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> Which absinthes should be on everyone's bucket list?
Tibro
post Dec 24 2014, 08:34 AM
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To paraphrase a Robert Creeley title: Is that a real still, or did you make it yourself?

I've had wormwood that tastes like dirt. Others say it tastes like carrot tops, even swear to it, but I still think it tastes like dirt.


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post Dec 24 2014, 05:57 PM
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That was Nephilim's rig, the source of the elixir that blew many a mind, and was carried into New Orleans, lo, into the very alley in which Jade was revealed to the world, into the midst of Ted's coming out party, yea, to the lips of Ted himself, and he did quaff thereof, and he did pronounce it good. Actually, he said "I could drink this", which is the highest praise he ever gave to any absinthe I ever presented to him.

I had taken notes at Nephilim's and later made an AutoCad rendering of the rig, with a bill of materials that could be obtained at any good hardware store. Nobody had heard of Portugal in those days. We wrote up a protocol, too.

At the same time, Don Walsh was secretly building an army of rotovaps in Bangkok, but I had been following his bids on a lab equipment auction site, and I was well familiar with his order of battle.

Such was the tribal warfare that boiled under the surface of Sepulchritude Forum back in the day.


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post Dec 24 2014, 07:22 PM
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And then an angel was thrown to the dogs…

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post Dec 24 2014, 08:24 PM
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The angel made the mistake of confronting Big Mango Don on the public board about his robot army.
I had warned him not to do it.
The result wasn't pretty.
Luger, the Swedish third part of the unwashed triad with me and Nephilim, actually built a rotary still, all glass. No junk store rem-nants for him.
He also made a video of Don as the green fairy (looked like a drag version of Heidi) dancing around a factory (the Volvo plant where Luger was an engineer), touching various components with a magic wand to produce the magical reverse-engineered green elixir.
I begged him not to link that to the board, but I think he sent it to Don anyway.


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post Dec 26 2014, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE(Tibro @ Dec 24 2014, 11:22 AM) *
And then an angel was thrown to the dogs…

Angels, dogs. same-same.


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post Dec 26 2014, 05:21 PM
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Actually, the Nephilim weren't angels, but the bastard children of angels.
Took 40 days and nights, and a hell of a lot of water, to clean up the mess.
Now that I remember about it, I remember why our resident Nephilim wrote me off ...
I gave him advice that he didn't want to hear ......
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza


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post May 12 2015, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE(mxreb0 @ Dec 11 2014, 06:39 AM) *

Your favorite or not, which absinthes would you consider to now be classics and offer the whole spectrum? These could be the biggest sellers or some of the rarest. What's on your recommended bucket list?


I'm a little late to the game here but you have been around a long time, what is your list?

I don't know if there is current product that offers "the whole spectrum" For a bucket list I would say any pre-ban absinthe you can get your hands on.

If I had the chance, I'd buy more of the following:

L'Artisanale
Eichelberger verte (68%)
Blanchette (1st run)











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post May 13 2015, 09:41 PM
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I am saving three bottles from around 2006-2007 for that day… or maybe open them all tomorrow:
  • Helfrich blanche
  • Blanchette (the original)
  • Verte de Fougerolles
VdF is of course still available -- I'd buy a small one and compare the two side by side. A bottle of Duplais (verte) from that time period would also be nice to have.

Edit: After reading Hartsmar's review at his site, I really really want to get a bottle of Grön Opal. Good reason for a trip to Sweden.



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post May 13 2015, 11:04 PM
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I much, much prefer the BdF to the VdF.
And to every other blanche I've tried, for that matter.


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post May 14 2015, 04:24 AM
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I think I have half a bottle of BDF left. VDF, very little.

I do have a couple unopened bottles of Montmarte from 2005. I still enjoy that spicy kick in the winter.

I think I have another couple bottle of L'Artisinale as well, I've not really bought commercially available absinthe in 3-4 years.


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post May 14 2015, 10:26 PM
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I would rather drink BdF than any Blanche and most Vertes. Not that Enigma crap either! I know, I know. It's the same shit. But still, it's a matter of principle. It's gay (not that there's anything wrong with that). It's just not my speed. Thankfully, there's still some original bottlings available and Andrew is still willing to dig them out for me. Or, was. I'm not sure how much longer that can last, surely not forever…


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"Clear things up? Most likely not, but we likes things cloudy around here…" -Petermark
"I can't drink at work. We have no ice." -Selmac
"…but it sure would've been a blast to be there on that night." -Absomphe
"here is what absinthe almost tastes like" -Kirk
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post May 15 2015, 04:02 PM
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I saw something about Serpis in my junk email folder the other day, I'm thinking that is going to be my next purchase. I'm not sure I'd put it on a bucket list but a guilty pleasure list, most definitely.


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post May 15 2015, 06:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure I have an un-cracked liter of that around here somewhere…


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post May 16 2015, 10:38 AM
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I pretty much live on guilty pleasures.


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"Clear things up? Most likely not, but we likes things cloudy around here…" -Petermark
"I can't drink at work. We have no ice." -Selmac
"…but it sure would've been a blast to be there on that night." -Absomphe
"here is what absinthe almost tastes like" -Kirk
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