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At brompton bar in London... had my first taste of both butterfly and angelique. Liked both but preferred the butterfly. Great bar, delicious food.

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L'ancienne is indeed tasty. Had a taste of the first run. I have read that the second batch (currently available) has been tamed a bit. This has me second guessing grabbing a bottle.

 

well, I haven't had any of the first run but the second one is, for my money, well worth the investment. I'm a pretty cheap bastard for the most part and was quite apprehensive as well. But it's my favorite one at the moment as well. In spite of(or because of) this I cracked 2 aged (or at least "rested") bottles from the secret stash and have been hitting them regularly so I can give the L'ancienne some more time to smooth out. It's only flaws to my mind are the inescapable result of its youth. Give it a few years, if possible.

 

Bear in mind that I've been a fan of all of Stefano's products when assessing my opinion. I know some folks don't like what he does but I'm not one of 'em.

 

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Today I visited Soho Wine Supply and bought a bottle of Butterfly and a bottle of Enigma. Trying the Enigma right now and loving it.

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what the corpse from sleazeattle said. I found it like nothing else, but I also found it absolutely amazing. It really is awesome, and the louche is a big wow.

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Today I visited Soho Wine Supply and bought a bottle of Butterfly and a bottle of Enigma. Trying the Enigma right now and loving it.

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Enjoying some oysters with ice cold French vermouth.

 

A dash of Jade VS makes the vermouth taste (and pair) that much better!!

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... give the L'ancienne some more time to smooth out. It's only flaws to my mind are the inescapable result of its youth. Give it a few years, if possible.

 

Bear in mind that I've been a fan of all of Stefano's products when assessing my opinion. I know some folks don't like what he does but I'm not one of 'em.

 

:dev-cheers:

 

And I'm not either. However, a few years? I suppose that would be ideal, and I certainly agree, but I bet just another 6-10 months will get it largely there. I noticed in my most recent evaluation (mid April) that the anise component had finally started to open up.

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VP, which must be a cousin with the parrot. Good thing I kept my sugar cubes and my spoons. Maybe a little down time in the topette will calm it down.

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Went to Nightjar last night. O. My. God. Sixteen different absinthes on the menu.

 

Let's see... I had Emile 68, L'Authentique, Napoleon III, Angelique and bloody hell but I can't remember the fifth. Suisse Verte, I think.

 

And then the guy sitting next to me bought my daughter and me a glass of champagne each.

 

It's going to be a slow morning.

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Fremont Bourbon Barrel Abominable Ale, affectionately known as "B-Bomb".

 

I don't usually like over-the-top bourbony beers, but this one is the most complex and powerfully flavored I've ever tasted.

 

Absolutely delicious, incredible stuff, and coming out of Seattle, that's more than a bit of a surprise.

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What samples did you get?!!!

 

I ordered a bottle of Sauvage, and a bottle of La Grenouille. And an AbsintheExplore kit of Roquette, Mansinthe, Duplias Verte, Doubs Mystique, Montmartre, Opaline.

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I must say, that the WS reviews were super helpful for me. Both the Sauvage, and the Frog were rated high. Which is a big reason for me ordering them both. And I am in love with both. Superb. I have 11 absinthes, and those two are by far the best, in my opinion. Thanks guys.

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Jade 1901. Speaking of wich,I found some nice replacement corks at Bed Bath and Beyond recently.You get a packet of 6 for $6.Three T tops,and three plain tops.Made of real cork and they're all tapered.Fits the Jades very nicely.

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