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post Feb 13 2016, 11:04 PM
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Hello everyone!

I hail from Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, and I've been a member of FV for the better part of a year now; thought it was high time I posted something. biggrin.gif

I started doing a bit of research on absinthe about a year ago, about the time I bought my first bottle of absinthe: Pernod "Absinthe Superieure". This was their first "re-incarnation", with the artificial coloring, not the "Original Recipe" that has since replaced it. To say the least, it was… interesting. Not a very good introduction to absinthe, I must say. What it did do for me was bring back a few childhood memories of a very nasty anti-diarrhea medicine called "Paregoric" (one of the very few patent medicines which actually worked) which was still available through prescription when I was a kid back in the 1970's. Considering that they both had anise and alcohol in them, not to mention that they both "louched" when mixed with water, you can see the similarity… Needless to say, there was no getting through it without sugar. I soon discovered this website, along with its "cousin" website, The Wormwood Society, and got a proper education on absinthe. My next absinthe purchase was a 750 ml bottle of Lucid, which, although many consider it an entry-level absinthe, I have come to enjoy very much since it can stand on its own very well without sugar (according to my tastes). Mind you, there isn't much for genuine quality absinthe here on the shelves of Southeast Wisconsin, although we do have our own home-grown absinthes from Great Lakes Distillery: Amerique 1912, Verte and Rouge, both of which I have since also come to enjoy. I do, however, keep coming back to the Lucid, for both drinkability as well as availability. I do see other brands around my area, most notably the Kubler Blanche 53 (which I have yet to try), and a couple others (mostly Mata Hari and other faux "crapsinthe" which I have taken heed to avoid). I haven't yet gotten the ambition to order some high-quality stuff like the Jades online (money's a bit of an issue right now), but that will change in the future. Meanwhile, I do cruise the liquor store shelves on occasion through other communities in my state, looking for something different, yet reputable. If there are any other Wisconsinites/Midwesterners out there who could make recommendations, I'm always open to suggestions and am willing to travel a few hundred miles for a good bottle (not to mention a good excuse for a road trip!).

As my user name suggests, I am also a vintage car enthusiast, particularly those which aren't made anymore. I am the proud owner of a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan, and I thoroughly enjoy it when the winter salt is washed away from the Wisconsin roads.

I do enjoy reading your posts and the informal tone which comes along with them. Between this site and WS I've learned a GREAT deal about absinthe and I continue to learn more with each visit. Never a dull moment!

Na Zdrowie!


"Problems are merely opportunities in workclothes." -Henry J. Kaiser
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KaiserFrazer67   Greetings from Wisconsin!   Feb 13 2016, 11:04 PM
OCvertDe   Well, this doesn't happen every day. Welcome. ...   Feb 14 2016, 01:51 AM
Kirk   Welcome to the fray. Have you tried any araks?   Feb 14 2016, 03:06 PM
Jaded Prole   Welcome! Glad you've found this place. F...   Feb 14 2016, 07:56 PM
Kirk   I collect artifacts and art glass.   Feb 15 2016, 02:57 PM
Zman   You might try the Pacifique which isn't bad....   Feb 15 2016, 08:55 PM
OCvertDe   I like your Gin quite a bit better, but I'll h...   Feb 15 2016, 11:06 PM
L'Assommoir   Welcome!   Feb 15 2016, 11:42 PM
Bruno Rygseck   Welcome, Kaiser!   Feb 19 2016, 08:55 PM
Hillbilly   Some folks call it a slingblade, I call it a Kaise...   Feb 25 2016, 01:22 PM
OCvertDe   Heh. Heh heh!   Feb 25 2016, 10:56 PM
Kirk   Frasier was the bad ass   Feb 26 2016, 03:23 PM

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