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Alfred Jarry

Americans Try Absinthe for the First Time

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True, good sir. We've come a long way. Though the misconceptions of absinthe still exist, it's encouraging to see people beginning to educate themselves on the experience of properly preparing (and procuring) such a pleasurable, allbeit potent, potable.

 

Sincerely yours,

The dead Frenchman. :euro:

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BuzzFeed is a popular channel that makes its living off of the internet through ad-revenue. This video was probably just another “flavor of the week” video for them. Seeing members of the Wormwood Society on such a channel for future absinthe videos would be something of a pleasing spectacle; but, ultimately, a far-fetched, if not completely futile, effort. Then, again, this is the internet, after all, so who knows? :secret2:

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It's encouraging that it's not only WS members in the comments shutting down the trip-ballz crowd. Five or six years ago it would be a whole different picture.

 

Very true, and no doubt than many got the right info from here, directly or indirectly.

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Seeing members of the Wormwood Society on such a channel for future absinthe videos would be something of a pleasing spectacle; but, ultimately, a far-fetched, if not completely futile, effort.

You're right, it is extremely far fetched. If it isn't ridiculous then BuzzFeed doesn't want it. Hipsters pretending to trip ballz on just alcohol generates views, education does not.

 

At least there are some knowledgeable comments and I'd bet some video footage of people who just liked the taste and didn't pretend to do anything, which didn't make the final cut.

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...actual absinthe (St. George and La Clandestine).

Well, one fer two don't amount to a bad batting average. :tongue: ;)

 

 

If you want absinthe that doesn't taste like absinthe, then drink St. George.

 

Harsh criticism, we're sure. But star anise supplementing for green anise is not something we're going to support (the same goes for you, Vieux Carre). The base alcohol of St. George doesn't help either; rather, it hinders it horribly. Though St. George was one of the first distillers to get the absinthe market going (and it deserves due credit for that), we're afraid that its product hasn't stood the test of time. Then, again, the last glass of it we had was a number of years ago. Maybe they made some tweaks since then?

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" we're afraid that it's product hasn't stood the test of time".

 

 

I'm not sure about that, but I'd say that its product most certainly hasn't, and never actually had a "leg" to stand on to begin with, except as a somewhat quirky, albeit thin, salad dressing.

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"Americans try absinthe for the first time?"

It's a sham. One of the girls (Kelsey) made and drank absinthe cocktails on The Tipsy Bartender two years ago. So she's now lost her absinthe virginity a second time.

 

Proof of one absinthe "effect."

 

Absinthe makes the mind go wander.

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