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I would love to be able to post or send that to people. :thumbup:

Ripped. Stolen. Sent. B)

 

 

Thanks, Obsello!

 

Awesome!!

 

Just doing our part for humanity :yahoo:

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Hey Brian,

 

Are you scheduled into Madrid soon???

We might actually be coming in May again. I'll keep you in the loop.

 

Any new events cooking that I should know about? Have booze will travel. B)

Always doing events. And always happy to travel too. :)

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I've heard bad and good things about this absinthe (mostly in this thread)... it seems toward the end of the thread the overall opinion is that this absinthe is good? is that correct?

 

what is the general concenus on this absinthe? is it traditional? not enough anise?

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I like the word 'Obsello' :)

 

 

what does that mean anyways?

 

Its an obscure word in ancient Catalan for a fairy with a foot fetish. She habitually steals socks. : )

 

Just kidding. It actually does not mean anything. We originally wanted Oberon (Shakespeare's lord of the fairies) or Sello Verde (green seal in Spanish). Since both of them were trademarked we mashed them together and... we got Obsello (Christmas Eve 2006).

 

There is actually another fun part of the story where my partner (she is the business end of things) was running computer models on names of spirits to figure out the mystical underlying structure of what's in a name. Obsello actually had exactly the right number of letters and syllables and got a green light from the computer so we went with it.

 

Sorry it was not a better story : )

 

Cheers,

Bryan

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I like the word 'Obsello' :)

 

 

what does that mean anyways?

 

Its an obscure word in ancient Catalan for a fairy with a foot fetish. She habitually steals socks. : )

 

 

 

I don't know Catalan, but wouldn't it be...Obsella?

 

 

I've been wondering about pronunciation...do you guys say it a la Spanish proper, or English-like?

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I like the word 'Obsello' :)

 

 

what does that mean anyways?

 

Its an obscure word in ancient Catalan for a fairy with a foot fetish. She habitually steals socks. : )

 

 

 

I don't know Catalan, but wouldn't it be...Obsella?

 

 

I've been wondering about pronunciation...do you guys say it a la Spanish proper, or English-like?

 

You say potato I say patato... A bit of both depending on who I am talking to I guess. I try to tell everyone the double L is a y but... what the heck.

 

I like the word 'Obsello' :)

 

 

what does that mean anyways?

 

Definition: If you can get the bottle open you will truly enjoy the contents..

:cheers:

 

Heheheh

 

We actually thought of doing a whole ad campaign on how hard the bottle is to open.

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Huh, I didn't think it was that difficult. But I guess the trials and tribulations of opening the Jades have steeled me for all other bottle opening challenges.

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I received a bottle of Obsello yesterday (my second) and so I read this entire thread and it was a very interesting read all the way through. Interesting in the beginning of the thread when one person said it was bad and then a bunch of people almost started assuming that it was going be an LTv sort of drink. We now know that is definitely not the case.

 

I really like Obsello just the way it is B. Alex. Please don't change anything! I do not think the mint is too much at all. I do taste it but it's not prominent and blends so well that it does not interfere with the other flavors in my opinion. In my journey into absinthe drinking I've been trying to truly identify the taste of wormwood in absinthe. Right now I know it as a sort of minty bitterness. When I drink Serpis 65 there is a minty bitterness in the finish and I always thought that was the wormwood. I might be wrong but if not then I think mint does well in absinthe if used properly. In Obsello I can taste the minty bitterness I associate with wormwood as well as the actual mint.

 

I also like the fact that it is not too anisey like most absentas. I'm curious though, is star anise used at all in this? Every once in awhile I get a subtle taste of the black jellybean licorice flavor of star anise in Obsello.

 

B. Alex: It is awesome to see absinthe distillers like yourself that are so passionate and dedicated to the drink while also trying to come up with something unique and traditional at the same time. Keep up the excellent distilling! Whenever I place an order with a vendor that carries Obsello I will always buy a bottle since it is so good and at a very reasonable price.

 

P.S. I heard a rumor about Obsello coming to saq stores in Quebec. Any truth to this?

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We originally wanted Oberon (Shakespeare's lord of the fairies) or Sello Verde (green seal in Spanish). Since both of them were trademarked we mashed them together and... we got Obsello (Christmas Eve 2006).

 

It also leads (English speakers, at least) to think of "obsession" and, perhaps, "Othello," so the name lends an air of madness and mystery (not necessarily a bad thing, in marketing terms). I like "Sello Verde," though...too bad that one was taken.

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I received a bottle of Obsello yesterday (my second) and so I read this entire thread and it was a very interesting read all the way through. Interesting in the beginning of the thread when one person said it was bad and then a bunch of people almost started assuming that it was going be an LTv sort of drink. We now know that is definitely not the case.

 

I really like Obsello just the way it is B. Alex. Please don't change anything! I do not think the mint is too much at all. I do taste it but it's not prominent and blends so well that it does not interfere with the other flavors in my opinion. In my journey into absinthe drinking I've been trying to truly identify the taste of wormwood in absinthe. Right now I know it as a sort of minty bitterness. When I drink Serpis 65 there is a minty bitterness in the finish and I always thought that was the wormwood. I might be wrong but if not then I think mint does well in absinthe if used properly. In Obsello I can taste the minty bitterness I associate with wormwood as well as the actual mint.

 

I also like the fact that it is not too anisey like most absentas. I'm curious though, is star anise used at all in this? Every once in awhile I get a subtle taste of the black jellybean licorice flavor of star anise in Obsello.

 

B. Alex: It is awesome to see absinthe distillers like yourself that are so passionate and dedicated to the drink while also trying to come up with something unique and traditional at the same time. Keep up the excellent distilling! Whenever I place an order with a vendor that carries Obsello I will always buy a bottle since it is so good and at a very reasonable price.

 

P.S. I heard a rumor about Obsello coming to saq stores in Quebec. Any truth to this?

 

Hey Babble,

 

Wow thanks for all the compliments!!! I think my head just floated away. :wave2:

 

Ok so to get to the meaty questions. There is star anise in Obsello as well as green anise. star anise tends to come later in the palette to I used both to get a evolving anise taste. There is also Lemon Balm in the coloring which gives it a minty character as well. I should say though that in the defense of the early critics, I did play with the mint a bit over time.

 

As for wormwood taste: This is a tricky thing to describe. Wormwood is strange herb in that it contains tons of different volatile oils, with different extraction traits, and is present in such high quantities in an absinthe. It can taste like a bitter mint, it can taste just plain nasty and it can taste like vanilla or honey if its treated just so. Most of the time it just adds a thick creamy body to whatever flavor you give it accident.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Cheers,

Bryan Alexander

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We originally wanted Oberon (Shakespeare's lord of the fairies) or Sello Verde (green seal in Spanish). Since both of them were trademarked we mashed them together and... we got Obsello (Christmas Eve 2006).

 

It also leads (English speakers, at least) to think of "obsession" and, perhaps, "Othello," so the name lends an air of madness and mystery (not necessarily a bad thing, in marketing terms). I like "Sello Verde," though...too bad that one was taken.

:) I love those associations! We were thinking that as well.

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I drank some Angelique last night for the first time. A more bitter absinthe. I could definitely taste a vanilla flavor. I guess that was from the wormwood. Either way I loue finding interesting tastes in absinthe that are from the combination of herbs instead of just the basic flavors associated with each herb.

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Just wanted to say I'm very glad to see obsello posting on facebook again! it'd been a while! And good news is I found a different retailer in my city with your fine product even cheaper than the amazing 39.99 I found with a closer store at 36.99! I was green with envy! ( Sorry, hadda). Let's just hope a job will pop up and allow me to snag up their stock of obsello before they come to their senses and start selling at a higher price!

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Just wanted to say I'm very glad to see obsello posting on facebook again! it'd been a while! And good news is I found a different retailer in my city with your fine product even cheaper than the amazing 39.99 I found with a closer store at 36.99! I was green with envy! ( Sorry, hadda). Let's just hope a job will pop up and allow me to snag up their stock of obsello before they come to their senses and start selling at a higher price!

 

I took a bit of a break from the social media stuff to focus on the less glamorous side of the business. I am glad to be back to the part I love as well!!!

 

$36.99 WOW Where did you find it at that price? I hope these are not some sort of strange counterfeits or bottles sold out of window displays (sunlight contamination)? There was a palette stolen some time ago (long story).

 

Cheers,

Bryan

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Hey Guys,

 

Just thought you might like this. Here we go, doing our part for humanity... again. I think we should make a calendar of these one day! :wave2:

 

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Hey Guys,

 

Just thought you might like this. Here we go, doing our part for humanity... again. I think we should make a calendar of these one day! :wave2:

[...]

 

Ghee.. That was some other kind of a fairy, I guess?

Real nice image anyway, and the idea with a calendar isn't a bad idea either.

 

Not having much to do with the posted image (of a real porn actress? (I'll have to do some research here)) I think I'll try a bottle of Obsello in a not so distant future, among other brands of course. From my reading of the reviews I think that I'll probably like it quite a bit.

:punk:

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:twitchsmile: Me likey...

I've got a new bottle of big O on the way, does the fairy come with it? (she gives new life to the sexy librarian fetish...)

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:twitchsmile: Me likey...

I've got a new bottle of big O on the way, does the fairy come with it? (she gives new life to the sexy librarian fetish...)

 

Hmm... I will have to ask her. Maybe we can get her to do an absinthe gram. : )

 

She is actually a fan who decided to do the green fairy shoot for us. It was quite organic and a lot of fun. We had a booth at the bar and night club show in vegas and she made a guest appearance (dressed as the librarian).

 

Cheers!

Bryan

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