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You live in Oregon. It enters the US at NYC, which is where I live, but then it travels via ground, so it may take you an extra week or so to get it.

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Had a glass of Eichelberger tonight and I'm stunned.

Without a doubt my favourite of the vertes this far. Have to compare to a glass of Ed to be 100% sure, I think...

Anyway a big :cheers: to the creator!!

And an equally big :cheers: to the vendor in Germany for perfect delivery.

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The Eichelberger reminds me of a mid-tier HG from about 2 years ago. Back when Fudgerolls was the hot item, I wouldn't have believed that abinsthe of this quality would ever be on the market. Then I compared it with an absolute top-notch artisinal that's had about 9 months aging.

 

I appreciated the quality of the Eichelberger. But the HG was so good that I just couldn't stop laughing.

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But the HG was so good that I just couldn't stop laughing.

 

Wonder what herbs, besides the obligatory, was included in that HG :P

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But the HG was so good that I just couldn't stop laughing.

 

I sampled one or two of those recently, right after an Eichelberger.

 

I would say I came closer to experiencing tears of joy than outbursts of laughter, but I have a feeling the underlying emotion was the same. :)

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But the HG was so good that I just couldn't stop laughing.

 

Wonder what herbs, besides the obligatory, was included in that HG :P

 

Nitrous Oxide doesn't come in herb form.

 

Seriously though, herbs are only part of the equation. Process, and repeating that process many many times are the key. I find the Eichelberger to be the first commercial release that I would include on my top shelf, even if it doesn't beat the best HGs. It does have an unusual taste, but one I like, and it's also the cleanest tasting absinthe on the market.

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I haven't felt exactly qualified to comment on the Ike, since the only other CO verte I've tried is the Montmarte, but there's something about the aroma after it louches that I find unpleasant. I don't smell it in the Montmarte, and it's certainly not in the BdA or the Clandestine. All in all, I like the Ike, but it's not the first thing I'd reach for when I want an absinthe.

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I finally got to try the Ike and I have to say it is really delicious. With so many new absinthes it is hard to keep my head up and my pocket full!

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I find the Eichelberger to be the first commercial release that I would include on my top shelf, even if it doesn't beat the best HGs.

 

I agree with you totally. :cheers:

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So the concensus is that it's good stuff...

 

Which supplier is carrying it at the moment, and what's the gut feeling on the courier? By "economy", I assume we mean economy shipping, as opposed to courier? I really wouldn't want to lose a shipment if I were to order.

 

Will LDF be getting it soon, to our knowledge?

 

Great reviews, by the way - thanks, guys. More than just "good stuff," some good descriptive terms as well. I can *almost* taste it.

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I finally got to try the Ike and I have to say it is really delicious.  With so many new absinthes it is hard to keep my head up and my pocket full!

 

Somehow, I just knew you'd become an instant fan, Deluge. :)

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I find the Eichelberger to be the first commercial release that I would include on my top shelf, even if it doesn't beat the best HGs.

 

I agree with you totally. :cheers:

 

It really does remind me of some of :censor1:'s better efforts.

Edited by Hiram

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Perhaps, but I noticed quite a change in Moonjuice over just a few months of aging, and not always to the positive.

 

The stuff you've sampled for comparison has probably mutated quite a bit since it was a spring chicken.

 

MM's stuff always did have a somewhat winier and fruitier underpinning, though.

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I only said it had a hint of a certain flavour reminiscent of a bottle I had obtained from the Moon.

 

The next thing, everyone says it tastes like Moonman's.

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As soon as LDF gets this I will be breaking the piggy bank open again :cheers:

I'm gettin' the shakes myself Greytail. I'm really fighting the urge to pull the trigger for a bottle of the Ike, Duplais, and Markus Special. I'm trying to hold out until after the Redneck Gala, but it is geting harder by the day

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After the Georgia gathering you are going to be spoiled rotten. We already have some generous donations pouring in.

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The Ike is very different from anything lunar I've had. It has more flavour, and also a wonderful, mellow mouthfeel that I haven't found in stuff from the Moon, or in any other of the (too few) HGs I've tried.

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