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Typical clown. The article (to be so short) is spot on. The video came from Simon Ford and Liquor.com Who is Simon Ford? International ambassador for Plymouth Gin and brand director for trade outreach and brand education at Pernod Ricard USA Ya think he's going to hunt down a bottle of Marteau? :laugh:

 

Don't shoot the messenger especially when the messenger did a fairly "OK" job.

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Simon is a good guy. I have met him several times, and he's a straight shooter, and pretty educated on most things booze.

 

However, as Joe pointed out, he's a (well-paid) shill for PR-USA. It's sorta the definition of his job to pitch Pernod.

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Nice, too bad they didn't use absinthe. Absinthe can be very tasty, unlike that thing Pernod makes nowadays.

In fairness, modern Pernod is absinthe; it simply isn't very good absinthe.

 

As far as the video goes, it does the job of illustrating the ritual well enough, although the only real reason for having him measure a dose of absinthe in a metal jigger, given that the dose is already measured by virtue of the reservoir glass, is to use that camera angle in order to be flashy. Instead, it just makes him look like an amateur, which isn't a good impression to give when you're trying to sell something.

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They mentioned you won't hallucinate, that absinthe is available in the US, and there was no fire. I'd call that article a success. :cheers:

 

I was also under the impression that Pernod now makes an absinthe (albeit crappy) along with their pastis. What was in the video was their absinthe.

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Ya think he's going to hunt down a bottle of Marteau? :laugh:

 

Why not?

 

Plenty of people on this forum have done that simply out of love for fine absinthe. B)

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Silly clown. Now, you're quibbling.

In a similar circumstance:

I would grab a bottle of Ridge.

G~ would grab a bottle of Marteau.

Simon has to grab the Pernod. It's reasonable and understandable.

 

You are just being pissy because I deflated your Huff prick. :wave2:

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Not the point.

I'm not going to defend Simon Ford or Pernod.

I will (however) tease the clown every chance i get and expect nothing less from him.

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I was disappointed in seeing Pernod join the porkchop club. Blinded by greed is my only guess.

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I deflated your Huff prick. :wave2:

 

That's fine with me.

 

Arianna's not quite my type, anyway. :laugh:

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Yep, right about here. ;)

 

Next it will tumble on down to "Why doesn't anyone do mini bottles of absinthe?"

 

That's where the producers get to share their opinions again.

 

It may be just my opinion and nobody asked for it, but wouldn't filling, capping and labeling mini bottles be a terrible way to spend the day? Now the short discussion can begin............or not. :devil:

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I'm getting $30 absinthe deja vu.

 

 

Zzz...zzzzzzzzzzz...

 

 

Sorry, I fell asleep there, buddy.

 

Did you say something? :laugh:

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