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Stomp Brockmore
Stumbled across this today...intriguing!

Nothing that you can't already get from other vendors, but really good prices on Clandestine la Bleue...I guess as they would be coming straight from the man himself. Of course, I can't order because they probably won't ship to Canada of course, but thought others might want to check this out.

http://www.absinthe-suisse.com/en/artemisia-sa-boutique.html

It doesn't seem to be operational though, so I don't know...
Marc
hmm interesting C. A. Bugnon has launched his own website.
He is selling F. Guy's products under "Other Absinthes from the Val-de-Travers" frusty.gif

They were such sweet friends during the Absinthiades conference, sitting side by side, both claiming for an AOC...
crosby
QUOTE(Stomp Brockmore @ Nov 23 2006, 11:31 AM) *

Of course, I can't order because they probably won't ship to Canada...

I can't believe people still live up there.
Stomp Brockmore
No, it's just me and a couple of dogs. Everybody else has already left for God-Bless-America.
Absomphe
And even you have to make a pilgrimage to godforsaken Buffalo to score some good beer.

I hope you can get quality doggie vittles, at least.

Time to emigrate, dontcha think, buddy?
Stomp Brockmore
Hey, no argument from me. Ontario sucks for beer (mostly).

Still, if I move anywhere, it'll be to Montréal.
Absomphe
Well, at least then you'll have easy access to fresh Unibroues.
Stomp Brockmore
Not to mention Dieu du Ciel!

Absomphe
I forgot aboat them, eh.

Damned respectable for a Canadian oatfit!
Stomp Brockmore
Groan...
Alan
I think I already dropped enough hints of my intention to stay in absinthe, so I am delighted to announce that I will be helping Claude-Alain Bugnon develop his small business and, in particular, La Clandestine. I can't think of another absinthe I would prefer to be involved with: great absinthes, a wonderful brand, and lots of potential (although always staying "artisanale"). And Claude-Alain probably doesn't need too much of an introduction here: a real force in absinthe.

What Claude-Alain does best is to produce hand-crafted absinthe, and I know he wants to focus on that. Hence my involvement on the communication and sales side. Stage one of this is a new absinthe boutique: absinthe-suisse.com

We hope you like the boutique: we will expand the range slowly, focusing on absinthe from the Val-de-Travers and Pontarlier regions. Cognac comes only from Cognac, and Scotch comes only from certain areas of Scotland: so we want to focus on the birthplace of absinthe.

And thanks for correcting the Val-de-Travers error, mthuilli: the Swiss are not normally known as being invaders of other countries and we renounce any claim to Pontarlier being in the Val-de-Travers!

Happy (and a few hours late) Thanksgiving!
ubu
Yea!
jacal01
Alan-
I'm partial to Claude-Alain's Capricieuse as opposed to his Charlotte, though I get the distinct impression that he dilutes his distillate with alcohol to get the 72° , instead of a nominal dilution of water. Can you ask him to offer a higher alcohol product with the full contingency of herb concentrations that he'd have with just a water dilution to 72°? I'd be even willing to pay more for the richer product.
Gertz
QUOTE(Alan @ Nov 24 2006, 12:20 PM) *

And thanks for correcting the Val-de-Travers error, mthuilli: the Swiss are not normally known as being invaders of other countries and we renounce any claim to Pontarlier being in the Val-de-Travers!

On the other hand, I've heard of some movement/political party in Franche-Comté that wants the region separated from France and joining Switzerland instead.
brucer
There's always one of those.

abs-cheers.gif
Absinthesizer
Satisfied recipient of absinthe-suisse order #62 reporting in:

Order made late Sunday night, received early Friday afternoon. Monkeys indeed knocked at the door and requested a signature, though I don't know what they would have done if no one had been home. Packaging is less hi-tech than LdF - just paper padding in a cardboard carton (try saying that ten times fast ... forget it, it's easy) - but everything was intact.

It was the site's opening offer that I couldn't refuse. The three Bugnon absinthes, 2.35 liters in all, delivered for about $240 at last week's horrible exchange rate (though not as horrible as this week's). Not bad for courier service. And they have some other interesting-sounding offerings besides the Clandestines.
Absinthesizer
... and as a bonus, they threw in a very nice spoon. (A design that doesn't appear to be for sale on the site.)

I didn't mention this before, because, umm, I hadn't checked the packing slip and in the meantime we'd thrown away the package so it was necessary to fish the spoon out of the garbage can in the alley.
QuikSilver146
Here's another review from an absinthe-suisse customer. Order number 94!

I left a comment on La Clandestine's myspace page, and got a quick appreciative response. I wanted to order some Swiss Absinthe, but prices and exhange rates are high. After speaking with Alan for a while and learing of the opening offer of the 3 bottles plus one collectors bottle, I decided to go for it, and order. I am out of spending money for the next month, but it was worth it. I ordered the opening offer around 2 or 3am on Jan 23. I was very happy with the service. The only suggestion I can say is, maybe if they can find a company that accepts American Express to process the orders. I dont care for Visa [which i had to use]. But that's in no way a big deal.

My package arrived today, 1/31. It acutally arrived in Hawaii yesterday, but took an extra day to make it to the nearest post office to me. So from order time to reciving time, it was about 7-8 days, which is not bad, considering it came half way around the world. I appreciate the package tracking very much! Where's my free spoon? spoon.gif Shall i look through the packing materials? harhar.gif

Over all the expirience was great with this new site. The high points for me are
Offering high quality Absinthe
Good Prices
Euros have a better US dollar exchange rate
Fast shipping
Friendly Service

I deffinatly will order from Absinthe-Suisse again. Im looking forward to other high quality Absinthes that they will carry.

Aloha!
D
sixela
QUOTE(crosby @ Nov 23 2006, 09:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Stomp Brockmore @ Nov 23 2006, 11:31 AM) *

Of course, I can't order because they probably won't ship to Canada...

I can't believe people still live up there.


And I thought you no longer wanted to live down there?
Oxygenee
QUOTE(Absinthesizer @ Dec 2 2006, 10:06 AM) *

Satisfied recipient of absinthe-suisse order #62 reporting in:


QUOTE(QuikSilver146 @ Feb 1 2007, 02:46 PM) *

Here's another review from an absinthe-suisse customer. Order number 94!


32 orders in two months. Playing a lot of Solitaire to pass the time in between are you Alan?
The Standard Deviant
Perhaps that was Absinthesizer's 62nd personal order, and QuikSilver146's 94th!
Absinthesizer
Oh, my head ... could you please stop typing so loudly?
crosby
QUOTE(sixela @ Feb 1 2007, 06:33 AM) *

QUOTE(crosby @ Nov 23 2006, 09:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Stomp Brockmore @ Nov 23 2006, 11:31 AM) *

Of course, I can't order because they probably won't ship to Canada...

I can't believe people still live up there.


And I thought you no longer wanted to live down there?

I'm thinking of buying a small island nation.
AndrewT
I hear Sealand is up for auction.
Oxygenee
QUOTE(crosby @ Feb 1 2007, 10:22 PM) *

I'm thinking of buying a small island nation.


Note to self: Upgrade Crosby to "High Roller" client list.
Steve
I figured Cros was already on that list.
Donnie Darko
Subtract "roller" from the title and you might be right...
Steve
Ha! A friend of a friend is called "Roller". I always thought that was his name, but it turns out it's more like a job title.
Oxygenee
QUOTE(Spoon @ Feb 2 2007, 01:05 AM) *

I figured Cros was already on that list.


You're right, my mistake.

Note to self: Upgrade Crosby from "High Roller" to "Whale" client list.

Marc
I wanted to do a side by side comparison of the La Clandestine Originale vs La Clandestine Originale Alcool de Vin so I've ordered both from Absinthe Suisse (and a Valote Martin to make a trio).
My very first order with Absinthe Suisse, let's see how it goes.
Good shipping price, and Paypal accepted, a real plus for me.
Shabba53
Paypal mos def is attractive for ordering. I wish they all accepted it.
G&C
PayPal is a rip off.

Nobody should use it.
Jaded Prole
Cascade insists on it.
Shabba53
QUOTE(G&C @ Mar 3 2008, 09:07 AM) *

Nobody should use it.

I guess I'm a nobody then. I don't mind paying for convenience sometimes.
Absinthesizer
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 3 2008, 04:51 AM) *

I wanted to do a side by side comparison of the La Clandestine Originale vs La Clandestine Originale Alcool de Vin so I've ordered both from Absinthe Suisse.

Guzzle with pride - the spirit of objective scientific inquiry is the foundation of a free society! abs-cheers.gif

(I started to write, "the unquenchable spirit…" but then realized how amazingly inappropriate it was in this case.)
Bruno Rygseck
Good luck, mthuilli. I ordered the three-pack of 0,2 liter bottles in (gift) box about a year ago. Everything went fine then except that the plastic lid on the box was broken.
Marc
Order received 51 hours after I placed it.
I know, France is close, but still, our french post is not so quick.
I now have to taste the Clandestines (with/without wine alcohol), and the La Valote Martin.
The Clandestine with wine alcohol is dated June 13th 2006.
Absinthesizer
Must be a big seller. I ordered three bottles from them in November 2006 - one of them was younger than that, and the other two just a month older.

The good news is that the Artemesia absinthes benefit significantly from a bit of aging.
Provenance
QUOTE(Absinthesizer @ Mar 5 2008, 08:38 AM) *

Artemesia absinthes

As opposed to???
Marc
Artemisia absinthes
Provenance
True.
Absinthesizer
QUOTE(Provenance @ Mar 5 2008, 09:45 AM) *

QUOTE(Absinthesizer @ Mar 5 2008, 08:38 AM) *

Artemesia absinthes

As opposed to???
Well, the Fruko-Schulz Czechsinth my Bulgarian friend keeps trying to foist on me still tastes as wretched as as it did on day 1.

But what I meant was, the Artemisias seem to benefit more from age than some blanches I've had. An entirely personal impression.
Marc
You're talking about the Artemisia Candestine with or without wine alcohol base?
Absinthesizer
Without.
Provenance
QUOTE(Absinthesizer @ Mar 5 2008, 09:54 AM) *
Fruko-Schulz
I would not describe that as absinthe of any variety.
Absinthesizer
Nor would I, which is why I clarified my original statement in the next sentence. What is this, a grand jury? blink.gif
dakini_painter
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

absinthist
NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms - Oh damn!
dakini_painter
w00t2.gif
Shabba53
Shall we use the pillow or the comfy chair?
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