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Posted on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I would be curious to read any available reviews of the Kubler as it compares to other La Bleues, I have tried but one La Bleue & it was Betty's #1
I am completley ignorant when it comes to absinthe, especially La Bleues but I do know it was my favorite so far.

I can't wait to get my hands on some more La Bleue,Kubler or otherwise(is Kubler a La Bleue?).
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 8:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Looking forward to my Kubler. You know, I've noticed the La Fee fucks me up more than anything else too (and I only got the 45% Verte!). What do they put in it? I think they're doctoring it with something else toxic to make you think that it's the thujone.... Maybe I'm just allergic to all that food colouring! I think the colour of La Fee is absolutely beautiful, the best I've ever seen in an absinthe, but that's primarily because it's totally fake. If you're looking for authentic, Segarra is the way to go. I like NS's colour too, a nice dark olive tint. I would definitely not call LaFee an authentic absinthe, and the taste is very unnatural, but I like it as a drink, not as an Absinthe. It does have that hint of LB lemon balm dryness though, which is nice...
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 7:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Markus,

I think the current shipping is great. I see on the new international orders form that shipping for 2 bottles is only 44 euros, and up to 4 bottles for 70 euros. I think this is very fair, and I very much appreciate the speed of the delivery (6 days!).
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

''Segarra-ish ''

Do you mean the butterscotchy taste coming from the barrel aging or just the smooth texture of wine spirit ?
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 4:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Markus

Definitely keep the option for your current shipping also. That was fast. ;-)

I tried the Kubler last night, I liked it a lot, tasted very like the La Bleues I had tried but with a hint of something Segarra-ish that I liked.

I need to try the Oxygénée again tonight, I was distracted when I had my first glass, but I found it very smooth, interesting and tasty.

I may have to rethink my favorites list. It's been Segarra, but both of these are right up there.

And since folks are talking about La Fée, I do like it, though it isn't as sublime or tasty as the 3 I mentioned above. Definitely my favorite of all the commercial absinthes with that much alcohol in it, and for some reason it fucks me up more than any of them. It's still in my top 5, but I've yet to try Pernod or Guy (nor Emile or the mystery Logan Fil).

Thanks again Markus, you'll be receiving more orders from, and be sure to let me know if anything happens with that thing you mentioned.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Blackjack,
I just saw my mistake - you're right, it's eabsinth...

I myself prefer sorts that are not artificially coloured like Segarra, Lasala or Ulex.


Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


La Fee is sold from, not It's not to shabby, if a bit overpriced and VERY artificially colored. is the home of Absinth King...

I look forward to doing business with you, as soon as I have some spare money. Always glad to have another good retailer.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

go to the url in Mclion's profile ...

we will be adding him to the guide sooooooon.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey! What is (are) the URL(s) to buy this Kubler???? I'm still waiting on the second half of my wolvie order and I'm getting a bit parched... ack, gurgle, gack!
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

La Fee, do you mean the stuff from

I just received a bottle and found it crap! To me it tastes simply cheap!

You're absolutly right - only the personal taste counts!

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I like the new Pernod as well,I personally think it is better than la fee.La fee is not bad,but again let your OWN taste buds be your guide.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Kubler is good.It is not as herbal as some la bleues but it is good.I like it and only what I like matters to me,I think it is a quality product.Let YOUR taste buds be your guide!!
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nice to read, that you're satisfied with the products and the time for shipping.

To lower the shipping fees I could offer a surfacemail service. This takes really longer (I'll find out how long). This costs approximately half the airmail fee...

Is there a demand in english descriptions? If yes, may I use some of your reviews, to get things started?

Kind Regards

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I liked the Pernod. I thought that it had a smoother quality than others. Some of the absinthe which I have drank almost give a peppery taste in the back of the throat.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have just tasted the Kubler. I have nothing to compare it with, since I have never had a La Bleue before. The liquor is colorless and unsweetened. The smell before addition of water is very woodsy and floral. I don't really smell anis at all. It smells quite different from anything I have ever had. I used one sugar cube for 1 and a half oz., and added about 3 and a half ounces of water slowly. The fragrance intensifies with the addition of the water, then recedes very slightly. The louche is abundant and white, but sort of translucent, not extremely opaque. It is not bright white, maybe tending slightly towards yellow but very slightly. The taste is very woodsy. I can taste what Ted is talking about in his review, a sort of burnt quality, but I don't find it unpleasant. There is a vague taste way in the background that reminds me more of licorice than anis. It would say the taste is quite complex. I imagine they used a number of herbs to make this stuff. All in all, quite interesting. I probably wouldn't buy it regularly but it is good to have a wide selection to taste.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I only ordered one because that would have put my credit card over the limit, because I'm a financially irresposible person who after drinking 4 glasses of LB decides its a good idea to try out that kiddie porn snuff film site that's only $150 for 2 weeks recurring membership.....
OK, the real reason was because I figured it was less risky to spend $100 on something I haven't had and may not like than $150 and have 2 bottles.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Markus' shipping is 70 euros for up to 4 bottles.
SC shipping for 1 bottle is 63 euros for 1 or 2 bottles (airmail) and 112 euros for 4 bottles, so Markus is a better value for shipping if you order more than 2 bottles.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

why did you only order one bottle...I think shipping for 4 bottles is 70 dollars total...

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just ordered a bottle of Kubler myself. The shipping was a goddamn ripoff ($50!). Is it that much more expensive to ship airmail from Germany? SC only charges $30. Oh well, still better than paying $150-200 for a LaBleu, I guess.
If you want to translate their site, if you have a Mac w/ OSX you can use this killer program called Watson which translates from German to English fairly well. It also does tons of other cool shit like show TV listings, local movies w/ previews, recipes, currency conversion, package tracking, and picture searches. You can also use Babelfish. It seems to work fairly well with German. It sucks w/ French, Spanish and Chinese though.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just ordered today a bottle of Kubler, can´t wait. I have also been waiting for something else after the spanish stuff.

I could´t decide between oxygenee and pernod 68, and finally ordered the pernod, after reading this topic I guess I made a mistake, damn.

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:23 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you for the info.. I will try that.. The Kubler sounds nice at the moment.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nascent, Just choose your products and send Markus an email asking for a total. His English is very good. I think the shipping is about 70 euros for up to 4 bottles. There is no need to go through the check-out process in German.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This site loooks nice, but i cant read german :( Where is that damn German to English book when I need it ??
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Get a bottle of is no different from any other la bleue (well not enough to pay 150 USD more per bottle) that I have tasted generally speaking. I found Ted's review accurate of my impression of this product, not great, but just another la bleue, simple but alpine.

The new Pernod is real crap, stay away from it. I am interested in trying the new Emile, although I am not sure when it will be out. Certainly have to get my hands on a bottle of Logan Fils!

At any rate, Kubler isn't bad, isn't great either, but if you can get it for less than 100 USD a bottle I would go for it (buy from Markus at he is a great guy all around, good fast shipping as well)...

- J
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Okay, if you had a choice, and money WAS an issue, which would you order? I've been waiting for "Un Emile" to become available, but my curiosity is getting the best of me. I want to try something better than the Spanish and Czech stuff I've had so far, but I can't see spending $150+ for a single bottle, and waiting for Wolvie sounds like a slow death according to the latest posts.

Is Kubler a good "next step"? Or, should I get a bottle of La Bleue? Ted's review of Kubler wasn't exactly glowing, but could that have been a bad "overcooked" batch?

Decisions, decisions - calling Captain Consumer....

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