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When I was in NYC I bought a bottle of Pacifique in a little local liquor store (took about 20 phone calls before I could find a place that sold anything other than Kübler, Lucid, or La Fee... or anything at all). I didn't want to trek all the way down to Astor Wines from midtown because I am just off crutches and still hobbling in the "boot." Well I don't know if it's my imagination or something, but it seems this bottle has a weaker louche than my bottle at home. In fact it seems weaker all around (color, taste, potency). I tried adding less water and still got the same result. Could it be because I use a fountain at home and the controlled trickle gives a better louche? Could it be the bottle is from an older batch? Could it be my imagination?

 

The other obvious difference I noticed was the T cork was nearly impossible to get off. I twisted and pulled and pried it with a knife... finally I got a garlic press with a rubberized handle (was alone in my daughter's apartment and couldn't find pliers) and I managed to twist it off with those. The foil seal was intact.

 

It is me or it is it?

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Just wanted to point out that Pacifique is a close-out special in Washington state liquor stores, and is selling for $48. Needless to say, the bottles are going fast.

 

Gone in my neck of the woods, in fact. :3869-sadbanana:

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I grabbed a few of the last remaining bottles in Kennewick, but they still have some left. The lady at the counter looked surprised when I checked out and said she had never sold those bottles before (I guess she was never there the other times I bought it). That's the tri-cities for you. The only person buying their good booze doesn't even live there.

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I'm going to the main Spec's tomorrow and harassing the shit out of them to get Pacifique.

I hope I have the bail money! :)

 

On the good side, the monkeys are bringing me a couple of bottles tomorrow. But it sure would be nice to buy it locally.

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I was lucky enough to have Pacifique on the shelves of our local liquor stores up until this month. I was happy to nab a couple of bottles at the 30% or so discount that WA state had on it, but it's sad to think what the selection may include now that Costco, Walmart, and et. al will determine what's sold in this state.

 

Fortunately, I'm moving back to Portland, OR this year, where the taxes are lower and the selection of booze is wider! (Marc - any word on if Pacifique will be available in Portland anytime soon?)

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Thanks, Marc - I'm glad to hear that. I'll get on their site to see which locations have it in stock before I go to Portland next, and then see if we can buy a house nearer to one of those stores ;)

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Marc, I left you a message today, and need to know if you have any stores in Vancouver that carry Pacifique. I was telling a friend about it who would like to try some. It would be his first absinthe.

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any stores in Vancouver that carry Pacifique. I was telling a friend about it who would like to try some. It would be his first absinthe.
What a way to start! Shouldn't everybody have to start with a crap brand first so they can be as overwhelmed as i was when i had my first real absinthe(Pacifique)? Just taking a sip is a ritual in and of itself to me. I breathe in the aroma deeply and slowly before taking it in. Then almost slowly chew it before swallowing it slowly down a little at a time. (this is starting to sound like erotica) i better stop. But its a damn fine product that i couldn't imagine anyway of improving upon. As far as being a "first" absinthe, well, it doesnt leave much room for advancement. At least IMHO. :cheers:

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Damn it...when I saw that caption I thought it was a segue into the absinthe porn that is Pacifique. :angry2: :laugh:

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When I visited my in-laws, who live in the Sharpsburg area, I looked around quite a bit and found no Pacifique. I did find VC, St George, Mansinthe, and some others I took no notice of.

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Is there anyone in GA (specifically ATL area) that sells Pacifique? I have seen Voyager, would that mean that its possible to get the absinthe too?

 

I am not aware of any Pacific Distillery products being in GA. However, that does not mean that PD products are not there. But, if you have seen Voyager, that means Pacifique IS available also.

Praytell, in which store did you see the Voyager?

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I'll have to look again. I want to say I saw it at the beverage super center in Suwanee but I may be mistaken. I know they have Leopold's gin there.

 

I'm not a big gin fan but I always keep an eye out for "the good guys" stuff.

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I'm not a big gin fan

 

Neither was I, until I discovered Voyager.

 

billnchristy, like me you might have tried crappy gins, even the 'good' crappy gins. When you try the real good micro distilled gins, it might change your mind. I hated gin unitl I tried Silvertip, and I have a lot of faith that Voyager is also a good gin. If I see it here, I plan on buying a bottle, along with as many bottles of Pacifique as I can afford.

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