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#1 Carefree T

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

Hello, absintheurs! I've been interested in absinthe since U.S. legalization but never had financial liberty to explore it until now. My first experience was in Spain in 2008, so needless to say it was not exactly an absinthe experience (neon stuff that tastes like flaming licorice sold at beach shops in Torremolinos). My first bottle was Leopold Bros. (gotta support the local talent) and it was fantastic, but I learned that you can't really tell what's going on in there until you have other absinthes to compare; I learned that upon delivery of a sampler trio of La Clandestine, Artemisia and Butterfly. Trying them in serial allowed me to see way past the anise that I was kind of stuck on with Leopold's. I then went back to the store to see what to try besides Leopold Bros. and saw Trinity, Kübler, St. George and Lucid. I was kind of thinking Lucid should be tried at some point as a beginner, and Kübler is at least worth trying for anyone, but my curiosity and Coloradoism had me grabbing the Trinity, which is quite different but I like. Lets me, again, further grasp the different flavors by having something different to compare.

Anyway, it's a fun ride, and a process not new to me, as I've got a relatively good collection of fine cigars, but it's not the same obviously.

I've always used the Wormwood Society as my guide to the real stuff and the history of it all (I love history), so I'm happy to finally join!

#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

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#3 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:06 PM

Hi and welcome! :cheers:



#4 Cajun Magic

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

Welcome and cheers Carefree T! :cheers: glad to have another Cigar Aficionado on board. B)
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

#5 Georges Meliès

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:18 PM

Welcome! And abisinthe is indeed a fun ride.

 

I lived in Boulder in the 70s and I miss Colorado terribly, but moving back just isn't in the cards at this point in my life.............. Beautiful state.



#6 Songcatcher

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:17 PM

:drunk: :euro:  :wave2:  :3872-DrunkBanana:


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and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#7 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:23 PM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:


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#8 Absomphe

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:37 AM

Greetings! :cheers: 


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#9 Joe Legate

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:34 AM

Welcome to the Forum!



#10 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:10 AM

Welcome, fellow Denverite :)

 

Leopolds is just spectacular. I agree that both Lucid and Kübler should be tried at some point if only for "research" purposes. Around Christmas, you can get a bottle of Lucid with a rather nice (plastic) dripper that works very, very well. Gosh though - sounds like you've had some real good stuff before this.



#11 Evan Camomile

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:31 AM

Welcome! I bounce around Colorado quite a bit but Fort Collins is my hometown. Always nice to see someone from the state drop in and say hello.


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#12 Derrick

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

Welcome!


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#13 Ambear

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:04 AM

Hello and welcome!


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#14 Grim

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

You can also hit up Stephen Gould (and Reynolds Tackaberry before he leaves for another gig) at Golden Moon Distillery in Golden, CO and try their absinthe. There's a load of great distilleries/distillers in the State if you feel like expanding beyond absinthe.

 

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#15 Grim

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

(I'd highly recommend this year's Peach Street Distillers Oak-Aged Peach Brandy.)


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#16 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Welcome!
I also second trying the Peach Street Distillers Oak-Aged Peach Brandy.

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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#17 Brian Robinson

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

Agreed. Really really good stuff.
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
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#18 Carefree T

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

Thanks for all the welcomes and suggestions! I'ma hafta hunt down some of this brandy...good to hear from a few other locals :)


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