Hello, time for me to de-lurk.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:09 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'.
Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:42 PM
Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on
an absinthe a beer bender.
You got a problem with that?
Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:22 PM
Welcome to the WS!
Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:41 AM
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!
Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:44 AM
Welcome. I'm sure a follow-up post with how the Jade compares to your fauxsinthe experiences with be a nice read
Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:05 AM
Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:41 AM
Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:45 AM
Welcome to the forum Tom!
Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:51 AM
So, as I type this, I have a glass of PF1901 sitting beside me ready to be drunk. This will be my first taste ot "real" Absinthe. Lets have a taste!
Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:57 AM
OH MY GOD! that is nothing like what i've had before... so much deeper, and more complex. it feels very different in my mouth, I don't know how to describe it well but I'm sure people know what i'm talking about. Just wow! *takes another sip* Now i think i can begin to understand all the hype about good Absinthe, and why you look so poorly on the bad stuff. Thank you wormwoodsociety. Cheers to you all
Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:13 AM
Glad you enjoy the 1901, and welcome!
Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:09 PM
I'm late to the party but welcome here! I enjoyed reading your reaction to the 1901. It really is eye-opening when you first move up from either poor or mediocre absinthe and suddenly understand what all the excitement is about. You picked a great one for your first "real" experience. You're hooked now, there's no turning back.
"A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?" -- (attributed to Oscar Wilde)
Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:56 PM
OH MY GOD! that is nothing like what i've had before...
There we go!
Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:58 AM
Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:49 PM
Welcome! Well done on choosing the PF1901, its a fantastic absinthe.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:11 AM
Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:00 PM
Thanks for the advice, I think that following some experimentation sugar is unneeded. I'm not sure I can wait a month :P maybe I should have bought two bottles!
Also thank you all for all your welcomes! Nice to know your such an active and welcoming group of people.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:37 PM
I was in the similar boat as you not long ago, I started with bad then moved on to couple of mid range absinthes then went on to try all the Jades - 1901, Eduoard, VS 1898 and New Orleans. When you start at the top though..the disadvantage is this is your benchmark and most others will fall short of it!
My advice would be to try a few ultra premiums to compare and contrast. Absinthe in a bottle is a very dynamic drink and ones palate can vary as the drink complexity can also vary across bottle stages. If the first taste is good, then further sitting will make the next taste even better with time, to an extent of course. Then you try other varieties and your palate changes with that!
In order to compare with the Jades I would suggest some of the lines from Claude Alain Bugnon - Butterfly, Angelique, Sade. Then on to Pernot range of Roquette 1797, Berthe De Joux, Authentique. These are usually available now but can dissapear anytime I guess. (Well I missed out on Sauvage) If you are patient then you can really reap the rewards of different flavours coming through varying bottle stages.
I havent really had a lot of experience with the US absinthes, apart from Walton Waters which I really enjoyed but its of a different class to the top French or Swiss. This is one which is set apart from the more 'traditional style' lines I listed - its more a blend of nouveau flavours with traditional methods which I really enjoy as something different, like La Grenuoille!
Then theres Blanches and Bleues!! But thats another story I guess..
Nonetheless welcome to the new adventure.
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