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Fredie
I just ordered a PERNOD CANNES CACHE sample from Oxy. shock.gif

Still a little numb….. sleepy.gif

Now I'm gonna be paranoid until the thing shows up and then it's going straight into the Sentry Fire Safe until I can set the table and get EVERYBODY (Wife, Kids, Animals) out of the house….. w00t2.gif

any advice….oh tasters of the Holy Grail?

Particular sugar…?
Does it even need sugar?
The best water (Evian, or…?)

This is like the only chance I'll ever get to taste this…. & I AM aware that there is a responsibility that comes with this liquid…It's History!
which is why I must choose….
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WISELY…
grey boy
I've sampled vintage sans sucre,
and reccommend it that way.
But if you want, have some simple syrup at the ready to sweeten it if you feel it needs it.
Lord Stanley
I came really close to buying one of the sealed bottles that Oxy was selling. Unfortunately, my expenses over the past several weeks forced me to exercise some restraint. Too bad really because the price wouldn't have been overly prohibitive under normal circumstances.
crosby
QUOTE (Fredie @ Oct 6 2005, 04:17 PM)
The best water (Evian, or…?)

I like it mixed with Budweiser.
Fredie
well bud IS technically water!
Dpanice
QUOTE (crosby @ Oct 6 2005, 08:36 PM)
QUOTE (Fredie @ Oct 6 2005, 04:17 PM)
The best water (Evian, or…?)

I like it mixed with Budweiser.

Wasn't some dumbass around here mixing their absinthe with Diet Dr. Pepper?!?

Seriously, though…I enjoyed a sample from Oxy in the past and my advice is just to prepare the drink as you've come to enjoy modern day absinthes - whether that's with sugar or without, at 3:1, 4:1 or whatever. The historical implication of the tasting (foremost) and the reference point in comparison to modern brands (secondary) were the highlights of my experience. And if it puts your mind at ease at all, you can feel confident your sample will arrive safe and sound…well packed and discreetly labeled. Oxy Rules!!! While some of you might be able to afford entire bottles "under normal circumstances", those of us that can't are lucky to have such a passionate and generous individual willing to share the experience with us!

Daniel
Stroller
I was kicking around the idea of buying a sample but I need to try more before I go down that road. I don't think I could really appreciate it at this point, and the temptation would be to great if I had it in the house.

Let us know how it is.
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Patlow
i haven't had a pre-ban vintage since a very fine fellow allowed me a glass in paris. and i've never tasted the pernod fils… so, i couldn't resist a sample. i will post my first review when it comes as well as photos. very excited.

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Lord Stanley
QUOTE (Dpanice @ Oct 7 2005, 07:24 PM)
While some of you might be able to afford entire bottles "under normal circumstances"…

Being able to afford an entire bottle is almost beside the point. The price that Oxy was asking for those bottles was relatively low. The buyer could have purchased a bottle, extracted a sample and still made a profit re-selling the bottle with its remaining contents. I'd find it easier to drop 4 figures on a full bottle than $165 on a single drink.

That said, I doubt that I could have brought myself to sell a bottle of pre-ban Pernod after getting my grubby little hands on it.
Fredie
See that's my problem….. I could actually afford a whole bottle….. but I'd likely drink the whole thing myself within a week and then try carving one of the Oak trees out front into a copy of Rodin's Thinker with a chainsaw….. vagina.gif
I'm better off with just a sample….for now.
Patlow
QUOTE (Fredie @ Oct 7 2005, 10:02 PM)
but I'd likely drink the whole thing myself within a week

just recite this mantra every single time you are on the fence.

"NOTHING IS TOO GOOD FOR ME…"

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--once around, mate!
Oxygenee
QUOTE (Lord Stanley @ Oct 8 2005, 06:03 AM)
The price that Oxy was asking for those bottles was relatively low. The buyer could have purchased a bottle, extracted a sample and still made a profit re-selling the bottle with its remaining contents.

Damn! Note to self: Charge more next time.
Fredie
HEY AND DON'T FORGET YOU SAID THAT $165 BUCKS INCLUDES SHIPPING THERE BUDDY!!!

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~Fredie….waiting patiently w00t2.gif
SubSailor
Did you receive it yet and if so did ya try it yet? What did you think of it?
Fredie
fairy.gif I did get it, and put in immediately into a Sentry fire safe…. only checked to see that the bottles were sealed and not leaking and it's now safely tucked away in the bottom of my file cabnet…. awaiting a Soucoupe/Coupelle and my(late) father's birthday….. Nov. 5. Wjhen I play to kick everybody out of the house and enjoy it sitting at my Deveroux desk in my newly finished Library. absintheglass-glow2.gif
I shall post fauxtoes once it is safely lining my intestines…. abs-cheers.gif
celticgent
are you going to use a colonoscope for the photos?

cause that would be cool.
hartsmar
HA HA HA!

Best laugh of the day.
Fredie
colonoscopies are such a pain in the ass! cdog-plain.gif
SubSailor
CelticGent,
What movie is your avatar from?
celticgent
i don't remember, actually.

i see yours is from indiana jones, though.
SubSailor
Yeah, that was a great scene wasn't it. I hear he is going to make a #4.
grey boy
Grate,
I look forward to it with as much excitement as I have for Rocky 6.
Greenmeanie
Dont you mean "excrement"?
Absomphe
Hey, that's a direct paraphrase of my line to Dr.O, not more than two days ago…do I have to resort to copyrighting my poop.gif now? wink.gif
Greenmeanie
Ha! Beat you to it!!

Excrement™

It's mine…all mine….bwahahahahah evill.gif
Absomphe
Thievin' bastid…

I'd sleep with one eye open from now on…. evill.gif
grey boy
Stop fighting over your name.
Absomphe
Oh no, now we got pussy all excited…

Wait…no…no, no, no…bad pussy, you do that in your litter box, not on the Oriental (or is that Chinese-American?) rug!

No kitty treats for you!!! nono.gif
Greenmeanie
Can you hit a bad cat across the nose with a rolled up newspaper, or is that just dogs?
Stroller
I think you put Hills in it's waterbowl. Bad Kitty viking_emoticon.gif
grey boy
I've been gnawing on wormwood stems. wormwood.gif
Icarus
QUOTE
The best water (Evian, or…?)


That's probably a good question. All water has some taste from the minerals etc. that are present in it. Distilled water is pure, but usually tastes "stale"…

So I wonder what is the "best" water to use. Perhaps some pre-ban bottled water from Paris?
Brett
QUOTE (SubSailor @ Oct 28 2005, 06:25 AM)
CelticGent,
What movie is your avatar from?

Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.
Stroller
QUOTE (Icarus @ Oct 30 2005, 07:41 AM)
QUOTE
The best water (Evian, or…?)


That's probably a good question. All water has some taste from the minerals etc. that are present in it. Distilled water is pure, but usually tastes "stale"…

So I wonder what is the "best" water to use. Perhaps some pre-ban bottled water from Paris?

I have a reverse osmosis system in my kitchen & I use that. Not very expensive to buy & easy to install.
Lord Stanley
QUOTE (Icarus @ Oct 30 2005, 10:41 AM)
Perhaps some pre-ban bottled water from Paris?

Do you think Ted would reverse engineer some of that for us?
crosby
It’s already in the works and should be released by 2011. I think Absomphe has tried a lab sample.
Stroller
The dangers of reverse engineering water

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hartsmar
Looks like something BORK! would be involved in.
Icarus
QUOTE
I think Absomphe has tried a lab sample.


Grate, now he'll go on and on for the next 10 years about how amazing the the Breaux water is…
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Fredie
absintheglass-glow2.gif It is time. chickawow.gif
sunsetbrew
cheers
SoulShade
More power to ya', maybe someday I too will have the honor…
Absomphe
QUOTE(Icarus @ Oct 30 2005, 07:08 PM) *



…amazing the the…



Actually Icarus, I found them to be far from amazing…even as 80's bands went, they were pretty mediocre. harhar.gif
sea_of_lament
In a word…… Perfection!

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It seems that the links have exceeded their data trasfer. Any chance you could upload them elsewhere?


P.S. I envy you viking_emoticon.gif
Fredie
Just give them a while….. they only go down when a bunch of people try to access @ once…..


I wish I could tell you all it wasn't that great….. or it tasted just like normal Le Bleue or it had gone off/bad or something……. wacko.gif

But I can't ….. It's a whole different plane. chickawow.gif

and the best thing is I had enough to get a buzz….not just taste it…. it came out to 3 small doses for me….

I swear after the 3rd one I thought I could have taken on the world with a chainsaw…. viking_emoticon.gif


But I settled for ravaging the wife once she'd returned from the malll….. pirate2.gif


(I kicked her & the rest of the kids out of the house for the afternoon)


A Million thanks to Oxy….

I feel I did when I was in Giza…..

I'm just passing through history……

This IS History fairy.gif


sea_of_lament
Thanks for sharing those pornalicious pictures chickawow.gif sans vous though….

Nice color before and after water.

WAIT, is that a small matchbox I see in that last picture?
sunsetbrew
I am offically jealous!
Gertz
QUOTE(Fredie @ Nov 6 2005, 06:18 AM) *

I wish I could tell you all it wasn't that great….. or it tasted just like normal Le Bleue or it had gone off/bad or something……. wacko.gif

But I can't ….. It's a whole different plane. chickawow.gif


Oh, go on - tell us all about it. I have no problem with that dev.gif
Stroller
Lets hear it! You may motivate me to buy some if ever Oxy sells samples again. w00t2.gif
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