menu 2
menu 4
menu 6
menu 8
menu 10
menu 12

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

2 Pages V  1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Hello, mid-old timer back
wooperman
post Jul 8 2012, 04:07 PM
Post #1


Absinthusiast
**

Group: Members
Posts: 423
Joined: 27-January 06
From: USA - West Coast o' FLA
Member No.: 1969



Hi,
I used to come here in the mid-oughts - back when the flying monkeys brought the hooch. I went to school and thus the poor house. I've had to survive on the occasional Lucid gift box. I still have some fougerolles blanche, Marcus prototypes and a about 2 cl of L'artisanale left. I'm looking for the best vendors - but right now it seems everyone is out of stock of stuff I might buy.
BTW, did l'artisanale become a commercial brand? That may have been my favorite. And I loved Eichelberger.
Any steering in those directions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
- Woop


--------------------
Rhymes with Ratt-Stink.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Artemis
post Jul 8 2012, 06:08 PM
Post #2


Master of Oblivion
********

Group: Ragin' Cajun
Posts: 44702
Joined: 30-May 03
From: Pont D'Amour, Louisiana
Member No.: 2



Wooperman asked me about the best places to buy certain European absinthes and I had to reply that there are people here who would know, much better than I do. I recommended that he pose his question on the board. He's not a chop.gif freak or anything like that; he's interested in quality absinthe. L'Artisanale was only sold that one time.
Welcome back, Woop.


--------------------
Il arrive souvent que les personnes couvertes d’esprit enflamme courent en appelant du secours.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wooperman
post Jul 8 2012, 09:25 PM
Post #3


Absinthusiast
**

Group: Members
Posts: 423
Joined: 27-January 06
From: USA - West Coast o' FLA
Member No.: 1969



Thankyaverymuch

I think found what I'm looking for, for now - and I remember that it just requires looking and staying on top of the latest news, reviews, etc. I was looking to make a quick order.

Hoping that Pacifique, Ridge, and Vieux Pont offerings are right for me. Reviews look promising.
Catskill folks are set to provide.
Now I wait.


--------------------
Rhymes with Ratt-Stink.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Artemis
post Jul 8 2012, 09:56 PM
Post #4


Master of Oblivion
********

Group: Ragin' Cajun
Posts: 44702
Joined: 30-May 03
From: Pont D'Amour, Louisiana
Member No.: 2



Too bad they're all out of Blues Cat, though.


--------------------
Il arrive souvent que les personnes couvertes d’esprit enflamme courent en appelant du secours.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wooperman
post Jul 8 2012, 10:19 PM
Post #5


Absinthusiast
**

Group: Members
Posts: 423
Joined: 27-January 06
From: USA - West Coast o' FLA
Member No.: 1969



I heard mention of this blues cat…i guess it wont be back?


On a side note, I busted back into some of the old bottles of prototype…a few of which I thought were just off back in the day…some of them have mellowed well. Prototype 29…i am shocked. I didn't think they'd get better with time in the half empty bottle. Odd and herbal yes - but kind of awesome. My desperation has treated me well.
I hate to be passe', but…anyone still harboring these old prototypes care to share opinions? Worth a taste. I have 27 29 31, one with no label.

Is there an oak aged absinthe yet?
Am I rambling?

Edit: Prototypes are Lion's stuff…i realized there may be many prototypes around.


--------------------
Rhymes with Ratt-Stink.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Artemis
post Jul 8 2012, 10:26 PM
Post #6


Master of Oblivion
********

Group: Ragin' Cajun
Posts: 44702
Joined: 30-May 03
From: Pont D'Amour, Louisiana
Member No.: 2



Blues Cat was probably a one-time thing like Artisanale, but not all of it was bottled in the first bottling. It should improve with age. There are some people using oak barrels, Leopold and Stefano among them if I remember correctly.


--------------------
Il arrive souvent que les personnes couvertes d’esprit enflamme courent en appelant du secours.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Greytail
post Jul 9 2012, 12:15 AM
Post #7


Informed Imbiber
***

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 18-March 04
Member No.: 587



Yes, L'ancienne is good stuff. There will be another run of it in the fall with bottling taking place probably in 2013, after it has rested in oak barrels.

Welcome back. You and I both shared a brief absence from absinthe.

The folks at catskills are top notch people.


--------------------
RoseBud....rosebud
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wooperman
post Jul 9 2012, 03:08 AM
Post #8


Absinthusiast
**

Group: Members
Posts: 423
Joined: 27-January 06
From: USA - West Coast o' FLA
Member No.: 1969



Heart is fonder…


--------------------
Rhymes with Ratt-Stink.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Père Ubu
post Jul 9 2012, 04:14 AM
Post #9


Novice dans la Narine Confortable
**

Group: Members
Posts: 499
Joined: 14-March 12
From: The Brazoria Prairie.
Member No.: 4095



I heard a few other NY stores carry BC, so search a bit before despairing. L'Ancienne and Ridge Verte are good current COs.


--------------------
Novicio en la acogedora fosa nasal
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Greytail
post Jul 9 2012, 12:22 PM
Post #10


Informed Imbiber
***

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 18-March 04
Member No.: 587



Last time I checked, Astor wines still had BC.


--------------------
RoseBud....rosebud
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jaded Prole
post Jul 9 2012, 01:21 PM
Post #11


Absinthe Mafia
*****

Group: Absinthe Mafia
Posts: 4205
Joined: 3-May 04
From: Xit City
Member No.: 704



The Walton Waters is very good as well.


--------------------
A fine absinthe is the product of knowledge, craftsmanship, and talent. An exceptional absinthe is the product of those things plus obsession. Most absinthe is the product of marketing.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wooperman
post Jul 9 2012, 01:57 PM
Post #12


Absinthusiast
**

Group: Members
Posts: 423
Joined: 27-January 06
From: USA - West Coast o' FLA
Member No.: 1969



BC is gone.
The walton waters…meadow of love….The violet in the MOL makes me think "too weird", but I like the quirky absinthes so I'd probably like it.

Is WW more of a traditional recipe?

In time I will get them both….probably at the same time.


--------------------
Rhymes with Ratt-Stink.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Jaded Prole
post Jul 9 2012, 04:19 PM
Post #13


Absinthe Mafia
*****

Group: Absinthe Mafia
Posts: 4205
Joined: 3-May 04
From: Xit City
Member No.: 704



It is more or less traditional.


--------------------
A fine absinthe is the product of knowledge, craftsmanship, and talent. An exceptional absinthe is the product of those things plus obsession. Most absinthe is the product of marketing.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Greytail
post Jul 9 2012, 04:58 PM
Post #14


Informed Imbiber
***

Group: Members
Posts: 741
Joined: 18-March 04
Member No.: 587



Both DP absinthe offerings are good. For me, they are very sweet. MoL moreso than WW. I detect a bit more Fennel in the WW. Actually, the first time I had some of the WW I was reminded of CLB in some of the flavors up front. Very refreshing.


--------------------
RoseBud....rosebud
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Bruno Rygseck
post Jul 9 2012, 09:17 PM
Post #15


Alberga Schutzkorps
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1131
Joined: 9-January 06
From: Finland
Member No.: 1939



Welcome back. I have still some Matter/Lion P31 blanche and verte left and they have mellowed somewhat. The both have strong wormwood and pleasant anise. The blanche tastes simpler (maybe it is the verte without coloring).

About purchasing European absinthes online, see the recommended vendors thread. Lion, Absinthes.com, LdF, many to choose from. I haven't had Eichelberg for a long time, but a glass of Alandia Suisse Verte Clandestine reminded me of it -- very similar, less the coriander.


--------------------
På detta dricka vi åtskilliga glas portvin.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd June 2018 - 12:26 PM