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For sale: absinthe business in Belize

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Sure.

 

I don't see anything about stills or distillation equipment.

Makes you wonder about what you are really drinking when you travel

More" tourist absinthe" to be wary of.

 

 

 

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Picasso Spirits' manufacturing and distribution of wine, fine liqueurs,

and absinthe is a true Belizean business comprised of locally available

resources, yet the business has a Product Mix to satisfy the most

discerning of Patrons and Wholesale clients of fine spirits the

world-over. A number of the products are routinely taken back to the

United States (particularly the absinthe, which is having a resurgence

after being banned in the USA for most of the last 100 years!). Always

historically popular with the French, Italian and Dutch artists (such as

Pablo Picasso,Toulouse-Lautrec,... 'did Vincent Van Gogh really cut his

ear off from absinthe drinking?). Regardless, the trendy and

best-seller "Green Fairy" absinthe, the "Red Devil" absinthe ('made with

local hibiscus flowers), Limoncello (from local lemons off north

Ambergris Caye), Island Cointreau and Island Grand Marnier (from sour

oranges, 'just as the real brands are made in France), Island Sambuca

(with stars of anise from the local Chinese markets), Hot Damn---the

cinnamon liqueur boasting locally grown habanero peppers, Sea grape wine

sangrias,.... and of course Island Kahlua, made with local rums and

coffee. There is more than enough rice here in Belize.... for Sake as

well, of course! Specialty items like Island Amaretto and Peppermint

Schnapps are holiday seasonal favorites to die for!

 

fromhttps://www.facebook.com/GreenFairyBelize

http://www.businessesforsale.com/Picasso-Spirits-Beverages-Business-With-Or-Without-Real-Estate-For-Sale.aspx

 

https://www.facebook.com/PicassoSpirits

https://www.facebook.com/GreenFairyBelize

 

 

Update: the brand is now under new management and intends to rebrand. This thread refers to the previous management and should not be construed as evidence of the business strategy for the new owners

 

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I love that area and Belize in general, they have great deals for US citizens wanting to retire and relocate but after reading the add I have to concur with your concerns.

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Sure.

 

I don't see anything about stills or distillation equipment.

Makes you wonder about what you are really drinking when you travel

More" tourist absinthe" to be wary of.

 

Looks more like more tourist everything to be wary of. Can't say I know any particulars about Belize. Anyone know if they have any intellectual property laws?

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That's it! I'm moving to Belize and starting a new distillery. Soon, we will be producing Pacifique, Marteau, Jade, Leopold and pre-ban Pernod (and any other absinthe you desire) of any vintage you desire. Expect our pre-Napoleon Cognacs to be ready in a couple of weeks. Just send me an email with your rare liquor wishes to: Popcorn_Françoise@wecheatemandhow.com :cheerz:

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Good news/Bad news.

 

The good news is, I'm happy to announce that the brand has been bought. The new owners have joined the forums!

 

The bad news is that they joined basically to threaten us to take down this thread by accusing us of defamation.

 

Not sure how wise of a business strategy it is to alienate the largest absinthe community in the world when you're trying the relaunch an absinthe, but I guess they must have a plan.

 

Anywho, this post serves as an update to let the public know that the new ownership intends to rebrand and become profitable.

 

Mazel Tov!

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The bad news is that they joined basically to threaten us to take down this thread by accusing us of defamation.

 

Well to be fair, they asked nicely first, but then decided to get all tough and threatened to lawyer up when we said "Hey, welcome! We won't be taking down that thread, but why don't you go post in it and let folks know what's up?"

 

Considering they apparently inherited the brand from someone with little knowledge and less sense and who smeared their ignorance all over the interwebs, I'd like to give the new guys a chance to get their hackles back down and maybe have a productive discussion about where they're going with this.

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Always happy to give newbies a chance. I (maybe incorrectly) assumed the report that he sent in was the first communique from him. In it, he mentioned that this thread was defamatory. My apologies if that was not the case.

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Well in the U.S. at least, they would have to prove malicious intent along with our statements being untrue. Since we commented on the marketing of the brand, that would be hard to do. Their marketing was what it was, and our opinions don't matter in a legal sense. Opinions are not subject to factual analysis, not even in a courtroom. Since we are commenting on their marketing our comments are also not untrue. They have zero ground.

 

Sticking the word "Island" in front of brand names is not enough for them to legally distance themselves. Maybe we should ask Group Remy Cointreau and Pernod Ricard what they think of their IP being used like this? I doubt this small distillery has purchased licensing from either company, let alone both.

 

Honestly there's no need for us to lawyer up when big brands have General Counsel on staff. If these new owners get nasty let's just tip off GRC and PR.

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I don't think it will be an issue. I think they understand we were bashing the previous owners. Hell, if they're dedicated to making real, authentic absinthe, I know everyone here would enthusiastically applaud their efforts. I dunno. Maybe it was a cultural thing. They felt slighted and couldn't poke us in the nose. ;)

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Evan Camomile, on 25 Feb 2014 - 17:40, said:

 

Sticking the word "Island" in front of brand names is not enough for them to legally distance themselves. Maybe we should ask Group Remy Cointreau and Pernod Ricard what they think of their IP being used like this? I doubt this small distillery has purchased licensing from either company, let alone both.

 

 

On their new website, they no longer use the Cointreau and Kahlua suffixes.

Edited by Alan Moss

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