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#1 Cognaco

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

Just looking to get some vis on the best kit to buy WRT absinthe prep, and forums are always full of info. Haven't had too much of a look around yet, but this doesn't seem to be the grumpy sort of forum where senior members just tell you to read old threads every time you ask a question, so that's always a positive sign.

 

I got in to absinthe almost 10 years ago when I bought a bottle of King of Spirits in Prague, for which I'm sure I paid too much. But I live in Ontario, Canada, and we are largely rather Soviet when it comes to liquor sales, and as such proper Absinthe doesn't really seem to exist here.

 

Regardless, I enjoyed the bottle of King of Spirits, which as I read about it these days seems to be a relatively low-grade Absinthe. So I'm very excited to dig in to a bottle of Jade Nouveau-Orleans I have coming to me via a friend passing through Chicago. Seems like I got the last bottle in the state, according to the manager at Binny's.

 

Anyway, here's hoping peoples pictures start loading for me post-intro thread!

 

 



#2 Derrick

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

Welcome to the forum!  


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

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

Welcome, Cognaco. :cheers:

 

King of Spirits, which as I read about it these days seems to be a relatively low-grade Absinthe

 

King of Spirits isn't even low-grade absinthe; it's not absinthe at all.   The Jade, however, is a huge leap in the right direction.


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#4 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

Welcome!

 

(and yeah - King of Spirits should be called "King of Sh!t")   :puke:

 

If you thought that was good I'm sure the Jade will knock your socks off!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Ya know, if you would take the time to read earlier posts about ...

 

Nah, I can't go on with that. ;)   Relax, read, have a glass of absinthe and a good time.  Welcome to the Forum.



#6 Cognaco

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

Well as far as a herbal bitter goes, it fared well alongside other anice digestives like Bosco and cheap ouzo. Having no reference to true Absinthe, I just assumed all Absinthe was another form of anice bitter. I'm very excited for my bottle of Jade!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

True absinthe isn't really very bitter at all, it's actually quite smooth.  Also, it's more of an aperitif than a digestif and intended to be drunk at very mild dilution, between 3:1 and 5:1.


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#8 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

Hi and welcome! :cheers:



#9 Absomphe

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Greetings! :cheers: 


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

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#10 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:13 PM

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:55 PM

Welcome and cheers Cognaco! :cheers:
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

#13 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:58 AM

Welcome!

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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