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Posted by: mthuilli Jun 24 2008, 06:17 AM

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-23-2008/0004837427&EDATE=
Fo' real?

Posted by: Alan Jun 24 2008, 06:22 AM

Fo' real … apart from the fact that it's VIRIDIAN.

Posted by: mthuilli Jun 24 2008, 06:47 AM

Corrictid.

Posted by: EdouardPerneau Jun 24 2008, 09:41 AM

Nice to hear I'll be able to get NO and clandestine at the duty free store ohmy.gif (about half hour of driving)

Posted by: Spoon Jun 24 2008, 12:59 PM

Nice! Two brands I actually like and will buy!

Posted by: Rimbaud Jun 24 2008, 01:14 PM

Good booze news!

Posted by: Deluge Jun 24 2008, 01:15 PM

Hmph. For $110 I might as well just order from LDF.

Posted by: mthuilli Jun 24 2008, 01:20 PM

N.O. is $110 too at LdF (+ shipping)

Posted by: speedle Jun 24 2008, 01:39 PM

Right, and remember that's the suggested retail price. It may, in fact, be lower or higher. I estimate that I would be saving at least $70 bucks a bottle this way, nuthin' to sneeze at, Deluge.

Posted by: Rimbaud Jun 24 2008, 01:54 PM

It'd be nicer if it was, like, $70.

Probably sell a lot more as well.

Posted by: Provenance Jun 24 2008, 02:03 PM

I'll wait for Pacifique.

Posted by: hartsmar Jun 24 2008, 02:15 PM

With the current exchange rate, N.O is about $150 in Sweden... Stop complaining.

Posted by: Provenance Jun 24 2008, 02:33 PM

Price is the least of NO's problems.

Posted by: Deluge Jun 24 2008, 02:37 PM

Deluge sez…

Nothing changes if folks stop complaining!

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 24 2008, 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 07:03 AM) *

I'll wait for Pacifique.


Posted by: Doctor Love Jun 24 2008, 02:44 PM


QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 07:33 AM) *
Price is the least of NO's problems.


I know some people just have bad luck, but how is it someone pisses in your Cheerios every single day? harhar.gif

Posted by: mthuilli Jun 24 2008, 03:18 PM

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 03:03 PM) *

I'll wait for Pacific.


I wouldn't, it's http://www.ricardpastis.com/societe/index.html

Posted by: Provenance Jun 24 2008, 03:39 PM

Bonus.

Posted by: speedle Jun 24 2008, 04:29 PM

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 10:33 AM) *
Price is the only one of NO's problems.


Yes, I'd agree. wink.gif

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Posted by: Spoon Jun 24 2008, 05:03 PM

NO is one of my favorite commercial absinthes. I never get tired of it. I'm a little surprised that it's the first Jade to come to the US, though, because it's the only one that is classified "amer" in France.

Posted by: Provenance Jun 24 2008, 05:14 PM

I always found NO to be too strange. As for the amer label, perhaps it's been reformulated for the Amer-ican market.

Posted by: Patlow Jun 24 2008, 05:19 PM

It has always been tops on my list as well, just something about. Good stuff. I can't wait to overpay for it in my own country.

Edit: 1000th post! What do I get?!?!? Oh, that's right, nothing… Damnit!

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 24 2008, 05:35 PM

At one time, that would've gotten you into da mob.

Sorry I killed that option for ya. harhar.gif


I usually found NO to be too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.

Posted by: Poke Salad Papa Jun 24 2008, 05:49 PM

Someone once said that Lucid was perhaps a Jade light, if that holds true then they should be very similar perhaps too similar for an old drunk like me to even tell the difference.

Posted by: Shabba53 Jun 24 2008, 05:52 PM

I wouldn't worry too much about that. wink.gif

Posted by: Provenance Jun 24 2008, 06:04 PM

QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *
too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.

That's what you said about Jack.

Posted by: Spoon Jun 24 2008, 06:14 PM

QUOTE(Poke Salad Papa @ Jun 24 2008, 10:49 AM) *
Someone once said that Lucid was perhaps a Jade light, if that holds true then they should be very similar perhaps too similar for an old drunk like me to even tell the difference.

No, they're not at all similar.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 24 2008, 06:20 PM

I like Jade N.O., no real objections to it. It does have an idiosyncratic taste, but it just happens to be something that appeals to my taste buds. Only ever bought one bottle though, I bet its improved since its initial release. All the Jades have.

So basically we'd essentially be getting NO and Clandestine without shipping but plus a little sales tax. That's an improvement over the current situation. Can't wait to see what else lies down the road…

Posted by: Wilson Jun 24 2008, 06:28 PM

Even though some frown upon it because they drink way better on a daily basis, this is still better than what we have available now. Things are looking up.

Posted by: Patlow Jun 24 2008, 06:57 PM

QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *

At one time, that would've gotten you into da mob.

Sorry I killed that option for ya. harhar.gif



Heheheheheh…

Posted by: tabreaux Jun 24 2008, 11:36 PM

QUOTE(Spoon @ Jun 24 2008, 12:03 PM) *

NO is one of my favorite commercial absinthes. I never get tired of it. I'm a little surprised that it's the first Jade to come to the US, though, because it's the only one that is classified "amer" in France.


I could go into an exhausting tirade about the technicalities associated with the legal definition of "amer", but there may not be enough bandwidth here to support it. het.gif I feel it's going to be a vestigial term before long anyway.

The good news is that N.O. has not been reformulated. Production has become more expensive and exacting due to the increased controls, but the quality of the product is undiminished.

Posted by: EdouardPerneau Jun 25 2008, 12:09 AM

Do you plan to introduce the other jade later ?

Posted by: speedle Jun 25 2008, 12:19 AM

QUOTE(Wilson @ Jun 24 2008, 02:28 PM) *
Even though some frown upon it because they drink way better on a daily basis, this is still better than what we have available now. Things are looking up.


Unless it's HG, they're isn't a way better. Better, mebbe. Belle Amie, the new Doubs, perhaps on par, perhaps better. Way better, um, no.

Oh, and TAB sez no reformulatin' has been done.

Posted by: Wild Bill Turkey Jun 25 2008, 12:26 AM

It's cool that you repeated that, so nobody had to scroll up two posts and read his actual post.

Posted by: speedle Jun 25 2008, 01:07 AM

Oops. That's what I get for not PTFA the entire thread before posting.

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 25 2008, 01:20 AM

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 11:04 AM) *

QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *
too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.

That's what you said about Jack.


Despite those clownvogs, and the British teeth, I never once referred to Bater as an 'it'.

Posted by: Dpanice Jun 25 2008, 02:45 AM

Congrats, Ted, on bringing your flagship product home. abs-cheers.gif

I can't wait to see more of the Jades land on U.S. soil…

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 25 2008, 05:01 PM

QUOTE(tabreaux @ Jun 24 2008, 07:36 PM) *

I feel it's going to be a vestigial term before long anyway.


Ah, the evolution of Absinthe regulations has revealed that the allele for "Amer" is recessive? It's about time we cross bred other varieties of Absinthe regulation with the French type, thus hopefully rendering the French vestigial phenotype irrelevant.

Posted by: SoulShade Jun 26 2008, 12:03 AM

This is great news. So far Americans new to absinthe have a much better chance of starting out on the right foot then most Europeans had just three to five years ago.

Posted by: absinthist Jun 26 2008, 07:39 AM

Interesting news, indeed. However, from what I have seen at Alan's blog, there are some crapsinths coming along together with better brands, so the news is not that great. Someone should prevent that from happening, so Americans would get only the best, without repeating the European scenario we have witnessed some years ago.

Posted by: Tibro Jun 26 2008, 07:53 AM

I don't think it's possible to pass laws mandating that all absinthe be quality absinthe. But, yes, there should be some way to insure that all liquors labelled absinthe (or extrait if you're French, or absinthist) are absinthe.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 26 2008, 04:20 PM

All I know is that Le Tourment Vert has a far more expansive marketing campaign in the US than any of the better absinthes available. They've got reps setting up in liquor stores everywhere with a nice looking fountain and all that, and their reps are not very knowledgeable.

Viridian needs to do some print ads highlighting the differences between oil mix artificially colored crap and real distilled absinthe, otherwise people are going to buy Le Tourment Vert instead of their stuff because it's a little cheaper, the bottle is attractive and they've got reps everywhere spreading disinformation.

Posted by: Tibro Jun 26 2008, 06:14 PM

QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Jun 26 2008, 06:20 PM) *

All I know is that Le Tourment Vert has a far more expansive marketing campaign in the US than any of the better absinthes available.

It would appear they've got some money.
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DAVID ARQUETTE's new movie short is the first to be produced by French Absinthe brand Le Tourment Vert.

The quirky 3-D film, The Butler's in Love, is based on a Mark Stock painting that Arquette first spotted in San Francisco, California restaurant Bix, where the actor and then-wife-to-be Courteney Cox held their pre-wedding rehearsal dinner in 1999.

Arquette tells blogger Marc Malkin, "I never forgot about the painting. I think of the romance behind it."

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 27 2008, 12:37 AM

Apparently their absinthe isn't the only thing they've funded that should be flushed down the toilet.

A self-indulgent film made about a personal anecdote from a mediocre actor inspired by a painting he liked that reminds him of his wife. Boy, I'm camping out all night so I can get tickets to see that. Way to go La Tourment, your generous funding of the arts is helping bring recognition to the next Edgar Degas.

Whoever says Absinthe doesn't inspire great art is clearly mistaken.

Posted by: Patlow Jun 27 2008, 01:05 AM

Donnie, you have been so surly lately! I love it! I love it! Summer makes me mad as hell too! Raise it!

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 27 2008, 02:56 AM

Or raze it, even.

Posted by: dom_lochet Jun 27 2008, 06:39 AM

QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Jun 27 2008, 02:37 AM) *

A self-indulgent film made about a personal anecdote from a mediocre actor inspired by a painting he liked that reminds him of his wife. Boy, I'm camping out all night so I can get tickets to see that. Way to go La Tourment, your generous funding of the arts is helping bring recognition to the next Edgar Degas.



You'll make Dewey cry…

Posted by: Selmac Jun 27 2008, 02:39 PM

Mediocre actor? I think you give that guy far too much credit.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Jun 27 2008, 03:10 PM

QUOTE(Patlow @ Jun 26 2008, 09:05 PM) *

Donnie, you have been so surly lately! I love it! I love it! Summer makes me mad as hell too! Raise it!


Yeah, it must be the humidity. Quite honestly that painter Arquette liked the painting by is really good, I like his stuff a lot and I think it's a cool idea to make a short based on a painting. I just wish somebody other than Arquette was doing it and somebody other than La Tourment was paying for it.

Posted by: absinthist Jun 27 2008, 05:11 PM

Painting is ok, but where is absinthe in it?




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Posted by: Doctor Love Jun 27 2008, 06:46 PM


It looks like the subject is wondering the same thing.

Posted by: absinthist Jun 27 2008, 09:05 PM

And since the glass is empty, we and he will never know.

Posted by: Tibro Jun 27 2008, 09:49 PM

He's wondering why those fucks gave him a cocktail glass to drink absinthe. The storyboards show him in the next frame glad to have a real martini instead of the Torment they're serving.

La Torment - the only thing missing is u. A horror flick.

Posted by: Helfrich Jun 27 2008, 09:59 PM

Yet another cocktail fag with an empty glass. Give him his real martini.

Posted by: Wild Bill Turkey Jun 27 2008, 10:05 PM

QUOTE(absinthist @ Jun 27 2008, 10:11 AM) *

Painting is ok, but where is absinthe in it?

All his paintings have the same title: "the Butler's in Love". The one with absinthe in it is http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--10100349/SP--A/IGID--853795/The_Butler_in_Love.htm?sOrig=CRT&sOrigId=9274&ui=E58AFEA0EE3D4D7BA15DE91413B9BE6A. It's okay. It's a very very large painting, over the piano at a restaurant here called Bix.

Posted by: Helfrich Jun 27 2008, 10:13 PM

It's okay but the guy seems to be obsessed with empty glasses. That might not be entirely healthy.

Posted by: Provenance Jun 27 2008, 10:14 PM

Compared to…?

Posted by: Tibro Jun 27 2008, 10:20 PM

But that's not Torment on the table, is it?

Posted by: mthuilli Jun 27 2008, 10:28 PM

Looks like Pernod Fils to me (except for the color in the glass).

Posted by: Helfrich Jun 27 2008, 10:40 PM

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 28 2008, 12:14 AM) *

Compared to…?

Compared to Tibro of course. What a silly question.

Posted by: Tibro Jun 27 2008, 10:44 PM

The picture of health. Wish I was Dorian Grey, though.

Posted by: Absomphe Jun 28 2008, 12:38 AM

Fictional?

Seconded.

Posted by: speedle Jun 28 2008, 01:41 AM

Well, since the painting is supposed to be a scene from 1911, it all seems appropriate. Except for the part where this painter dude can't seem to come up with some other title for his other paintings?

Posted by: Nymphadora Jun 28 2008, 01:51 AM

The butler in the painting reminds me of Tim Conway.

Posted by: absinthist Jun 28 2008, 07:02 AM

QUOTE(Helfrich @ Jun 27 2008, 01:59 PM) *

Yet another cocktail fag with an empty glass. Give him his real martini.

Rosso or Bianco?
QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ Jun 27 2008, 02:05 PM) *

All his paintings have the same title: "the Butler's in Love".

Thanks, Bill. Very inventive artist I must admit.
QUOTE(Tibro @ Jun 27 2008, 02:20 PM) *

But that's not Torment on the table, is it?

Torment in a'la Pernod fils bottle, how to deceive the customer more?

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