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#1 AbsintheWolf



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:08 AM

Hi everyone,


I bought my first bottle of absinthe for my 21st birthday recently. It was "absente" brand and from what I've discovered there are some issues with that brand ( not the correct artemisia plant? Colorings?) . Regardless I'll say it wasn't too bad but it's one of the only absinths I've had so I can't really compare it to anything.


recently I also got a bottle of lucid . I prefer it over absente.  Other than those two there is not much absinthe at the liquids stores in this  "college town" although when I travel back home I might try to see if the stores there have any absinthe brands. 


Im not not sure why, but I've always wanted to try absinthe .  I suppose  I like the herbal taste.  Before that I usually stuck to  johnnie walker and "rectified sprits". I don't see myself buying anything other than absinthe now though. ( which is a bit difficult for a college student with a part time minimum wage job. I sometimes skip meals and bills.)


im mainly trying to find a good quality absinthe for a reasonable price, but I'm not sure what to try next. I imagine I'll have to find something online ( I've come across Catskills cellars, at least I think that's the name, but I don't know which is the best choice)



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:58 AM

Welcome!  You are now one of us...one of us...   :cheers:

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

Yeah - this is the point of no return. Welcome.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

Hi everyone,


..."absente" brand and from what I've discovered there are some issues with that brand ( not the correct artemisia plant? Colorings?) . ... Catskills cellars, at least I think that's the name, but I don't know which is the best choice)


So, you are on the right track.  As far as I know, there is still no legal definition of absinthe in the United States; however, experts on the historical spirit agree that it must include wormwood (artemisia absinthium), fennel, and anise in the recipe.  Also, it does not include sugar.  I believe Absente does not include a.a. and does perhaps include sugar, so it's not the real thing.


Catskill Cellars sells a variety of good absinthes; I've always had good experiences buying from them.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:49 PM

All the Absente brands are artificially colored and contain sugar.  They claim that Grande Absente contains absinthium, but they've been all over the place with their labeling and marketing and clearly have no clue about what species are what.  They've consistently called southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) which has never been an absinthe ingredient, as petite wormwood (Artemisia pontica) which is customarily used in finishing absinthe (the coloring step).  

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

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