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#1 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi everyone, we are Bill and Christy (shocking discovery eh?) and we live in NE metro Atlanta.

I got the urge to try absinthe a couple months ago, not sure exactly why it hit then but it did. I talked to Christy about it and she was scared because of all the silliness surrounding it but I told her it was all BS.

Anyways, I was dumb and didn't make a list the first time I went to the liquor store and ended up with a bottle of Grande Absente. :angry2:

Somehow we decided we still wanted to try and bought a bottle of Kübler next. :mellow:

Mucho better.

As if by instinct I had to perform the other Noob act of freezing the last 3rd of the bottle and we were met with gooey crystals of mouth numbing yuck.

After 2 strikes (on me) we moved up to Leopold Bros. and are on our 2nd bottle.

Tomorrow a bottle of Pacifique and Ridge blanche (wanted to try another clear one) will be here and I will be ordering some Meadow of Love and Ridge verte with the tax return.

This experience has been great, Christy doesn't drink much but loves :cheers: and our weekend evenings have been quite pleasant. We can't wait to try other good brands.

I think it's great that so many distillers are represented here too, very cool!

#2 Hedonmonkey

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

:cheers:

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#3 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

Welcome!

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

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#4 Ambear

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hello and welcome! :cheers:
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#5 Songcatcher

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Howdy do :wave2:

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#6 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

We were met with gooey crystals of mouth numbing yuck.


Somehow, I have to work that phrase into a conversation today. :tongue:

Hi and welcome! :cheers:

#7 sardonix

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

Sounds like a Hill's Jello shot.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

Greetings! :cheers:
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#9 Joe Legate

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

Welcome to the Forum! :cheers:

#10 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Welcome to the Forum! :cheers:


Thanks! Looking forward to trying your product. :)

#11 Absomphe

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

Greetings! :cheers:

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

You got a problem with that?


#12 LeRoy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

Welcome!

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#13 jcbphd

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

Welcome. :wave2: Your names make me want to sing Uptown Girl. :mbanana:
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#14 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

Well...now me too.

Is that one of your mind tricks? :twitchsmile:

#15 Brian Robinson

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

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#16 Evan Camomile

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

Welcome! It seems that you are well on the right track! :cheers:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Is that one of your mind tricks? :twitchsmile:


Wouldn't you like to know? (That's another trick--answering a question with another question.) ;)
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

#18 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

Is that one of your mind tricks? :twitchsmile:


Wouldn't you like to know? (That's another trick--answering a question with another question.) ;)


So is your degree a BA or BS? :laugh:

#19 OMG_Bill

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

Hi and welcome to the WS. :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.

#20 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

I've enjoyed the manatee since I started lurking.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

So is your degree a BA or BS? :laugh:


I've got Bull Shit, More Shit, and Piled Higher and Deeper. When my younger cousins would ask what grade I was in, their eyes would get so wide when I'd reply...21st. :twitchsmile:
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

#22 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

Hehe

:cheers:

I finished 18th recently. My GI Bill is about used up so I guess I will stop.

#23 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

Welcome to the forum. :cheers:
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#24 Bushman

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Welcome :cheers:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

Welcome :cheers:

#26 Père Ubu

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Welcome to the forum. :cheers: I see you have learned a lot already.

I second your comments on the resident marine mammal, he is a true gentleman. WSers have proven unbelievably kind, quite informative, and most of all, extremely patient with this noob.

#27 billnchristy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

I'm a quick (obsessive) study.

With a sturdy tax return I fear the cubbards shall overfloweth soon.

#28 Julie Legate

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Welcome! :cheers:
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#29 baubel

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

Howdy Podner. :cheers:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:37 AM

Greetings and welcome! The Meadow of Love, Ridge, and Pacifique will definitely make your day. Enjoy! :cheers:
If we make it, we can sit back and relax...


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