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post Sep 22 2009, 11:20 PM
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Racines is roots - black alder is a tree that is 60 feet tall at full maturity. Who's going to kill a 60-foot tree to make liquor? If you think absinthe is expensive NOW .............

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post Sep 23 2009, 03:21 PM
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It is interesting to note that the 1893 English translation of J. De Brevans has the same "Roots Black Alder" mistake on page 103 for the Absinthe of Nîmes recipe.
However, it correctly translates Elecampane as Anuée on page 57 in the Table of Principle Essences.





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post Oct 7 2009, 09:20 AM
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Ok HERE'S what I was looking for. Oxy articulated what you were talking about Ed. Hmm, interesting. As a matter of personal taste, I still generally like my absinthe better without it though.

QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Sep 2 2008, 08:58 PM) *

Talking of star anise though, the more I study early recipes, the more I'm struck by how a-historical our modern condemnation of star anise is. Most eighteenth century absinthe "precursor" recipes have star anise (often instead of, not just as well as, green anise). So do most pre-Duplais absinthe recipes from the first half of the nineteenth century. In other words, it's a traditional and time honoured ingredient, and can be an entirely legitimate component of historically informed absinthe.

In the late 19th century, some manufacturers - Absinthe Bourgeois among them - actively denigrated star anise, but not on grounds of taste - rather because it was believed, on account of its woody character, to result in possible methanol contamination of the distillation, and so be undesirable on health grounds. There's no actual evidence that this is (or was) true, and it's just as likely to be simply a marketing gimmick that with time has become enshrined as fact.



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post Oct 16 2009, 03:47 AM
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post Jan 19 2010, 11:18 AM
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St. Antoine #4

Reviewed by absinthist 1/19/2010
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absinthist scores St. Antoine #4 93 out of 100

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post Jan 20 2010, 12:33 PM
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I'm really wishing my sample of batch 2 hadn't been lost in the mail now.


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post Jan 20 2010, 05:23 PM
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Batch 1 & 2 had nothing to do with 3 and 4, so don't worry.
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post Jan 20 2010, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE(Marc @ Jan 20 2010, 09:23 AM) *

Batch 1 & 2 had nothing to do with 3 and 4, so don't worry.

Indeed!™ The waiting is worth the product or vice versa. Ergo…


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QUOTE(Marc @ Jan 20 2010, 12:23 PM) *
Batch 1 & 2 had nothing to do with 3 and 4, so don't worry.


Well, apparently missing out on batch 2 got me stricken from the sample list, so…


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post Jan 21 2010, 02:49 AM
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Want some cheese with that?


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I likes me a nice block of cheese.


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post Jan 21 2010, 01:14 PM
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post Jan 21 2010, 08:06 PM
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Not really, but ok.


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