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Green greetings, everyone, and Happy New Year! (That's green as in newbie, and green as in -- well, you know...)

 

My one and only New Year's resolution is to try absinthe. (Keep it simple, I say.) One of my final acts of the old year was to buy a couple of La Rochere Pontarlier glasses and an Oenophilia absinthe spoon on Amazon -- so, you see, I'm serious. :) One of my penultimate acts was to go through all 21 pages of the thread on Your Top Ten Commercial Absinthes. I wrote a little script to count the number of times each absinthe was mentioned and ranked them in that order; in case you're interested, the list, with caveats and qualifications, is posted here: http://badgerandblad...793#post4735793. I've also just taken Evan Camomile's very informative Crash Course.

 

As you can tell from the link, I came here from the traditional shaving community at Badger & Blade, and that is one of my interests, along with fountain pens and inks, and the classic word-processor XyWrite. I live and work in NYC.

 

That's about it for now. Glad to be here, and looking forward to my first sip of the magical green liquid. :cheerz:

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Thanks for the welcomes!

 

Another caveat re my list is that it's a dumb count that doesn't distinguish between positive, neutral, and negative mentions. Really it was a just a way for me to start to become familiar with the leading names, nothing more. Now I need to work my through the reviews here in order to decide what my first buys will be. All in good time.

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Thanks for all the encouragement. I'm suggestible and open to shout-outs, fersure.

PS: Just bought a bottle of Pacifique from DrinkUpNY! Why not? From the description it sounds like a great starting place. Plan to pick it up Sunday. My glasses should be here next week. Hooray! (Told ya I'm susceptible! :laugh: )

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Welcome!

I live and work in NYC.

Then you have easy access to a bar with the best selection of quality absinthes in the USA: Maison Premiere in Brooklyn. A low risk way to try a lot of different absinthes. Just make sure they let you decide whether or not to use a sugar cube, and how much chilled water to add.

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I've also just taken Evan Camomile's very informative Crash Course.

 

That one's painful...or maybe I've just taken a different crash course. :fork:

 

Hello and welcome! :cheers:

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Then you have easy access to a bar with the best selection of quality absinthes in the USA: Maison Premiere in Brooklyn. A low risk way to try a lot of different absinthes. Just make sure they let you decide whether or not to use a sugar cube, and how much chilled water to add.

Looks great! I lover oysters, too!

 

That one's painful...or maybe I've just taken a different crash course. :fork:

That sounds like the advanced course....

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Welcome! I'm glad my crash course is helping people.

I've also just taken Evan Camomile's very informative Crash Course.

That one's painful...or maybe I've just taken a different crash course. :fork:

:blush:

Thanks for all the encouragement. I'm suggestible and open to shout-outs, fersure.

PS: Just bought a bottle of Pacifique from DrinkUpNY! Why not? From the description it sounds like a great starting place. Plan to pick it up Sunday. My glasses should be here next week. Hooray! (Told ya I'm susceptible! :laugh: )

I think you'll enjoy it, cheers! :dev-cheers:

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... Maison Premiere in Brooklyn. A low risk way to try a lot of different absinthes. Just make sure they let you decide whether or not to use a sugar cube, and how much chilled water to add.

Won't they serve a beaker of chilled water on the side if requested, or does some cockamamie law forbid it?

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Welcome here. It sounds like you have just the right amount of persnickety tediousness that will suit you well in your tastings. Interesting crossover from a website for shaving enthusiasts! I happen to like old school shaving kit. I also happen to dislike shaving. Meh. And I had my heart set on a limited edition Mont Blanc that I missed out on :(

 

Anywho, enjoy your stay here.

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Persnickety Tediousness is my middle name! Thanks again for the welcomes.

 

And I had my heart set on a limited edition Mont Blanc that I missed out on :(

David Isaacson, of Vacumania fame, recently said he's about to put this gorgeous, newly-restored Hemingway on the market, asking something like $2,600. This may be your second chance!

 

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Welcome! :cheers:

 

Sounds like you've done your due diligence! Pacifique is a great one to start with.

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