I used to come here in the mid-oughts - back when the flying monkeys brought the hooch. I went to school and thus the poor house. I've had to survive on the occasional Lucid gift box. I still have some fougerolles blanche, Marcus prototypes and a about 2 cl of L'artisanale left. I'm looking for the best vendors - but right now it seems everyone is out of stock of stuff I might buy.
BTW, did l'artisanale become a commercial brand? That may have been my favorite. And I loved Eichelberger.
Any steering in those directions would be appreciated.
Wooperman asked me about the best places to buy certain European absinthes and I had to reply that there are people here who would know, much better than I do. I recommended that he pose his question on the board. He's not a freak or anything like that; he's interested in quality absinthe. L'Artisanale was only sold that one time.
Welcome back, Woop.
I think found what I'm looking for, for now - and I remember that it just requires looking and staying on top of the latest news, reviews, etc. I was looking to make a quick order.
Hoping that Pacifique, Ridge, and Vieux Pont offerings are right for me. Reviews look promising.
Catskill folks are set to provide.
Now I wait.
Too bad they're all out of Blues Cat, though.
I heard mention of this blues cat…i guess it wont be back?
On a side note, I busted back into some of the old bottles of prototype…a few of which I thought were just off back in the day…some of them have mellowed well. Prototype 29…i am shocked. I didn't think they'd get better with time in the half empty bottle. Odd and herbal yes - but kind of awesome. My desperation has treated me well.
I hate to be passe', but…anyone still harboring these old prototypes care to share opinions? Worth a taste. I have 27 29 31, one with no label.
Is there an oak aged absinthe yet?
Am I rambling?
Edit: Prototypes are Lion's stuff…i realized there may be many prototypes around.
Blues Cat was probably a one-time thing like Artisanale, but not all of it was bottled in the first bottling. It should improve with age. There are some people using oak barrels, Leopold and Stefano among them if I remember correctly.
Yes, L'ancienne is good stuff. There will be another run of it in the fall with bottling taking place probably in 2013, after it has rested in oak barrels.
Welcome back. You and I both shared a brief absence from absinthe.
The folks at catskills are top notch people.
Heart is fonder…
I heard a few other NY stores carry BC, so search a bit before despairing. L'Ancienne and Ridge Verte are good current COs.
Last time I checked, Astor wines still had BC.
The Walton Waters is very good as well.
BC is gone.
The walton waters…meadow of love….The violet in the MOL makes me think "too weird", but I like the quirky absinthes so I'd probably like it.
Is WW more of a traditional recipe?
In time I will get them both….probably at the same time.
It is more or less traditional.
Both DP absinthe offerings are good. For me, they are very sweet. MoL moreso than WW. I detect a bit more Fennel in the WW. Actually, the first time I had some of the WW I was reminded of CLB in some of the flavors up front. Very refreshing.
Welcome back. I have still some Matter/Lion P31 blanche and verte left and they have mellowed somewhat. The both have strong wormwood and pleasant anise. The blanche tastes simpler (maybe it is the verte without coloring).
About purchasing European absinthes online, see the recommended vendors thread. Lion, Absinthes.com, LdF, many to choose from. I haven't had Eichelberg for a long time, but a glass of Alandia Suisse Verte Clandestine reminded me of it -- very similar, less the coriander.
Looks like the US offerings are gonna hold me over for now. But I am looking forward to L'ancienne and the new crafted stuff - oak aged, I can't wait. I want the new breeds!
I was so out of the loop that at the time of asking Artemis I didn't know about Ridge, D. Phoenix, Pacifique. So now it's pretty much a quest for USA goods. I took a nap during the ban and woke up in a world of less expensive and easier to obtain absinthe.
Now I just want the US vendors to have all I want.
An Absinthe WAL*MART !
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