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#1 DanPatrick



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

     Hello all! I'm DanPatrick Kelly from the US(parents immigrated here from Ireland, if you can't tell by the name). I've been an absintheur for about 6 years and I have developed a real passion for it. My roommate is a wine sommelier and I get to give him some of his own medicine when I'm smelling a new or favorite absinthe :) I started out drinking mostly, well, crap because I had no palate and no idea of what good absinthe is. Fast forward a good deal of money(this is an expensive vice!) and I feel that I am now coming into an appreciation for well-crafted absinthe. I now find that I heavily prefer absinthes without any sugar- and now I have all these spoons for nothing! Luscious Oily Lesbians! I have been lurking on these boards for a long time, although in the past I tended to usually just use it for the excellent reviews. Now though I am seeing discussions that I am interested in.

     I would say that my favorite absinthes currently are: Jade Edouard and Eichelberger 68 Limitee for the vertes, and La Clandestine for la bleues/blanches(although the Akveld Blanche is really tasty). I'm currently awaiting an order for a couple bottles of La Belle Ensorceleuse (which I'm really excited about), a La Pontissalienne, and an Eichelberger 83,2. Should be here any day! I'd love to revisit some of the absinthes I bought years ago and try them now that my palate has had some experience. The Roquette 1797 was one of the first bottles I bought back in 2008 and at the time all I could think was "cough syrup". I have heard that the later releases of it were a bit less medicinal, but still I think I'll give it another shot and see what I think nowadays. I'm still kicking myself for missing both releases of the Sauvage 1804 <_< 

     The absinthes that I'm looking forward to the most (besides the Ensorceleuse thats otw) would be the next release of L'Ancienne and of course trying pre-ban. I should be in the market for a sample of preban when it's time for my next order.

     Well, I didn't mean to write a book. I look forward to getting to know some of you! Santé :)


#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:29 PM


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

Welcome DanPatrick!   :cheers:

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

Welcome. :cheers:  


You know, there are a few worthwhile absinthes made here in the States.  Just sayin'.  ;)

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

And he ain't kiddin'!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:15 PM

What the man in the white hat and the clown said!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

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#10 Evan Camomile

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:17 PM


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#11 DanPatrick



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

Thanks guys! And Gwydion you're right- sometime soon I will get around to trying some of the US absinthes I've heard great things about, like Meadow of Love or Blues Cat. But with Absinthes.com running that free shipping over $250 special right now, I better keep going through my imports while it lasts! :)

#12 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:10 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 21 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

Welcome and Sláinte! :cheers:
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#14 DanPatrick



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

Thanks Zman, Cajun Magic! And Zman, my domestic absinthes to try include your highly-praised Pacifique as well :)

Edited by DanPatrick, 21 February 2014 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

But with Absinthes.com running that free shipping over $250 special right now, I better keep going through my imports while it lasts! :)


Last I checked, that's not really a "special"...it's pretty much always that way. Or it's been that way every time I've ordered with them in the last three years (which maybe magically coincided with their "specials".)


Either way, hello and welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

     I'm sure that you're right, Ambear. In the past I've ordered from LDF, Fine Spirits Corner and other online sellers. This was my first experience with Absinthes.com and from what you said I think I'll be doing most of my business with them from here on out then.The difference in currency and the free shipping really makes it easier on my wallet!


     And thank you! Glad to be here :)

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