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#1 Dollburger

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

I read on another forum someone was claiming to work at an "unnamed" absinthe bar (he won't say the name), and listed off a laundry list of absinthe they carry which included the Jade line. I've read about the delays to purchase 1901 at DrinkupNY and I wasn't aware of any bar in the country carrying it. Does anyone know if this is legit?

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

Jade NO is the only one currently available for sale in the US,and not in all states.I can't get it in Ct,I would have to go to NY for it.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:31 PM

Nope. I've seen 1901 from a bar that wouldn't skirt the law.

Come to Colorado, we have snow, floods, fires, and 1901. You'll have a blast! (Not at the fracking rigs, hopefully.)

 

I don't know about retail, but it is definitely available wholesale.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:31 PM

And then you can find bars that skirt the state's ABC laws. 

The product itself is 'legit' in that what is on the label, is what is in the bottle.  They got it outside the 'approved' system, (and take a risk). 

 

Then you have places that sell counterfeits. 

http://www.huffingto..._n_3682406.html

 

So if you see a product on a bar menu that you think shouldn't be there, you can always ask about it.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:05 PM

Nope. I've seen 1901 from a bar that wouldn't skirt the law.

I'm very skeptical,have you seen it anywhere else?


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

Nope. I've seen 1901 from a bar that wouldn't skirt the law.
Come to Colorado, we have snow, floods, fires, and 1901. You'll have a blast! (Not at the fracking rigs, hopefully.)
 
I don't know about retail, but it is definitely available wholesale.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

Yes I have seen 1901 elsewhere, although not in Colorado. Those bars I question their buying since one of them also had L'Ancienne 2013 and another had Czech swill that's probably only sold online. 

 

I know the owner and head bartender of this bar in Colorado fairly well, and they are a brand new bar subject to inspections. They wouldn't place themselves at risk for just a bottle. That being said, a glass of the stuff is about 1/4 the price of a bottle. No thanks, I'll drink it at home.

 

We have had Jade NO in the state for a long time. It's usually not as pricey ($12 - $15) but at one spot in Boulder it was $25 a glass!

 

I wouldn't be surprised if all Jades are available but having a hard time finding their way into bars since they are pricey and absinthe is still a niche market. Hell, convincing some bars to stock any absinthe is hard enough at times, pitching a Jade would be a long shot.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

1901 has been on (at least one of) the legally approved distribution ordering lists for Colorado for well over a year.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Nice!


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

I could have sworn that the Sazerac bar in the Roosevelt in New Orleans had more than one of the Jade lines...


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:24 AM

Absinthe House, Boulder (probably not the bar Evan was mentioning since the Absinthe House has been open a while). Stocks 1901 and NO.
The Other Door in North Hollywood. 1901.

Quite a few NOLA bars stock NO, but I didn't see 1901 there last July.
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:25 AM

Yes I have seen 1901 elsewhere, although not in Colorado. Those bars I question their buying since one of them also had L'Ancienne 2013 and another had Czech swill that's probably only sold online. 


L'Ancienne 2013?? Either a typo or someone is counterfeiting my absinthe.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:45 AM

I still have yet to visit the Absinthe House (Boulder) even though I'm only about 30 minutes away... something is definitely wrong with me.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:16 AM

Yes I have seen 1901 elsewhere, although not in Colorado. Those bars I question their buying since one of them also had L'Ancienne 2013 and another had Czech swill that's probably only sold online. 


L'Ancienne 2013?? Either a typo or someone is counterfeiting my absinthe.

Or someone bought it on line & decided to sell it at their bar.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

I believe Stefano was referring to the fact that there was no 2013 release, Mr. Snarkypants. ;)


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Oh,right...missed that.But snarky? nahhh,I don't think so.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

Just messing with you. :)


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

No problem-o!


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

I still have yet to visit the Absinthe House (Boulder) even though I'm only about 30 minutes away... something is definitely wrong with me.

 

It's honestly overpriced as hell and their food is really expensive for really small portions...the staff has no idea what's going on. They're the one selling Jade for $25 a glass. We've tried a few absinthes there before buying, but it's basically just another Boulder bro bar/club/bodypaint fairy joint.

 

Canon must be mislabeling their menu then...maybe the meant 2011 and 2012: http://www.canonseat...ist/captain.pdf


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

Oh, and the bar Evan was talking about. http://www.socialfortcollins.com/

 

They're charging $20 a glass for Jade. :twitchsmile: Evan's not allowed to buy it there anymore. 


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:03 PM

Holy Hell! $20/@25 a glass? Okay then. I'll stick with my bottles of Jade at home.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

Exactly, four glasses and you have an entire bottle paid for at retail. More than the usual markup I'm sure.

 

Alan, it was indeed the Absinthe House in Boulder where I tried Jade NO ($25, no joke), VC, and La Clandestine in my early days before reviewing. But the new bar that I'm talking about is Social. After visiting the Absinthe House in Boulder I wasn't impressed. It caters to the "bro tourist" absinthe aesthetic, not the absintheur aesthetic. We haven't been there in years so I don't know what they currently stock.

 

Social is doing a great job with booze all around. Like most places you can still spot a bottle of crap like La Fee and Ordinaire there. I have a "feeling" that once those bottles are empty they will replace them with better stock. Also of note, they have Emperor Norton Absinthe for any Colorado people who want to try that Bay Area absinthe.

 

I was referring to the Canon list when referencing L'Ancienne 2013, my bad, or rather, their bad.


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