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wooperman
post Nov 14 2006, 06:14 PM
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Are any of you old timers interested in making top 25 lists of the movers and shakers in the absinthe world.
I come here looking for reviews and see many of your posts, then i realize some of you have strong active roles in the absinthe world.
Something like name and description, ie. 1. Ted Brueax, inventor, Jade Absinthe, unofficial spokescreature of the culture.

Don't do it based on personal stuff, like Ted (who many people seem to dis) would have to rank very high as he is the face of absinthe media, and invented a good product.

Please no dead people...that would be more for a timeline.

Would it be too much negative exposure?
I guess some people would like to remain anonymous.


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post Nov 14 2006, 06:21 PM
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Spokescreature?

I believe that'd be Marilyn Manson.


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post Nov 14 2006, 06:51 PM
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This is just a shot in the dark but...

1. Ted Breaux
For obvious reasons. He seems to have been ahead of everyone else in resurrecting quality absinthe from the beginning.

2. Kallisti
We wouldn't be here without her, and Ted wouldn't have had found as big of an audience.

3. Oxygenee
Absinthe historian extroardinaire, virtual absinthe museum curator, absinthe developer, antique dealer, owner of LDF, the Indiana Jones of Vintage Absinthe, the list goes on and on.

3A. There are a handful of true independent absinthe pioneers out there, who need to stay nameless for their own protection, but who nonetheless deserve anonymous appreciation. They have raised the bar for absinthe quality and served as an inspiration for many absinthe enthusiasts. They have also greatly contributed to public knowledge of a great many details about absinthe, its origins, its manufacture and its history.

3B. Pierre Verte
Co-founder of LDF, developer of absinthe, and continuing absinthe pioneer. Duh. Most of us have decent commercial absinthe on our shelves because of him.

4. Louched Liver
Lounge Icon, and the first person to hold large absinthe parties in the US where independent absinthe innovators were encouraged to share their work, which opened the eyes of many absinthe enthusiasts. He is singlehandedly responsible for exposing more people to outstanding absinthe at that time than any other person.

5. Barnaby Conrad
Author of the first not-entirely-bullshit book on absinthe I'm aware of.

6. Artemis
Translator of several key documents pertaining to absinthe's history and manufacture, co-author of a great book with Benoit Noel and Pierre Verte, skilled researcher, writer and debater.

I have to stop here for now, I'm hungry. Sorry if I forgot someone obvious, don't hate me...

Jack Batemaster belongs on whatever list is made up too. So does Don, Jade gets it's name of, um, peculiar origin from him, and he was the first person to open the door for people to get Swiss La Bleue and initial sponsor of Ted. I'll give Butty credit too, though it makes my skin crawl saying that...
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post Nov 14 2006, 07:06 PM
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Butty makes everybody's skin crawl. Away.

Now, just add some dates and particular events of interest to the names . . . I've got just the spot for them!


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post Nov 14 2006, 07:45 PM
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FYI, oxygenee does not own any part of LDF.


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post Nov 14 2006, 08:04 PM
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In all fairness, Betty should have a prominent position. For many of us, she provided our first bottle of "proper" absinthe - her La Bleue #2. Until the release of the first Un Emile 68, this was really the only true distilled absinthe available.

I think it's very sad that she hasn't grown and developed as the industry has grown and developed, but whatever you think of her, her pioneering role in the absinthe renaissance shouldn't be forgotten.

Frenchman Phil should also have a mention, as he almost single-handedly created the modern market for absinthiana.

And a certain Madame Delahaye wrote a few useful books as well...


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post Nov 14 2006, 08:11 PM
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Ian is a given right there with Peter.



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post Nov 14 2006, 08:21 PM
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How about Deep Forest?
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post Nov 14 2006, 08:38 PM
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What I was hoping would be used as criteria are people who are moving and shaking now...not a historical reflection or else Dr. Ordinaire and the Henriod ladies of Couvet would be 1 & 2.


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post Nov 14 2006, 10:20 PM
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I don't see any dead people mentioned above, unless you know something that happened the last hour that I don't know...


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post Nov 14 2006, 10:33 PM
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Just beating people to the punch! abs-cheers.gif
You know how these abstract things can get.


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post Nov 14 2006, 10:38 PM
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The Jamestown Punch is over there on the table . . . feel free to beat us to it. abs-cheers.gif


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post Nov 14 2006, 11:25 PM
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I hope you choke on your own vomit too!!! abs-cheers.gif


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post Nov 14 2006, 11:31 PM
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You know what's worse than choking on your own vomit, right?

Choking on someone else's.


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post Nov 15 2006, 12:30 AM
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QUOTE(pierreverte @ Nov 14 2006, 02:45 PM) *

FYI, oxygenee does not own any part of LDF.


Thanks for clearing that up. I felt really dumb for not knowing that fact when I read Donnie's post.
Now, I can go back to being dumb for my usual reasons.


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