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post Apr 1 2007, 09:13 AM
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But the review is written wrongly, and I'll try it again in a day or two and see if I can be more specific.


Looking forward to it. Nice bottle, nice picture, but it doesn't seem that much different from most Czech absinthes at first view... Yet I detect a certain will from its manufacturer to do it properly (but perhaps I'm being naive wink.gif).


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post Apr 7 2007, 12:19 AM
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50/100 is a lot different than the Czech absinths I've had!


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post Apr 9 2007, 04:02 PM
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Is there any updated taste results yet?

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post Apr 9 2007, 09:47 PM
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It's certainly a step in the right direction, far different from most of the posts here from that part of the world, which tend to be angry and (illogically) defensive about Czech products.


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post Apr 13 2007, 06:18 AM
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Any word yet one how the Oliva tastes without the expetation of bubbles?


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post Aug 21 2007, 04:48 PM
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Hi OliAbs,

If you're still checking this thread, how's your distribution within the Czech Republic? I'm going to Ostrava next month. If I don't get my ass kicked there for my (admittedly ill-timed) joke about flaming absinthe elsewhere on the forum, I hope to pick up a bottle from one of the liquor stores there.

By the way, I'm impressed by your detective work. It certainly seems plausible that Czech distillers would have made absinth(e) if the local market supported it, and in the 1880s, Paris was Europe's cultural pole star. Imported stuff would be available, but at import prices. Distillers could have made foreign brands, but under license, but I'm guessing anyone so inclined would just cut to the chase and make a local version, undercut importers and still make a profit. Also, they could vary the flavor a bit for local tastes (but we hope it would still make recognizable absinthe). Just a guess.

I suspect the major market for absinthe died out as Viktor Oliva's generation did, and barely survived as a niche market or only by special order.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by.
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post Apr 6 2016, 03:53 PM
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Sorry for bashing the dead horse, but…

Does anybody here have a backup of that www.olivaabsinth.com site? Especially the pictures of the diary? I'm digging deeper into the history of Czech absinthe and can't find any mention (anywhere) of this "Klenovsky distillery" as mentioned here.


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post Apr 6 2016, 11:19 PM
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The Klenovský distillery mentioned by Viktor Oliva in his diary


Was Oliva's diary published? I can't find anything about it.
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post Apr 7 2016, 07:38 PM
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No, it wasn't published. Now (after some years and ideals lost) I'm quite suspicious about this whole "absinthe-based-on-diary-by-Viktor Oliva" thing. I'm writing a book called Czech Absinthe and Viktor Oliva and his painting Absinthe Drinker (the original is still hanging in Café Slavia in Prague) plays a part in this uncharted territory. Oddly enough, the sources on Viktor Oliva and his painting are very scarce. I found his correspondence in the Prague National Archive, but because of reconstructions I'll be able to access them in autumn this year.

Now I might be on a track to Oliva's descendants, so the pages olivaabsinth.com might not be needed at all. :)


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post May 2 2016, 08:21 AM
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Hey Habu, very interesting indeed! It's really nice to know there are still some people out there doing some original research.


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