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Petermarc
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

yes, the tarragona bottles in the shop are standard screw caps...someone found some old stock
and put it into wood boxes with a date, probably found on the spanish tax tape over the cap...
Timk
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

if its pre prohibition, than it would likely be corked and waxed anyway
Etienne
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The bottle I have had a wax sealed top. It's a one liter, though the bottle is shaped differently than the newer edition.
Timk
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 1:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

and is presented in a bottle with a wax sealed top. The Tarragona stuff has as far as i can see just been bottle aged
Absinthespoon
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Chartreuse V.E.P. (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé) is made using the same processes and the same secret formula as the traditional liqueur, and by extra long ageing in oak casks it reaches an exceptional quality."
Timk
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Actually, it looks to me like its standard chartreuse thats sat in a distributors warehouse since they produced it in Tarragona
Absinthespoon
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Looking at the Chartreuse website, I think the $150 bottle at Beltramo's (yuppie wine shop in silicon valley) must be the "V.E.P.":

Chartreuse V.E.P. (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé) "aged exceptionally long"

apparently it's aged in oak casks.
Cheri
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

When I first opened a miniature of green Chartreuse, my immediate deduction was, "Shake and Bake!" (not the action, the chicken coating..)
Themagicman
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks guys Im going to have to check in to this and get myself a bottle thanks again
Absinthespoon
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The worst-tasting liqueur I have ever tasted is Fernet Branca, which also contains wormwood. I can only drink it if I hold my breath.
Timk
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 9:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

After a brief resampling, from three miniatures I got in France last year, Im happy to say, that The three worst tasting liqueurs I have ever tasted are, in reverse order:

3)Yellow Chartreuse
2)Green Chartreuse
1)Elixir Vegetal
Timk
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 9:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yellow Chartreuse is IMHO the only mildly paletable version, elixir vegetal makes me want to be sick, as does green chartreuse, yellow has a mild honey flavour but still tastes horrible.

Oh, anyone out there tell me anything much about Quinquina? I have had a brief look for information, but there seems to be little on the internet.

On a related note, recently I found a Pyrogenee for "vraikina" in a flea-market recently. Didnt buy it though.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

So it was a sufficient condition. But perhaps she had a non-related cardiac arrest at the same time, compounded by a stroke, acute diabetes and tennis elbow. Together, these could very well have been fatal. (Except for the stroke.)
Petermarc
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

ah, scientific questions! my team will start injecting guinea-pigs asap...
Absinthespoon
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 8:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

what's the delay time? when did she start drinking it? (how much time do I have left?)

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