tasting (perhaps allowing for revisiting of the previously tasted absinthes for comparison) to illustrate how absinthe is much more than just "black licorice" flavor.

That's a great idea. I might start doing that during my little soirees as well.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

I'm sure I'm way off base but I'm envisioning soirees with you include a polar bear and a large slice of blubber. ;) I freely admit, I don't know shit about Alaska.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

I was going to make a similar comment about penguins and seals. I suppose up in the Frozen North, good booze is a necessity in your "tank" just like antifreeze in your car's tank. :cheers:
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:48 PM

Thanks for writing that, Brian. Very timely for me, as you know. I've already ordered a mixed 12 pack of Santasti for my little group.

I wish I'd known about that before I did my event! As it was, I think the plain crackers did a good job though.

Since the tasting I will be holding is for absinthe virgins [If I may use the term in that manner. :devil:] I am also considering having them taste something [such as anisette or sambuca] that is more purely anise flavored at the end of the tasting (perhaps allowing for revisiting of the previously tasted absinthes for comparison) to illustrate how absinthe is much more than just "black licorice" flavor.

And again, I wish I had thought of that. I may have to get some sambuca for the next one!

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

I'm just happy to know that others find the idea of illustrating by example that absinthe isn't just licorice useful.
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane


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