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post Oct 9 2007, 07:33 AM
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Here it is:

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Don't ask me where to get it online, I bought mine in Chapon's store in Pontarlier.
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post Oct 9 2007, 07:39 AM
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Are we allowed to ask your opinion of the flavor? And the price?


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post Oct 9 2007, 07:54 AM
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Not yet, I tasted it several time and found it very good but that was during festivals, I need to taste it again quietly at home.
I just remember a perfumed and floral fennel/wormwood combination up front.

As for the price, let's wait a little.
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post Oct 9 2007, 08:46 AM
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Looks nice, especially the design and it is good that finally the word "extrait" is used on the label and is more visible than these EU-forced contradictory terms.

Maybe, some pics of louche-action, Socky?


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post Oct 9 2007, 09:33 AM
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Oh to see photographs of Guy's facial expression. O happy day that has such moments in it.


What if he was drinking a glass of milk when he heard?
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post Oct 9 2007, 10:25 AM
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The horror. . . Most French people only have UHT.

Bog milk: the ‘Aux extraits de plantes d'absinthe’ is a French regulation, not the EU.


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post Oct 9 2007, 12:24 PM
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Yes, but France is part of the EU, and EU held the full responsibility for any stupid labels/definitions they are givin' any reputable spirit and/or spirit-drink. And it took them 20 years to actually define spirits that had had their proper, correct names long before.

However, "Extrait aux plantes aromatiques" sounds much better and fuller than "spiritueux au base aux extrait de plantes d'absinthes" (the longest I happen to have seen somewhere, and hence, the most stupid).


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post Oct 9 2007, 01:13 PM
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No eucalyptus notes?


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post Oct 9 2007, 01:20 PM
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Not that I remember.
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post Oct 9 2007, 01:23 PM
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Fisherman's Friend™!

You nailed it, Prol, that's what it was that I found disturbing about the old Doubs.


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post Oct 9 2007, 01:41 PM
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Too bad the Doubs was not entered in the competition
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post Oct 10 2007, 05:27 PM
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I'd hoped to hold off on a formal announcement for a little longer - because the product is not yet available online - but it seems the cat is out of the bag.

A few notes:

1. The final name for the new product will be Absinthe Mystique, and it's under that name that it will be sold online. The word Doubs is included on the label as an interim measure, for the purposes of smoothing the changeover from the old version to the new, but will be phased out.

2. The new product is not an "improved" or "tweaked" version of the old Doubs, it's an entirely new product. It's fully distilled and naturally chlorophylically coloured. It's produced and bottled at the Pernot distillery in Pontarlier. It's 65% alcohol.

3. My aim in formulating and distilling it was simple: I wanted to make, absolutely without regard to cost or technical difficulties, the finest, most complex, most delicious absinthe I could. How well I've succeeded will be up to you all as consumers to judge. It's not, unlike the Jades and the 1797 we'll shortly be releasing, an historical-recreation absinthe. It's a modern absinthe, although one that pays hommage to the recipes and methods of the past. No other modern absinthe has - to the best of my knowledge - as complex a herb bill - the 11 herbs mentioned on the label should be read as "at least 11"…..

4. All the herbs - including of course the grande absinthe - that could be sourced from the Pontarlier region were sourced locally. Enormous effort was expended on herb selection, and preparation. The youngest distillations in the final blend are at least 6 months old, the oldest more than a year old, and this balance will be maintained in future production.

5. It will shortly be available from both Absinthe Classics and LDF (likely in around a fortnight). It's already on retail sale in France.

I'll have further information and detailed pictures in my next newsletter, due out in the next few days.


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post Oct 10 2007, 06:14 PM
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Sounds good, I really look forward to trying it.


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post Oct 10 2007, 06:26 PM
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I hope, like Elvis Costello, your aim is true. I, too, look forward to trying it.


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post Oct 10 2007, 07:35 PM
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Is Mystique going to be released on the U.S. market?


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