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#31 Absomphe

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Congrats! :cheers: 


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Well, I just received a bottle in the mail today, and am currently enjoying my first glass of the evening.  First impression: this is not PF 1901; I would not say the recipe is radically different, but it's not the same absinthe.  That said, I am enjoying it so far; I find it quite bracing and intensely herbal, like a more refined version of the old VdF.

 

Add to that, the green sealing wax did not turn to powder, and the cork did not crumble…I think we have a winner!!!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

Excellent news! You're making me want to try some again.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:49 AM

Regarding the potential change in either recipe or method, will this go for PF1910 as a whole, or just the bottling for the American market?



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:39 AM

First impression: this is not PF 1901

When was the last time you tried it? The reason I ask is because they implemented the 'solera' style system after the first few batches were bottled. If you had tried a bottle from the non-solera batch, it would more than likely be quite different from the newer bottlings. According to Ted, the recipes themselves were not changed for the U.S. market.
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#37 ripper911

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

This is great news, I'll have to order some now! I've been wanting to try the jades.

#38 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

I have a bottle from Europe (2013) and it is just so very good. I assume it is basically the same except that the U.S. bottles get an extra 50ml ;)



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

First impression: this is not PF 1901

When was the last time you tried it? The reason I ask is because they implemented the 'solera' style system after the first few batches were bottled. If you had tried a bottle from the non-solera batch, it would more than likely be quite different from the newer bottlings. According to Ted, the recipes themselves were not changed for the U.S. market.

 

Good question…I want to say the last bottle of PF 1901 I bought was no more than two years ago.  The bottle I currently have is the first I've purchased under the new JL 1901 label.  

 

The differences I have noticed are as follows:

 

1. Color: Every bottle of PF 1901 I ever bought was bright peridot green.  The current bottle is darker in color, with a more olive tone.

2. Aroma: The JL 1901 is very herbal and bracing.  It reminds me a little of the Roquette, though it does not have the medicinal character of that absinthe.

3. Flavor: More intense that what I recall from the PF 1901.  Again, it makes me think of VdF, although JL 1901 is more subtle and refined.

 

If Ted Breaux says the recipe is unchanged, I'm not sure what is going on.  Could the herbal ingredients have changed this much from year to year?


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#40 Joe Legate

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

Yes. 



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:02 PM

FYI for Colorado peeps.  Noticed in Longmont that PJs sells 1901.  Haven't noticed it anywhere else within the area.



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:32 PM

 

 

First impression: this is not PF 1901

When was the last time you tried it? The reason I ask is because they implemented the 'solera' style system after the first few batches were bottled. If you had tried a bottle from the non-solera batch, it would more than likely be quite different from the newer bottlings. According to Ted, the recipes themselves were not changed for the U.S. market.

 

Good question…I want to say the last bottle of PF 1901 I bought was no more than two years ago.  The bottle I currently have is the first I've purchased under the new JL 1901 label.  

 

The differences I have noticed are as follows:

 

1. Color: Every bottle of PF 1901 I ever bought was bright peridot green.  The current bottle is darker in color, with a more olive tone.

2. Aroma: The JL 1901 is very herbal and bracing.  It reminds me a little of the Roquette, though it does not have the medicinal character of that absinthe.

3. Flavor: More intense that what I recall from the PF 1901.  Again, it makes me think of VdF, although JL 1901 is more subtle and refined.

 

If Ted Breaux says the recipe is unchanged, I'm not sure what is going on.  Could the herbal ingredients have changed this much from year to year?

 

 

I was unimpressed with my first bottle of 1901. It was unremarkable given the reviews and reputation. I thought something may have been wrong with my bottle, so I ordered a second one.

 

The first bottle was a very beautiful emerald green but flat in taste. The second bottle was much darker, not as attractive but very complex tasting, very very good. 

 

I don't think any of the bottles of any type of Jade have had as much inconsistency in color and taste as those first two bottles of 1901. The bottles of 1901 I've had since have all tasted much better than that first bottle. I'm not sure why. 



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:23 PM

I've had several bottles of 1901 since I last posted in this thread...they've been pretty consistent in appearance, and all have been very good.

It remains my favorite, though I am drinking Edouard as I write this.
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:55 AM

I ordered a bottle of the Jade 1901 from the Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh, will be going over to Scotland for my brother's 60th birthday, so I pre-ordered a bottle just to be in the safe side for 11th March and not too bad a price £67.95, might get some samples too.  This will be my first proper absinthe and I can't wait.  Its out of stock at the moment there but they are restocking it next week.


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#45 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

Good choice!

(The only other brand I saw worth a purchase at that store would be the F. Guy.)



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:11 PM

I doubt you'll be disappointed.


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#47 Absomphe

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:31 PM

With the 1901, I agree.

 

But, just to be on the safe side, stay away from the Guy. ;)


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:41 PM

Well I got my bottle of Jade 1901 in Edinburgh at the Royal Mile Whiskey store in early March.  I'm enjoying the taste of it that much that I'm also still buying Spanish absenta to drink so I'm drinking less of my Jade.  A very robust taste, kind of chocolatey or carob, others have mentioned coriander, fennel.  1901 has a lovely louch, creamy looking colour and a nice aroma, my favourite so far and trying to use it wisely and sparingly.  £68 sterling in Edinburgh so about $99 Dollars in the US.

 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:19 AM

The royal mile. Been there twice myself. Lovely place.
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