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#1 the sloth

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:24 PM

I always had a interest in absinthe however due to living in
Canada I was under the impression it was still banned.  That changed three weeks ago when I
visited our government liquor store and saw Hill Absinthe.  That caught my eye because I thought
absinthe was banned.  I decided to
do some research and found WS. 
This site was extremely helpful in finding out that it was not banned.  More importantly explaining the myths
behind absinthe and after reading abstracts from some of the scientific
community I decided it was a product I wanted to try.

After doing that research I decided I wanted to try Absinthe
but did not want to try the Hill brand after reading all the reviews on WS and
other sites.  However it is the
only brand the government liquor stores sell here. 

That led me to Taboo absinthe.  I contacted them and found out I could have them ship me a
bottle.  The problem was I did not
want to buy three bottles before trying the product to see if I even liked
absinthe nor did I want to pay $28 in shipping.

However the SK government recently allowed a select few
private liquor stores in my province. 
This is very new and there is only 1 in the city I live in.  However it is close to where I live so
I checked it out.  I was surprised
to see that they carried Taboo and La Fee Absinthe Parisienne.  After reading the reviews I decided
that Taboo was the way to go.  The
scores gave it about a B + on most sites which I figured was a great place to
start and was the best out of the two options I can select from locally. 

I bought a bottle of Taboo and made my first drink with just
ice cold water and a bit of fresh lime juice.  I loved it.  
So now I am off to do some more research and find out what other brands
I can bring into my home province, as I will be traveling to the U.S. over the

#2 Joe Legate

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:36 AM

Welcome to the Forum!  I enjoyed Taboo and found the fruit base very interesting.  Given your choices, I think you chose very well.  :cheers:

#3 Absomphe


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:35 AM

Greetings! :cheers: 

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

You got a problem with that?

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:45 AM


"Reality is a crutch for people who can't enjoy absinthe."

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:

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#6 Evan Camomile

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:09 AM


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

Hi and welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:14 PM


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'.

#9 Bob Tessier

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:46 AM

Greetings fellow Riders fan. Welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:10 AM


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

Sooooo glad you didn't buy Hills. Welcome!

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#12 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:27 AM


If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:50 AM

Welcome and cheers to the sloth! :cheers:
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

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