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#1 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:14 AM

Way to get "absinthe" completely wrong. Horrible. Doesn't louche because it does contain "impurities" and green absinthe tastes like swamp sludge. Wow. This is so full of wrong on all levels.

http://www.wvgazette.../140819597/1419

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

I seriously hate journalists who don't research their topics.
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#3 Absomphe

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:40 AM

Ditto,


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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:07 AM

So, it's simply vodka, supposedly derived with a wormwood base but so stripped, filtered, and "rectified" that it's just a neutral mixer for cocktails. It should be illegal to mislabel this crap as absinthe.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

What an  idiot  misguided individual.

So basically he tasted someones home macerated kit absinthe and believed that's what absinthe is. Then decided to make his own and rectify it and market it. Then has to go to all the trouble of pulling the ole Czecharoo with a false history of absinthe just to justify his folly.

 

Think of all the trouble and ridicule he could have saved himself with a little research and a real bottle of absinthe.

 

 


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'.


#6 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

What an  idiot  misguided individual.

 

Yeah, I keep going back and forth about that.

 

On the one hand you can say that someone does not know..what they don't know.

Then again, what can you say about a business that does not even do some really simple. basic, basic. research about what they are going to make and sell?

 

 

 

The producer just launched a FB page a few hours ago:

" liqour store. art gallery, tourist attraction"

 

https://www.facebook...468?ref=profile

 

This isn't 1996. 



#7 Joe Legate

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

Beautiful replies, gentlemen.



#8 Georges Meliès

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

looks like water from a stagnant pond and tastes like a handful of rotten weeds soaked in Everclear.

 

Which is why it was the single most popular alcoholic beverage in Europe during the Belle Époque, sold in the millions of liters every year. Obviously people had no sense of taste in the past.

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

He also says he's an industrial designer, and then says "function follows form."


He has this backwards, as well. Perhaps this statement is true, if one looks at his process.

Edited by Jack Griffin, 18 August 2014 - 02:52 PM.


#11 gherrin

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'm late to this, but were any letters written to the reporter to counter the disinformation?

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:33 PM

If you click on the link in the last comment on the first article they have a section on bad absinthe...

I haven't tried marteau or vilya, but from what I hear they don't belong in the same group as king of spirits and La fee.Attached File  7242014183224.jpg   118.94KB   2 downloads

#13 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:30 AM

There were discussions with the reporter, yes:

 

Jim Winslett Here's his response:
Thanks for reading. A couple of things: Anybody looking for the real absinthe
experience is not going to like this stuff. It doesn't look like it, doesn't
contain Thujone and doesn't react to water.

Gossamer Fury also doesn't taste of licorice. It has a mild herbal flavor. I'm
pretty sure, as a much more refined drinker, you'd hate it, though I have to
say, the finish was suprisingly smooth.

With my history of the drink, I tried to point out in the beginning of my story
that absinthe was kind of a legendary thing and came with both history and
baggage. It was celebrated, but blamed for a lot of things and there was some
bad, bathtub absinthe out there --of course, there was a lot of bad, bathtub
everything out there at the time and absinthe kind of got railroaded due to
circumstances.

If I'd had a bit more time or presence of mind, I could have gone into that.
Still, I doubt that anyone would see what I wrote as definitive on the subject,
though it might encourge a few people to try either Gossamer Fury or the real
thing if they see it around.

As far as my descriptions, I used what I had at my disposal, which was limited
to a few people I'd spoken with who'd tried it over the years and their
experiences varied. The only absinthe I tried was some homebrew he had, which
looked like stagnant pond water and tasted like lawn trimmings soaked in paint
thinner.

It did turn kind of white with a little water. I didn't like it.

Absinthe has only been showing up in local liqour stores in my area in the last
five or six years, though in small quantity, limited variety and typically at a
price that is well beyond someone like me who by circumstance tends to be a $10
bourbon driner.

Anyway, I apologize for any and all shortcomings. I appreciate you pointing
them out and as feeble a response as it is, I did the best I could with what I
had in the space I was alotted.
August 18 at 9:21am 

 

As for http://www.absinthe-review.com/ - it has been discussed here before and apparently the author has a rather large axe to grind with certain members here... 



#14 Joe Legate

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

If you click on the link in the last comment on the first article they have a section on bad absinthe...

I haven't tried marteau or vilya, but from what I hear they don't belong in the same group as king of spirits and La fee.

He had a bit of a bad experience with WS some time ago and apparently holds a grudge against a couple of us.  Nothing more than childish silliness.  Meh.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:10 PM

If you click on the link in the last comment on the first article they have a section on bad absinthe...

I haven't tried marteau or vilya, but from what I hear they don't belong in the same group as king of spirits and La fee.attachicon.gif7242014183224.jpg

 

Well, the reports you have heard are quite accurate.

 

The "warning" you cite, to be honest, makes my blood boil.

 

No honest man would put Ridge/Vilya or Marteau in the same group with King of Spirits or La Tourment...or for that matter, Lucid.

 

Don't be fooled.  Ridge and Marteau are both top notch.  I especially like the Ridge Verte.

 

PS: Obsello also deserves a bit more respect, though it's not in the same league as Ridge and Marteau.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:32 PM

As for http://www.absinthe-review.com/ - it has been discussed here before and apparently the author has a rather large axe to grind with certain members here...

 

That fella must have a pretty big cross to bear with some (American) vendors as well, considering he only lists Alandia, Lion Spirits, LDF and some Czech spot 'Artemisia Collection' as his "trusted vendors".


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'.



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