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Absinthe drinkers?
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:53:05 AM »
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 12:44:01 PM »
Its too bad I don't, since we stumbled upon one of the finest distilleries in the world on a recent motorcycle trip

http://www.routedelabsinthe.com/en/explore/production/carte/6-distillerie-les-fils-demile-pernot.html
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 12:55:40 PM »
Its too bad I don't, since we stumbled upon one of the finest distilleries in the world on a recent motorcycle trip

http://www.routedelabsinthe.com/en/explore/production/carte/6-distillerie-les-fils-demile-pernot.html


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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 01:01:36 PM »
I have a fine bottle I picked up in France, but I haven't opened it as, I learned to my displeasure, it tastes of Licorice.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 01:31:06 PM »
I have a fine bottle I picked up in France, but I haven't opened it as, I learned to my displeasure, it tastes of Licorice.



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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 01:32:55 PM »
I didn't know it was supposed to taste that way.

I didn't do any research on it before I bought the bottle.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 03:09:37 PM »
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 08:57:35 PM »
I was a big fan in years past, when one still had to have it delivered by courier because of absurd US laws. I've tried many styles and makers; currently have two bottles in the cupboard.

There's a lot of bullsh*t info about absinthe, I'd suggest doing some research before purchase.

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 05:55:26 AM »
I have a fine bottle I picked up in France, but I haven't opened it as, I learned to my displeasure, it tastes of Licorice.

Chill it, pour it over sugar with an aerator. Takes a lot of the licorice bite away and it's wonderful.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013, 06:26:16 AM »
I was a big fan in years past, when one still had to have it delivered by courier because of absurd US laws. I've tried many styles and makers; currently have two bottles in the cupboard.

There's a lot of bullsh*t info about absinthe, I'd suggest doing some research before purchase.

I am doing some research-and I came here for the absolute WORD on the subject. The experts are here. :)
I have read that the sugar cube is not really necessary with modern absinthes, as the old stuff could be pretty rank. The better ones are naturally colored, and any you buy here in the US would have 10ppm of thujone per law. The French and Swiss seem to be most highly regarded from the tastings I have read, but some are stronger in anise and fennel. I am looking at:

Kuber - Swiss
Pernod - France (couple of different ones here)
Grande Absente - France
Lucid - France

These were the most often mentioned, but I am not sure if there is year, style, or process that is preferred, or specified.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 08:52:08 AM »
I have a fine bottle I picked up in France, but I haven't opened it as, I learned to my displeasure, it tastes of Licorice.

Chill it, pour it over sugar with an aerator. Takes a lot of the licorice bite away and it's wonderful.

This..had it in a similar fashion in a hotel in Prague. Not bad at all.  :D

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 09:45:40 AM »
+1 on the sugar cube method.  We had a party at work for our Absinthe service release in 2005 (we named releases after drinks and then had parties serving the drinks in question) and it was OK. :lol:  I'm not a big Absinthe fan, but the sugar cube helped. We also set it on fire, if memory serves.  We had Sebor Absinth, from the Czech Republic.

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 12:08:43 PM »
I think setting it on fire is referred to as the Bohemian method, and is frowned upon by connoisseurs (but who cares about them, right?).  It supposedly destroys the flavors. I have read that the sugar is unnecessary in modern mixes, but maybe I will have some on hand, just in case.

I did pick up a bottle of Lucid, and will give it a go.

I do like the coffee cup idea, might be good for work. :lol:
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 02:53:09 PM »
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »
I am only a couple of hookers and a bag of gummy bears away from a great evening.

Don't let the gummy bears get too wet. They're a mess to clean up.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 04:36:58 PM »
I am only a couple of hookers and a bag of gummy bears away from a great evening.

Don't let the gummy bears get too wet. They're a mess to clean up.
Same for the hookers.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2013, 06:05:50 PM »
Same for the hookers.


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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2013, 06:37:39 PM »
I can't believe this is carrying further than my toothpaste thread.

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2013, 06:20:18 AM »
I can't believe this is carrying further than my toothpaste thread.

Buncha derelicts.

More drinkers than brushers, who'da thunk it? Maybe it makes a good after brushing rinse.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 10:26:34 PM »
I can't believe this is carrying further than my toothpaste thread.

Buncha derelicts.

More drinkers than brushers, who'da thunk it? Maybe it makes a good after brushing rinse.

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 06:39:59 AM »
Kills more germs than scope.

True that!

So I finally got a chance to try the Lucid last night. Went with 3 parts water, and no sugar or fire. The Lucid is supposed to milder on the anise flavor and the fennel a little more pronounced. It louched nicely, and the anise was smelled more than tasted. I thought it was very smooth.

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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2013, 07:07:31 PM »
Oh my gawd,,,,,,,,

Bring your lost in the world back side over here and try some real Worm Wood Ansynthe.

I brought a bottle back from Switzerland last year and have no one to share it with.

What's with this "sugar crap"?

Arrgh....

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 09:13:09 PM »
A few years ago I went to a Halloween party sponsored by a big European absinthe maker.  They wanted everyone to do the whole sugar cube and ice water thing.  It was free so at first I had it that way, but I found it got annoying pretty quickly. I just drank it straight after that.

I usually drink hard liquor straight or sometimes on the rocks, depending on the drink.  So for me I found that to be a better experience.


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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 09:43:38 PM »
I stumbled across some Jose Quervo La Familia tonight. Had to try it after reading about it in Gene and Neda's ride report. But I will save that for the tequila thread.
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Re: Absinthe drinkers?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 09:44:30 PM »
Oh my gawd,,,,,,,,

Bring your lost in the world back side over here and try some real Worm Wood Ansynthe.

I brought a bottle back from Switzerland last year and have no one to share it with.

What's with this "sugar crap"?

Arrgh....

L;

I agree. Like it without the sugar.
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