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  1. It has been years in the making, years of passionate field work, but our earth to bottle Trinity Absinthe is now operating as always intended, with a tasting room overlooking our wormwood fields. Grand Opening is Labor Day wknd: The Heart Distillery, Windsor, CO. We couldn't be more happy. www.coloradogreenfairy.com
  2. It was our barrel. We don't barrel age Trinity but had a small side project.
  3. Sad part is that people who should really know better--not just randomly conned internet customers--buy into the mix-it-yourself "absinthe" making scheme. A local bar-that-shall-not-be-named won't stock absinthe because he "makes plenty of his own" so there "isn't a need for more"
  4. I agree! It has been a gorgeous summer so far! We planted a few cherry trees today and can't wait to see what we can create with them. Sadly, no drinking for me. Good news: our "Trinity" child (Baby #3) will arrive this November.
  5. I got a good laugh from your picture/remark! Thanks! The obvious question to ask them would be, "So, what was in it before?" Though I doubt they know we exist, I'd like to think our label may have influenced their addition. (It didn't, but I'd like to think so.) When we did it, it was for several reasons, perhaps the biggest being that I was tired of answering over and over and over, "Yes, it's real," "Yes, absinthe made in the U.S. contains wormwood," "Absinthe has been available to sell here for quite some time now--it's real," etc..... I'm sure you can add to that list! Now, thankfully, I rarely get asked those questions. When I do, I'm able to laugh and say, "Well as you can see here on the label...but seriously, [insert applicable history and info of our brand and absinthe in general]"
  6. Sometimes it depends who you speak with. Liquor stores are trying to make money. Period. They'll stock the items that sell. If you continue to make specific brand requests, they'll eventually stock it. That being said, sometimes the problem is not having big enough name recognition. I've gone through this conversation several times: Me, pretending to be a customer - Excuse me, I'm not seeing Trinity Absinthe on the shelf. Do you carry it? Random store manager - I'm not seeing it either. Me, still pretending - Is it possible you sold out? Random store manager - No, we only sell [insert major brand] Of course, I end up informing them, very politely, that I actually know for a fact that they do carry it and did actually move it all ("Oh, you know, you're right!") and then they reorder. The problem is, unless the person doing the ordering is an absinthe fan, it is often an overlooked category. They'll remember to stock major brands, but don't always remember smaller ones. It is very possible that some liquor stores did at one time stock some of your favorites, but then someone forgot to reorder it, and the brand got overlooked in future orders. Many smaller stores in particular order items based off of previous order sheets. Even if they use computer systems, often times numbers are pulled based on categories or producers much larger (and more front-of-mind) than many microdistillers. My point is, if you want to see something stocked, keep at it. You can be pretty direct, too. "I want to buy ___________. Can you get that in for me?" (The only real hangup would be if the brand isn't distributed in the state you're buying in.)
  7. As is always the case with these things, the more inexperienced customers try absinthe of poor quality, the less likely they are to try any other brand, regardless of its reputation. It's unfortunate, but most general customers will only try a category once, any additional sampling takes some amount of persuading. Think of all the people who have had that one terrible tequila fueled night and swear off all tequila for good rather than, you know, exhibit personal restraint. If only I had a dollar for every customer who has shared a "backpacking through Prague" absinthe nightmare with me.
  8. Agreed! Such a refreshingly and thoroughly researched source of information in the sea of speculation and rumor.
  9. I think there is a growing community of women interested in absinthe... Women and spirits in general have had a very unique and ever-changing relationship throughout history. Organizations like LOAD and LUPEC are helping to revive the culture in a positive and informative way, so hopefully we can all move forward from the let's-get-drunk-and-flash-our-boobies thing. Actually, there is reason to believe that women should be much more involved in the spirits world, whether regarding absinthe specifically or not, because of their generally more heightened senses of taste and smell. (Ever been around a pregnant woman?) Remember, historically, women used to be, almost exclusively, the ones preparing food, determining if an item was safe to eat, etc. It's great that more and more women are bringing those skills to the stills.
  10. I'm glad the word is getting out to a wider audience. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "Am I going to cut my ear off?" or "I'm not going to go crazy, am I?" Maybe, just once, I should respond, "Yes, yes you are."
  11. Maybe it's a joke? I can't believe anyone could be that far off base... Wait a minute, yes, I can. I feel like someone should make their own version of SNL's "Really?!" sketch using this as the focus.
  12. I immediately shared that video when I saw it as yet another reason to keep those lighters pocketed. The customer was a dumbass, and, maybe I'm wrong to judge, but bartenders should be a bit more skilled at pouring, don't you think?