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Pikkle
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I find the Emile has to be mixed at least 4:1... i know this because Tyler knows this.
I'm pretty much of the 2:1 or 3:1 school and it was a bit overwhelming at that ratio... at about 4:1 the more subtle characteristics avail themselves, the alcholic tendencies subside and you feel like you're drinking liquid countryside... but that's me and I could be wrong.
Traineraz
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

How come my fairy is golden instead of brown, like everyone else's? Could it be that the heat (two days sitting in Reno, Nevada) had an impact?

Yes, that's right, it comes out of the bottle a pale gold.

My two cents' worth:

I found that my first taste, unfortunately, was strongly reminiscent of the . . . er . . . Nasty Sebor Strong. Not so much the flavor, but the back-of-the-throat *SHUDDER* effect.

The next day I tried it again (after paying $85, I wasn't going to throw it away!), and it was actually much better. The *SHUDDER* effect was significantly diminished, and tonight is gone completely. Perhaps it needed some air? Some cool, dark cabinet quiet time?

I find Emile to be very delicate in flavor (now that the *SHUDDER* effect is gone) compared to the anise-heavy Spanish fare to which I have become accustomed. It's not something I could see "slamming back," simply because it requires a wee bit more attention to appreciate. This is definitely a sipping drink.

There is an undertone vaguely reminiscent of a pleasant-tasting cough drop, and a slight tongue-tingle which doesn't feel like alcohol alone.

I tried it both with and without sugar, finding that the sugar did indeed add a bit of body to the flavor, but I prefer it without. There is no bitterness I can detect which would require masking.
Traineraz
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2002 - 2:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Emile is here! All in one piece! Thanks to the persistence of Officer Ian, of course!

There is no evidence of sexual assault or other abuse by those people in Reno; the little fairy seemed quite happy, resting in his little styrofoam crib. I do wish that his escort had waited until I opened the front door to leave, however; the little tyke could have wandered off if I'd not been home!

Since when do couriers leave innocent little fairies sitting all by themselves in plain view? Seems thoughtless to me . . . but at least he got here OK!

I'll be sure to give him a thorough "interview" later on!
Pikkle
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2002 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My Emile arrived whilst I was in the Big Macintosh sampling all of his cousins... what a way to spend the 4th!
Traineraz
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

. . . and my order has been cursed.

Poor little Emile got misdirected by the courier, and is resting comfortably with a foster family in Reno, Nevada. Emile will come to Tucson on Friday.
Giovannigray
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I received my SECOND order of Emile 68 today..I ordered it on Sunday. So, two days from shipment, only three days from my initial order.

Ian's got this thing down.
Tavarua
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Funky, not a junky, but I nkow where to get it.
Traineraz
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

All right, all you lucky stiff types . . .

Officer Ian has sent a Fairy Clone, and the escort called me from London today to be sure I will be at home tomorrow to meet the little tyke.

After all your reviews, I can't wait to make Emile's acquaintance!
Greenmeanie
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 3:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I posted the following earlier under a different thread. This one might be a better place :-)

I got my Un Emile on Tuesday and I REALLY like it. Granted I am complete FNG when it comes to absinthe (having tasted only 8 different kinds) but I knows what I likes!

I tried it sugared (one small cube) and un-sugared. Ratio of about 1:3. I like it either way with a SLIGHT lean to the sugar. This is so SMMMOOOTH that it can be very, very dangerous.

I like the fact that the anis is subdued and that the other flavors can come through. One thing about the flavor and the aroma has me puzzled. There is a sharp/pungent/different undertone that pops up amongst the other flavors that I can't put my finger (tounge?) on. It's familiar but I can't place it. So far I have not come across it before (NS, Deva, MM, La Bleu, Pernod 68, Slerpis). Could it be a pronounced wormwood?

Ted, any input??
Maldoror
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you my friend.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Maldo:

http://www.absintheonline.com
This is the ONLY source for Un Emile 68°
Maldoror
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Pardon my ignorance however I can't seem to figure out from this thread where everyone has ordered Emile 68 from. Absintheonline.com? If someone could point me in the right direction, I would be most greatful. Haven't been around the forum much lately.
Bunnylebowski
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

be vewwy vewwy qwiet
Pikkle
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wabbit, that wan't no prank... that was crime... and you need to mete out your own particularly ghoulish version of justice on this so called co-worker... okay? Now go...
Bunnylebowski
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

well, the couriers are still stupid, because they didn't deliver the first time to an address which I get deliveries to all the time. But I still got it within 4 business days of it shipping! That being said, I don't care because the 68 is good good good and Ian was super responsive.
Exactly as Ted said, on par with the best of the La Bleues. I took it with a little sugar, based on what Emile 45 is like, and I don't think the 68 really needs much sugar either. The louche isn't as good as the 45, but who cares? The higher alcohol seems to bring out the flavors more than what's in the 45.
Hmmm, my ear is beginning to bother me. Perhaps my ex-girlfriend could use it...
Chevalier
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You owe an apology to the "huevon" couriers.
Bunnylebowski
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 2:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

OK, Emile 68 arrived yesterday, and one of my co-workers snitched it as a prank. Got it back though intact! Ians service is great!
Bunnylebowski
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Not my case. Apparently the dumb shit couriers in my city don't understand how to deliver to a correct address which Markus has no problem delivering to and has done so several times!
Again, this is not Ians fault, but the stupid couriers who won't deliver to an address that has a name, street address, floor number, and zip code.

I'm feeling another binge coming on...
Traineraz
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

UPDATE:

The honorable Officer Ian has informed me that poor Emile appears to have been abducted by aliens. A flying cigar (a Macanudo, I believe) was spotted near the airport at the same time Emile vanished. Several mutilated tofu bricks were found in a field nearby. They had been mysteriously drained of all flavor.

Fortunately, Officer Ian tells me that the little brown fairy was one of many in the current litter, and he will arrange to have another little fairy sent to me shortly if the aliens do not return Emile. He assures me that I will not notice the difference, and that I may even call the replacement fairy by the same name.

Many thanks to Officer Ian for all his assistance and dedication in resolving this most distressing missing-fairy case!
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 5:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I will serve Un Emile to my friends, but only a few of them.

I find its louche quite beautiful, not at all disappointing. It is very much the quality portrayed in fin de siecle paintings of absinthe: somewhat clouded, but with the original color still present.

Haven't tried it with the fountain yet, which is still at the old place.
Absinthespoon
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 4:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Count me as a deleriously satisfied customer. But I expected no less from our three heroes!
Absinthedrinker
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 3:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

We like to help citizens in any way we can. Bear in mind that somtimes the Fairy will arrive when you are out and may disappear without leaving her calling card if she feels threatened. Other times she will feel safe and sit and wait for you. One solution is to pass on your phone number and her guardians will give you a call to advise you how to get in contact.
Traineraz
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 12:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Update:

Officer Ian has put out an APB for the missing Brown Fairy, and will be contacting Emile's escort to determine his whereabouts.

I'm so glad that Officer Ian is such a thoughtful and responsive gentleman. A credit to the force, he is!

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