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#31 greytail

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:47 AM

I am about 90 minutes west of Orlando, so a trip out there isn't out of the question! I will definitely save that link, and if I find myself in Orlando, I will give them a visit.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

will do, thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

almost bought this tonight... I've really only had Lucid, and a sample of Mythe (which was not good at all, to me). thoughts?Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374729556.033341.jpg   91.68KB   15 downloads

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#34 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Do a search on "train wreck" and you'll find plenty of thoughts (or thoughtlessness). Just kidding... someone way less worn out than I will give you an opinion. :cheers:


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#35 Ambear

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

I know...I feel like it's a trap. ;)

Did you check out the reviews? There's a bunch of them. http://wormwoodsocie...eure-us-release
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#36 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

Some recent thoughst on Kübler click on this thread>

http://wormwoodsocie...-at-bevmo-good/

 

Some thoughts about thoughts, or thinking thoughts, or how to express your thoughts, or thinking thoughts about thinking thoughts of people who think thoughts  or people who may or may not be thinking thoughts about Kübler

, click here  (don't do it)

http://wormwoodsocie...ouchable-snobs/

 

 

Actually, your best  bet  is to read the reviews,   the link  that Amber posted. :twitchsmile:



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:02 AM

I've had two bottles and have enjoyed them both.

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'.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

oops, I didn't mean to open (or re-open) a can of worms, so to speak. as I said, I'm new to forums in general and I now know I should've looked around a little more before I asked. thank you all for the links; they were very helpful. I will now read the reviews Ambear linked to.

 

:-)

 

udate: the reviews were better than I expected. I realize most of them are from a long while ago, but still not as bad as I thought they'd be.


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#39 Evan Camomile

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

Not my favorite but some appreciate its simplicity. I think I have a review up which sums up any more details that I have about it.

 

Along with Lucid it is one of the more readily available absinthes in the U.S. so at some point trying it becomes inevitable.

 

I never got the chance to make a Suissesse Cocktail with it but I imagine it would do well in cocktails that require a more subtle absinthe.


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#40 Brian Robinson

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

It's fine. Not great, but perfectly serviceable. The only issue is that some batches seem to come off rather tailsy. Most normal drinkers won't really notice it that much. I don't drink Kubler on its own anymore, but I still use it quite a bit in more delicate cocktails that call for cleaner anise type flavors.

@Evan, it works REALLY well in a Suissesse.
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#41 preston

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

thanks guys. @Brian - tailsy.. is that some sort of unwanted flavor/aftertaste?

 

also, my main reasons for wanting to try it are: (1) it's available literally right down the street, and (2) I am so new to absinthe that I want to try several brands and flavors, so I can get a better understanding of what is good and what is not so good.

 

(I can work my way up to the top shelf!)

 

I now have a friend who is willing to split the bottle with me, so at half price, I might just do it. I mean, why not?


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#42 Georges Meliès

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

Why not indeed? It is definitely helpful to experience the not-so-great as well as the truly-great, and also as the merely very good. Variety is the spice, and all that.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:44 AM

You know what they say; A bottle in the hand beats two in the bush.

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'.


#44 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Kübler isn't as expensive as most others either - you get more than 750ml of absinthe for an economical price. I don't regret picking up the one bottle I've had for these reasons and I feel it's good to "know" something as prevalent as a Kübler or Lucid so that you have an informed opinion on something that is so very available (and can compare to other brands, down the road).


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

pj, read this and especially pay attention to the "Aroma" and "Finish" sections where they talk about tails. It just occurred to me we didn't address tails in the "Flavor And Mouthfeel" section. We should have and that's an oversight. We'll need to address that.

 

If someone wants to get a thread going on the subject of tails, probably in the General Absinthe Discussion section, I'd be happy to chime in. It was going to be included if I had ever done the on-line evaluation series, but so for that hasn't happened.

 

Maybe a good title for the thread would be Gotten any tails lately?


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

thank you! now I know what tails are! and, if I could be so bold, I do believe this (among other things) is what was so off-putting about the "Mythe" brand. I could be wrong, obviously.


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#47 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

I found this interesting and easy to understand article about heads, hearts and tails.

 

http://www.diffordsg...1-05-31/page-8/



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:04 PM

Welcome to the forum, prestonjay.


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#49 preston

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

I found this interesting and easy to understand article about heads, hearts and tails.

http://www.diffordsg...1-05-31/page-8/


thanks. I never really knew about the distilling process. at least not that much, anyway!

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#50 darkvader75

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

In my hunting for Scotch I found many stores that would order anything I could find in the "tax" book.  Michigan is abit weird as we have a bunch of prohibition era laws on the books still because Detroit was a major illegal importer of Canadian Whiskey at the time.  I just placed an order at astor wines in NY.  They list what states they can ship to.

 

Welcome :-),  BTW I ordered a St. George Vert from California as I too was interested in a couple US editions and 2 from Delaware.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:29 AM

You came to the right place, Welcome aboard!


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#52 preston

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

thanks guys! I am gathering knowledge and information and will apply it to my next purchase. cheers!Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374900049.287711.jpg   193.78KB   14 downloads

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#53 preston

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

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#54 Jack Griffin

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:23 AM

Hi Preston!  Nice to bump into you here!



#55 preston

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

hello Scott! I'm here because of you.. your fb group always mentions WS and their reviews, which led me to stumble into the forum, just to see if it was active. I am pleasantly surprised to find this great resource and community. so thanks! :-)

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#56 Jack Griffin

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

I would never have found the wonderful world of absinthe, and its great people, had I not also stumbled onto this place.  

So when are you coming over for a glass or two?  :drunk:



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

hopefully one day our paths will cross!


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

short list for my second-ever bottle of absinthe, as of right now, is: a. Ridge Verte b. Vieux Carre c. St. George it seems St. George is a "wildcard" as far as taste goes, but it sounds interesting.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

guess what time it is! Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1376090281.153419.jpg   138.43KB   4 downloads

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#60 OMG_Bill

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

6:18?
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.


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