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#1 ripper911

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Hi there, My name is Kevin Hendrick and I like to drink.

 

For quite a while I was buying a good bit of absinthe from overseas, but over the past year I have had to limit myself to what is available locally i.e. lucid and mansinthe.  At the beginning of this coming year I plan on getting back into my usual profession (embalming) which should provide me with sufficient funds to continue my enjoyment of the better absinthe I had gotten used to before I took a break from reality.

 

I look forward to joining in the discussions about my favorite drink. From what I've seen here the brands that I usually bought aren't exactly preferred by most patrons, but personal taste and straying from the norm is no bad thing. 

 

I live in Powder Springs, Georgia.  I am active on a few other forums, so I know the ins and outs of forum participation.  I enjoy old Porsches and playing various musical instruments.

 

You can call me ripper. :reaper:



#2 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

I'll spare you the usual funerary humor and just say welcome to the forum!  :cheers:


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:


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#4 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

Hi and welcome! :cheers:



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

Welcome!



#6 Evan Camomile

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:31 PM

Welcome.


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#7 ripper911

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:15 PM

Thank you all for the welcome.

 

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

Welcome.

Edited by greytail, 21 December 2013 - 04:16 PM.

Nos adepto quis nos mereo. Nos mereo quis nos adepto.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

Greetings! :cheers: 


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

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#10 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:44 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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#11 Derrick

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

Welcome.


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

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

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

#13 Joe Legate

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

At the beginning of this coming year I plan on getting back into my usual profession (embalming)

 

Cool! I thought about doing that as a career for a spell. Hello and welcome! :cheers:


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#15 ripper911

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

It's a very rewarding line of work.  It feels good to be able to put someone back together so that their family can see them again, but sometimes you need a good absinthe at the end of the day.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:36 AM

I'll bet!  But I'm sure that's true of every profession.

I don't do anything that's nearly as important as you but some days...  well, you already said it. :cheers:



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

Good to see you around. :)
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#18 ripper911

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

I've actually registered here before, but that was a while ago and I couldn't remember any of my login information, or even which e-mail address I used... :wacko:   I was once chastised for my review of reality absinth, I might just order a new bottle and do a proper review to replace the one I did years ago.  I developed a taste for the really bitter "absinths" back in those days, I wonder if I'll still enjoy them as much as I did before.

 

I think my next order is going to be for some Lemercier amer 72, I went through quite a few bottles of the stuff back when I was drinking it.  I might add something more highly recommended to my order just to round things out, but I'm thinking about going back and trying the bitter macerated stuff again as well.  I'll get around to ordering some Jade or something soon enough. :cheerz:

 

It's too bad eabsinthe.com isn't around anymore, I used to order from them. :3869-sadbanana:



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

I guess the problem is that the "bitter macerated stuff" isn't actual absinthe at all, regardless of whether you enjoy them or not.  :fork:


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

I love bitter stuff. I've got a multitude of Amari that I quaff on a regular basis. But as Ambear mentioned, overt bitterness in absinthe is actually an indicator of an inferior product.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:33 AM

Hello Kevin. 


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'.


#22 ripper911

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:21 AM

I agree that the bitter macerated stuff isn't really absinthe, but hey, it doesn't mean it isn't tasty sometimes!  :cheerz:



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

If bitter wormwood bombs are your thing, give these a try:

 

http://www.drinkupny...x=10&Submit.y=9

or

http://www.binnys.co...malort#/?page=1

You might want to do a google search for "Malort" first.  :devil: It is not for everyone.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

I'd have no problem with the macerates if they would just stop using the word absinthe. Since most are infused vodkas anyways, I'm sure they could be creative with brand name alone.


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#25 ripper911

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:25 AM

I like the bitters, but it's been a while since I've had any.  I'll have to look into the malort, is it A.A. or just roman/other wormwood?  I'd probably be the only one who could handle it, but that leaves more for me! :3872-DrunkBanana:

 

So, I have to ask, which site is the most affordable with the shipping costs for absinthe nowadays?  I've been looking at the recommended vendors so I have an idea, I just wanted to ask who y'all use mostly.  I'm itching to get some good stuff, but the site I used to use isn't what it used to be...



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:55 AM

I've used three and have been very happy with them all:

  • absinthes.com for items I cannot get in the US (free shipping over $250)
  • Catskill Cellars (really cheap shipping ~$17)
  • Astor Wines (free shipping first order)

I would recommend any of these.



#27 ripper911

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:05 AM

I think I've figured out what I'm going to order...  They're not the most highly recommended on this site, but they were my staples back when I was drinking a lot of imported absinthe.  I can get a bottle of the L'emercier amer 72 and a bottle or Bairnsfather's Reality absinth for about $130 including shipping. :cheerz:

 

As far as the Bairnsfather stuff goes, has anyone tried the Kyle absinthe?  It is supposed to be distilled and I figure that since I really like their line of macerated bitter absinths that a real distilled absinthe from them might be quite good indeed.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Bairnsfa... :puke:   Well, whatever floats your boat, I guess.  Just don't call it absinthe.



#29 ripper911

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Yep, I know the difference.  I want a taste that I haven't had in a long time.  I want to try the Jade line or butterfly next, I've never tried them and they get great reviews.  I've probably had 20-30 different absinthes over the years, so it's not like I don't know what I'm looking for.

:cool-reaper:



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

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As far as the Bairnsfather stuff goes, has anyone tried the Kyle absinthe?  It is supposed to be distilled and I figure that since I really like their line of macerated bitter absinths that a real distilled absinthe from them might be quite good indeed.

 

If you want, you can run this through google translate:

http://www.absinthem...&t=626&start=20

 

I stopped at vegital, carrot tops and radish leaves, and contains sugar.




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