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#14941 AiO

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 05:37 AM

I was able to pick it up at the local PLCB Wine & Spirits store at the retail price (around $50). It just appeared on the shelf about a week ago.
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#14942 LeRoy

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:28 AM

A nice big batch of Manhattans to kick this wimpy cold's ass. I hate colds.


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#14943 Joe Legate

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:37 AM

Why, yes! Yes it did! I may have to re-medicate later today, however.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:13 PM

One glass or morwe of Kagor 2004 abnd 20 shots of Polish vodka or something. Typical Christams Eve. Happy Celebratinhg!
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#14945 scuto

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:25 PM

...I may have to re-medicate...


A glass of Leopold's has helped out the post-flu queasies quite nicely, I must say!
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#14946 Bob Tessier

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:44 PM

I have to say that, as much as I love absinthe, nothing beats eggnog on Xmas Eve! :cheers:
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#14947 OMG_Bill

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:02 PM

Egg nog is good stuff for sure.

I started with Vieux Pontarlier then went to an unlabeled verte back to the Vieux Pontarlier and now I'm sipping some PF 1914. It's going to be an interesting Christmas eve.*wink*

Merry Christmas All, Cheers!
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#14948 Absomphe

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:26 PM

More of The Abyss.

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

You got a problem with that?


#14949 OMG_Bill

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

Ahem! Absomphe....buddy, is there anyway you could send me some of The Abyss?

Pleeeeeze!


I feel so dirty. *wink*


edit: I was sent a couple bottle of the Abyss by some nice folks last year and it was wonderful.
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#14950 Absomphe

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:54 PM

Sorry, Bill...I have exactly one bottle left, and that one has been relegated to the stash of aging strong beers that I have put aside for a future local tasting at our favorite local watering hole. I only wish the one East Bumfuck supermarket that carries a decent selection of beer would order more than one case a season of the really good stuff. :thumbdown:

Of course, I don't have any VP on hand, so our envy is mutual. ;)


Edit: I think this year's is a little smoother than the last two batches, and that's probably why it sold out even quicker.

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#14951 OMG_Bill

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

Thank you. You are a kind man. *sniff*

Sorry about your misfortune.
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#14952 Absomphe

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:57 PM

Thank you. You are a kind man. *sniff*


Why do I suddenly feel like Robert DeNiro talking to his reflection in Taxi Driver? :twitchsmile:

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#14953 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

I'm working on having a glass of every Absinthe in my cabinet. Not sure I can make
it and the gift wrapping is looking a little Shabba but I'm getting there...
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

I've moved on to a Martinez and then a very nice plymouth martini. I had some mead in there somewhere.
Probably going to be ugly in the morning.*smile*
It feels good now though.

I can't feel my fingers!

Cheers!
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:07 PM

Several martinis. Fortunately, there was plenty of water and food between drinks.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:12 PM

That's what was missing, food and water. Dammit!
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#14957 LeRoy

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:02 PM

I can't feel my fingers!


I don't know why, but that made me laugh my a** off!

Some good food and drink with friends this evening. Cheers!

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

Just finishing up my first glass of the VP. It has to be the last one for the evening.
Unlike most people, I have to work in the morning.
Somebody's got to keep the world running while the rest of y'all are having fun. ;)

With it being a paid holiday, I get eight hours of straight pay. If I actually have to show up, I get paid time and a half. So, if I pull a full eight hours, my effective pay rate is 2 1/2 times normal.
I know I have about three hours of work to do, but I think I'll find a few extra things to do, too. :biggrin:
I am mot suffering from mental illness
Quite the contrary! I'm enjoying every minute!

#14959 Joe Legate

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for keeping the world spinning for us. :cheers: I hope you get some down-time, too.

The gin has been retired in favor of a bourbon nightcap. With a little luck, Maggie and I will finally get to play on the skis tomorrow. Plenty of snow with highs in the upper 20s? Beautiful!

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

Highs in the upper 20s?

We're freezing in the 70s.

Time for a Myrrh.

#14961 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:30 PM

In the 50's here finally, just took a walk around the neighborhood. It's damp but a beautiful evening.
Had to fill the sport bottle up with a double louche, didn't want to break a glass.
Half passed tanked here...
Good night all!

#14962 OMG_Bill

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:03 PM

I'm toast!

Good night!

Cheers!
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#14963 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:17 PM

I'm just heading into the kitchen here at my parents' house to louche up a glass of Lucid. The Vieux Pontarlier didn't arrive before I left home to come up for the holiday, so I just grabbed a bottle at random from the shelf - and I didn't want to bring the good stuff, since I knew it wouldn't be ideal Absinthe consuming conditions. I mean, I gotta use a wine glass for my drink here!

But at least I'll get to head to the WSLCB store and pick up some Voyager Gin on Friday, so not all is lost!
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:04 AM

:holiday: :cheers: A big Happy Holiday toast to you all with Verte Suisse, Leopold Bros, and La P'tite :cheers: :holiday:
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#14965 Joe Legate

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 03:55 AM

Back at ya, GB. :cheers:

But at least I'll get to head to the WSLCB store and pick up some Voyager Gin on Friday, so not all is lost!

You don't have to taunt us.

My Santy stocking was stuffed with Ri, Baby Rye and 18 Year Old Saz, among other things. I guess I was a good boy after all!

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 04:11 AM

Slivovitz 78% and Tokaji 2000. Just as doctor prescribed. Happy Chritsmas Everyone! :cheers:
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 05:33 AM

Just shared a couple of glasses of Lucid with a friend who bought me the bottle for Christmas.
Great stuff....I'm doomed.If the reviews I've read saying Lucid is kind of an ordinary absinthe are true,well..... when I get my paws on the extraordinary ones.....doomed...my heart now belongs to la fee verte.
Please don't tell my mead maker.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 05:36 AM

You'll fit in well with a lot of other lost souls here. This comes from another mead maker!

When you get a chance, slide over to the Newcomer Introductions so we can welcome you all good and proper. :cheers:

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:41 AM

You'll fit in well with a lot of other lost souls here. This comes from another mead maker!


Seconded, from an ex mead brewer, even. ;) :cheers:

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:54 AM

Opened up some Abyss while I put the Guinness stew on to cook, and just started several gallons of nut brown ale. It's been a good day so far. :cheers:
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