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Oxygenee
This will be old news already to those who subscribe to the VAM newsletter, but for those who don't....

For various reasons I'd prefer at this stage to answer specific questions on these bottles privately rather than online here. Feel free to PM me, or better still, email me at david@oxygenee.com.

This cache promises to significantly increase our understanding of the ageing process as it applies to vintage absinthe - within the next month or so I'll be able to post some detailed thoughts about this here.
justabob
It is absolutely amazing. You must feel like you have died and gone to heaven.
hartsmar
To a job well done!
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AndrewT
...Take one down, pass it around, 75 bottles of...
The Standard Deviant
I was thinking more along the lines of:

Seventy-six green bottles, hanging on the wall,
Seventy-six green bottles, hanging on the wall,
And if one green bottle, should accidentally fall. . .
. . . there'll be seventy, sick absintheurs, crying, on the floor.
Jaded Prole
Just looking at those pics . . .


Absomphe
Sales samples forthcumming eventually, perhaps? w00t2.gif

And I definitely spelled cumming correctly, Sixer. harhar.gif
Lord Stanley
As I told Oxy a few weeks ago, my first reaction to seeing those pictures was an incredulous, out-loud "Holy Shit!"
I think my jaw literally dropped wide open.

That's one sweet find. Or maybe it's really bitter. I can't wait to find out.
Stroller
The photos are unbelievable.
The Standard Deviant
My first reaction was to phone my brother and have a conversation with him about whether we could afford one.
hartsmar
I ordered 50.
Wild Bill Turkey
Oxy is like one of those treasure-hunters that dive looking for lost spanish gold, except that what he finds is actually worth getting excited about.
ubu
I got real excited for eight seconds. That's how long it took for me to remember that I'm broke. If only this could have happened at tax season...
Jaded Prole
It brings tears to my eyest to see such beauty (and to know I can't afford to even consider it). Hopefully I'll get a taste at some gathering in the future.








Curse poverty!
Lord Stanley
QUOTE(hartsmar @ Nov 21 2006, 02:22 AM) *

I ordered 50.


I hope Oxy sends them in a really big box so you'll have something to live in.
Steyr850
QUOTE(ubu @ Nov 21 2006, 07:38 AM) *

That's how long it took for me to remember that I'm broke.


It's beyond broke.
Absomphe
QUOTE(Lord Stanley @ Nov 21 2006, 05:53 AM) *

QUOTE(hartsmar @ Nov 21 2006, 02:22 AM) *

I ordered 50.


I hope Oxy sends them in a really big box so you'll have something to live in.


HA!
MrsAbsomphe
QUOTE(ubu @ Nov 21 2006, 04:38 AM) *

I got real excited for eight seconds.


I dated a guy like that once. Once was enough.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

---Tish looking-up.gif
Lord Stanley
Sounds like the rodeo.

The bucking, pounding and thrashing lasts for 8 seconds - on a good ride - and then done.
MrsAbsomphe
QUOTE(Lord Stanley @ Nov 21 2006, 10:47 AM) *
...and then done...


I certainly wasn't. blink.gif

---Tish looking-up.gif
Steve
QUOTE(Absomphe @ Nov 20 2006, 03:46 PM) *

Sales samples forthcumming eventually, perhaps? w00t2.gif


I second that! I'm not rich enough for a whole bottle.
The Standard Deviant
I can't afford half a bottle.
Donnie Darko
I desperately wanted to purchase one but a real estate broker dashed those hopes against the rocks... Sad because the price is reasonable.
AndrewT
Same here. I was hoping I could find someone with money to go halfsies (or quartersies) on, but no luck there. I think Oxy should set up a payment plan.
Stroller
Maybe Oxy will sell some samples (hoepfully larger ones) as he's done in the past.
Marc
Sell your kids/wife/cat/dog/hamster/guinea pig/car/house/whatever you want but DO NOT miss that great opportunity.
Or hang yourself.
hartsmar
Come on people! Stop complaining already.
Keep in mind that there are people working under hideous condition in say, Pakistan, and they don't even know about this offer! Hell, they may even be kids! Sewing footballs for my kids to play with!

Amex Gold and Platinum cards are here for one reason alone.
Stroller
Damn, another vendor that doesn't take Diners Club.
Absomphe
That reminds me of our antique shop in NYC.

When we first set up the credit card machine, Tish thought it was a good idea to include Diner's Club as one of the card's we'd accept.

I didn't see the point..." I don't think anyone has had a Diner's Club credit card since Danny Kaye made it popular in the 1963 movie", said I.

Lo and behold, our very first customer proceeded to purchase nearly $1000 worth of goodies, and promptly pulled out his Diner's Club card, saying how happy he was that we took those.

Tish has never let me forget that one. frusty.gif
Stroller
Ha! I owned an Antique shop in Atlanta for awhile. Just Visa & Mastercard.
G&C
Hence the past tense.
ubu
QUOTE(MrsAbsomphe @ Nov 21 2006, 01:39 PM) *

QUOTE(ubu @ Nov 21 2006, 04:38 AM) *

I got real excited for eight seconds.



Now I know that all the talk about absinthe being an aphrodisiac is a load of crap.
Provenance
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Nov 21 2006, 02:52 PM) *

Sell your kids/wife/cat/dog/hamster/guinea pig/car/house/whatever you want but DO NOT miss that great opportunity.
Or hang yourself.

I fear you may be correct.
Jaded Prole
I considered selling Ms. Prole into slavery in Turkmenistan





well not really but my cards are already stressed and as much as I could obssess about that perfectly preserved P.F, still a beautiful light green and rich in fresh herbal flavors . . . .


I hope some one I know gets some and I'm fortunate enough to be able to taste it -- just a taste . . .

Meanwhile I keep repeating:

It's only booze

It's only booze

It's only booze
frusty.gif
hartsmar
but it's really old and good...
Jaded Prole
Hah!

So's Ms. Prole.
Lord Stanley
ohmy.gif I almost spit out my coffee when I read that.

Does the missus peruse the boards here?
Nymphadora
Someone will be sleeping on the couch tonight.
Jaded Prole
She could but I was joking her about it earlier. She has a good sense of humor.


No couch tonight.
hartsmar
Ah, the floor it is. Damn!
Stroller
QUOTE(Jaded Prol @ Nov 25 2006, 10:12 AM) *

She could but I was joking her about it earlier. She has a good sense of humor.


No couch tonight.


She's a gem.
Jaded Prole
Indeed™
Provenance
QUOTE(Jaded Prol @ Nov 25 2006, 05:52 AM) *

I considered selling Ms. Prole into slavery in Turkmenistan

Perhaps if she was given half the bottle, she wouldn't object.
Jaded Prole
If I bought one she'd be selling me (and I'd be sleeping in the car until the final sale)!
Provenance
Have you explained to her how lovely Turkmenistan is this time of year?
Jaded Prole
Nah, I'll keep the wife. Poverty may prevent me from sampling that beautful vintage but there are finer things in life and living beyond one's means is an art I specialize in,
















and maybe I'll get lucky . . .
Stroller
I have a feeling a sample will find its was to you.
G&C
A sample of what?
jacal01
If it shows up flaming at your doorstep, don’t stomp it out.
Jaded Prole
No flames por favor!
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