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#1 Red RaveN

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:55 AM

Hello!

I am quite new to Absinthe, got greedy and suddenly a wild Roquette 1797 appeared in my possession! Since I understand that this is some quality liquid, I am thinking of storing it in my cellar and forgetting about it for a few years.

Would I gain anything by doing this? Does Absinthe improve over time like, say, wine does?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:32 AM

Most of us agree, properly stored absinthe is usually a wonderful thing. Put a few bottles back for your great-grand kids' college fund or as a grand excuse to repeatedly toast your memory.

You're off to a great start. Now, can I ask you to venture over to the Newcomers Introduction area and start a new thread so we can welcome you to the Wormwood Society? :cheers:

#3 Phoenix

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:44 AM

Also, store it upright so the absinthe isn't in constant contact with the cork.
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#4 Père Ubu

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:40 AM

What the Mountain Thespian, and the Resting Dog said.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:00 AM

What the Mountain Thespian, Resting Dog, and Dashboard/Steering Wheel said.

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

You got a problem with that?


#6 Père Ubu

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:12 AM

That is MOMO steering wheel to you. :)

Too bad the nice Italian steering wheel is attached to a loose nut, that has no clue on how to use it properly. :laugh:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:13 AM

from my experience, 1797 ages out very nicely after 2 years or more. The complexity remains but is considerably smoothed out. Well worth the wait. Now you have to get some Pacifique to tide you over in the meantime....
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

Yes, yes, store the Roquette, then drink Pacifique for a coupla years until it's ready. It would really be the proper thing to do.
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#9 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:04 PM

If you are not sure about aging a bottle and you ever find a dusty one, like, for example, a vintage one, I am ready to take the fall.

No, no, don't thank me :)

(Side note : some think that wine alcohol based absinthe ages better)
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#10 Absomphe

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:54 PM

(Side note : some think that wine alcohol based absinthe ages better)


It's been my experience that some do, and some definitely don't.

In the cases of the ones that don't, the wine base seems to end up somewhat dominating the beast.

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

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#11 Red RaveN

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:56 AM

from my experience, 1797 ages out very nicely after 2 years or more. The complexity remains but is considerably smoothed out. Well worth the wait. Now you have to get some Pacifique to tide you over in the meantime....


Excellent, so off to the dungeon it is! Now only to explain to the dragon (grandma) why I am storing a bottle of expensive alcohol.. I'm not sure I can get any Pacifique around here, however St. Antoine is available nearby.. So I'll probably start there:)

Thanks for all the replies!
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#12 The Standard Deviant

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:59 AM

Saint Antoine definitely recommended, and well, almost local for you!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

Makes me want to buy another bottle of 1797 and store it in my liquor oubliette.

#14 SethP

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:27 AM

[...] Put a few bottles back for your great-grand kids' college fund [...]

You expect "them" to ban absinthe all over again?

If that happens I'll probably go :dead: .

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Libertine 72 - for the low price and because it can be diluted really well | Jade (PF) 1901 - this is a winner but also quite an expensive brand (can also be well diluted though) | Duplais Balance - very tasty indeed and for quite a time my favourite | Mansinthe - which I find a little bit more "spicy" than others, but with no downsides | Valkyria - perhaps a tad too much star anise, but.. because I'm Swedish ;-)


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

(Side note : some think that wine alcohol based absinthe ages better)


It's been my experience that some do, and some definitely don't.


Hi Absomphe,

I would be interested to hear if you wouldn't mind elaborating on your experience with this a bit - what Absinthe did not age well for you, how many years did you keep it, etc. Thanks!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

Bear in mind, Absomphe's first taste of PF 1901 was in 1901.
It's not that I disagree with him. It just bothers me when I agree with him. ;)


Here is a recent thread you might find interesting.

#17 Absomphe

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

Hi Absomphe,

I would be interested to hear if you wouldn't mind elaborating on your experience with this a bit - what Absinthe did not age well for you, how many years did you keep it, etc. Thanks!


I'm not in the habit of storing absinthe or beer for very long, but my experiences in that regard with Belle Amie, Montmartre, and the Jade Edouard and Verte Suisse Distiller's Proofs were less than stellar. As to the details of why, it's been too long to remember.

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

You got a problem with that?


#18 Kjetil Kverndokken

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

Considering the expense of just getting high quality absinthe to Norway... it goes both ways... It is a wise thing to save them, but its also the want to taste it after the wait and expense...

Is it best to actually let some air into the bottle before storing?
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