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History of absinthe by Ted Breaux

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#1 Songcatcher


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

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'.

#2 greytail


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

Cool. Have not seen this one yet. Thanks. This should be required viewing before being allowed to post here.
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#3 TheLoucheyMonster!


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Very nice find! :thumbup:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Good stuff SC thanks for sharing! :)
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

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Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

Funny thing is that since 2004 I have been reading, seeing and hearing Ted talk as well as others about basically the same stuff with some new developments thrown in along the journey. I still enjoyed it. Fun listening to others talk when they are passionate about something.

Edited by greytail, 07 January 2013 - 03:25 AM.

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#6 Absomphe


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:47 AM


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

You got a problem with that?

#7 redwun


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Pretty cool!
You Know there ain't no Devil that's just God when he's drunk"...Tom Waits

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Very informative and entertaining! Thanks for posting.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Very nice. I enjoy good resources like this which I can easily share with people. A very approachable talk.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Ted offers a wealth of information and is very enthusiastic. I really enjoy listening to him.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:59 AM

I quite like his enthusiasm. All of my friends think I'm a little nuts for my enthusiasm for this stuff, so it is good to know I'm not alone out there.
I think it is nice to see someone addressing the public's questions like he did near the end.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:49 AM

I watched this some time ago, found it on youtube after seeing a small article on Jade Liquers. Was under the impression before joing WS that most had seen it?

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

Nice summary of most things that's worth knowing about absinthe. :like:

Top five brands so far:
Jade (PF) 1901 - this is a winner but also quite an expensive brand (It can be well diluted though). Top of the range and a top notch absinthe. | Grön Opal - Swedens most excellent premium absinthe. | Vit Opal - a truly excellent blanche from the same distiller as Grön Opal. | Libertine 72 - for the low price and because it can also be diluted really well this has become the one that I buy again and again.Duplais Balance - very tasty indeed and for quite some time my favourite (before Libertine).

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 10:04 PM

Found this thread-- got around to watching it. Very informative for a novice like me.


TY for posting & glad the link is still functional.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 05:42 AM

Right?  Finding functional links around here is like doing an Easter Egg hunt  ;)


Anyone know how many bottles of Lucid to a case?  Made me think of this thread, when Ted said (in the video) that in 2008 they shipped 50,000 cases of Lucid.  Seems like that's a pretty healthy figure, not sure what it looks like these days, though.

Edited by belewfripp, 11 April 2016 - 05:46 AM.

"In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not subversive."   - Bill Watterson

#16 fingerpickinblue


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:05 AM

In the trade cases are usually considered to be 9 liters. So if the bottles are 750 ml, the count would be 12. If they are 1.5 L, the count would be 6. 375 ml packs should be 24, but frequently they are fewer in number. However, in industry talk, when you hear of number of cases shipped, it is usually expressed in 9 liter cases.

I'd be surprised if Lucid shipments are anywhere near that number today. Now it's more competitive, and in 2008, they were filling the pipeline. Today it would just be replacement business.

Regarding functional links, that's one of the reasons why I have recommended that when linking to a text source, that the poster copy and paste the text, as well as providing a link, just in case the link becomes non-functional.
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:53 PM

Three out of five of my TB bottles recently became empties. They will be missed. A classy gent and a top notch operation, all the way.
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