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post Mar 19 2008, 02:05 PM
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I had a discussion with a very reputable ouzo distiller at a social function here in Greece. He blasted the recent trend of many local ouzo companies to top their bottles with a cork, because "anise-based drinks and cork should not mix, for chemical reasons - the drink does not age gracefully."

Have any of you absinthe gurus out there heard of something similar for our favourite drink, which also happens to be anise-based?



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post Mar 19 2008, 02:11 PM
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What about the 100 years old Pernod Fils bottles then?
Should they be considered anise-based?
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post Mar 19 2008, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 19 2008, 04:11 PM) *

What about the 100 years old Pernod Fils bottles then?
Should they be considered anise-based?


None of us was around to know what Pernod Fils tasted like 100 years ago! So if my friend's theory holds water, then the modern reconstruction of Absinthe could be based on taste-gone-bad harhar.gif


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post Mar 19 2008, 02:18 PM
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The cork explains why it's no longer bitter.


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post Mar 19 2008, 02:33 PM
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In that case, someone should stick a cork in Dr. O, and see if that theory holds any hot air water.


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post Mar 19 2008, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 19 2008, 06:11 AM) *

What about the 100 years old Pernod Fils bottles then?
Should they be considered anise-based?

No, because they are past their expiry date. They do not count harhar.gif

Rasta, could you elaborate more on that theory? You mean corking prior to bottling or re-corking after the aging or what?


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post Mar 19 2008, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(louched liver @ Mar 19 2008, 08:16 AM) *

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post Mar 19 2008, 07:08 PM
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Wrong hole(s).


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Which hole is that, the one
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QUOTE(Head_prosthesis @ Mar 19 2008, 10:23 PM) *

Which hole is that, the one
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Hey Head,



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post Mar 20 2008, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE(absinthist @ Mar 19 2008, 04:40 PM) *


Rasta, could you elaborate more on that theory? You mean corking prior to bottling or re-corking after the aging or what?



We're talking prior to bottling.


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post Mar 20 2008, 11:27 AM
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Most of the ouzos I have seen were with screw-cap. So, ouzo is corked (for how long?) and stored in what position? Then, cork is removed and the stuff is bottled and capped, right? Moreover, what is the range of aging time as far as ouzo is concerned? From what I have checked Plomari by Arvanitis is the only ouzo with a cork.


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