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#1 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Alright, I am getting a couple weekends away from needing some Pacifique so the planner in me is screaming to replenish the stock before I open the cabinet and weep openly.

Will be ordering from Catskill since DUNY is out

So far we have had (we'll just skip crap)

Ridge Blanche - I love
Ridge Verte- I love
Pacifique- I really love
Leopold- We both love
Meadow of Love- Jury is out

Ok so available we have:

Vieux Pontarlier
La Clandestine
Jade NO
Duplais

Of those 4 which would you suggest to go along with the Pacifique?

#2 Derrick

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

The Jades are great but over-priced and I belive you'll enjoy the Duplais Verte just as well (IMO).
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

I haven't tried the Duplais out yet (just bought a bottle myself.) I haven't tried out the VP yet either. Both NO and CLB are good. The real problem I have is that Ridge Blanche is SO good, that I find myself a little underwhelmed with other blanches...the CLB isn't nearly as bold, but still good. I hope to always have a bottle of Jade in my home.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

Duplais Verte absolutely. I would never go without. That, Pacifique, and Ridge V are my top three.

After reading Ambear's comment, I'm thinking Ridge B will be my next purchase. LaC is good but Duplais Verte.. YUM! I also just ordered two bottles of Duplais Balance from absinthes.com.

Edited by crow, 09 March 2012 - 03:37 PM.

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#5 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Yeah I could live with Ridge Blanche forever, no real need in my eyes to explore the clear realm much deeper.

I guess I basically need to decide if I want to justify 110 bucks for the NO, the brightside is shipping will be free. :twitchsmile: :thumbup:

Duplais is getting lots of votes...interesting.

Pretty sure I can't go wrong with any of the three vertes.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:06 PM

Of those 4 which would you suggest to go along with the Pacifique?


None of the above. I think your present selection exceeds any of them, although for a quirky change of pace, I might pick the NO.

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#7 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

That's no fun though.

I want to get some Obsello and Vieux Carre but with DUNY out of Pacifique it ain't happening this go 'round.

#8 redwun

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

I suggest you pair the Pacifique with the VP. Just because of the flavor contrast between the two.
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#9 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

DUNY's out of Pacifique?

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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#10 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

Yeah, they are out of a bunch of stuff. :(

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

K&L is out of Pacifique as well, Z :3869-sadbanana:

#12 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Sad banana indeed.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

well take a 3 hr. trip north and i'll gladly share a glass

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'.


#14 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Where are you in TN? I might be in Nashville in early April.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

110 mi. east on I-40

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'.


#16 crow

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

That's no fun though.

I want to get some Obsello and Vieux Carre but with DUNY out of Pacifique it ain't happening this go 'round.


Oh yeah, Obsello. Just tried it recently for the first time and I'm really loving it.
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#17 billnchristy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

Christy just spent 60 bucks on bacon so maybe I will wait.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

I must say, I'm a fan of anything from Catskill Cellars. Julie stocks her shelves well.
While I'm tempted to promote my own swill, honestly I have to encourage you to try something you haven't tried before. Try the Duplais or CLB. Both are well crafted and very tasty. :cheers:

#19 billnchristy

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

Oh I still have your "swill" Joe and it will definitely be the next to be replenished.

We found Obsello locally!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Yeah I could live with Ridge Blanche forever, no real need in my eyes to explore the clear realm much deeper.


Here are 3 'must try' blanches:
Ridge, (you knew that already :twitchsmile: )
La Clandestine
and La Fontaine
Those are the ones I keep going back for repeat buys. The rest have been 'hey that was pretty good' one-timers so far.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

3 of 4 of my highest scored blanches. I love them all. Blanchette still gets me going. The perceptible star anise in La Maison Fontaine still causes me pause, personally, in spite of the score I gave it.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Blanchette still gets me going.

I concur.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Yep, I need to see some of the truly un-tinted stuff I have heard about.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

I must say, I'm a fan of anything from Catskill Cellars. Julie stocks her shelves well.
While I'm tempted to promote my own swill, honestly I have to encourage you to try something you haven't tried before. Try the Duplais or CLB. Both are well crafted and very tasty. :cheers:

Another out of stock place. Although with a mid March restocking notice. :)

Now the CLB will travel with nothing but a bunch of vertes for company.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:37 PM

Here are 3 'must try' blanches:
Ridge, (you knew that already :twitchsmile: )
La Clandestine...

Blanchette

That would be my feeling, too. :cheers:

#26 billnchristy

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

Noted!

Lots to try. Shame to only have one taste processing system on board with all these choices.


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