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kaiser
greetings fellow absinthe enthusiasts.

my name is pete but everyone calls me kaiser, i've been fond of absinthe for a very long time but only had a chance to sample real absinthe a few times. and the "real"absinthe that i sampled wasn't very good. (sebor, king of spirits and serpis, the serpis was better than the other 2 IMHO).

i'm sure your fourm has alot of new members due to the release of lucid, which i like very much but don't have much to compare it to. hopefully the release of lucid will help other brands make their mark in the us market.

other than abisinthe my alcoholic taste is very fond of bourbon. i've had probably every brand made, other than some that are kentucky exclusive, so if anyone needs an opinion on bourbon i'd love to share mine.

i'm a collector of sorts (volkswagens, antique firearms, millitary memorabilia) and i can tell that absinthiana may become another collection, much to the shagrin of the mrs. lol

anyhoo, glad to be here. cheers! abs-cheers.gif
Wilson
Welcome Kaiser. Where from do ya hail?
kaiser
i'm from the peoples republic of connecticut.
Nephrite
I haven't tried Lucid yet due to a lack of funds from stocking up on another locally available brand. I hear the Canadian made Taboo is quite good and affordable too. Cheers and welcome abs-cheers.gif
kaiser
QUOTE(ajunkie @ Feb 8 2008, 05:39 PM) *

I haven't tried Lucid yet due to a lack of funds from stocking up on another locally available brand. I hear the Canadian made Taboo is quite good and affordable too. Cheers and welcome abs-cheers.gif


i can't wait for more brands to become available in my area.
but for now lucid will do.

OCvertDe
Welcome!
Connecticut isn't a Peoples Republic silly… we're just the Socialist rug under the foot of the Communist city-state of Massachusetts. Anyhoo, glad I'm not the only one. It looks like the lurkers are coming out of the woodwork! abs-cheers.gif

*edit: that's one sexy little bug you've got there. IPB Image
kaiser
QUOTE(OCvertDe @ Feb 9 2008, 01:41 PM) *

Welcome!
Connecticut isn't a Peoples Republic silly… we're just the Socialist rug under the foot of the Communist city-state of Massachusetts. Anyhoo, glad I'm not the only one. It looks like the lurkers are coming out of the woodwork! abs-cheers.gif

*edit: that's one sexy little bug you've got there. IPB Image


thanks, that bug is one of my many "vices". lol

where abouts are you in ct?
OCvertDe
Oakdale
kaiser
i'm just up rt 8 from you in torrington.
in fact i drive bye twice a day to and from work in danbury.

all that driving makes an evening apéritif quite enjoyable.

edit: sorry, it's oakville i drive bye. where's oakdale ?
OCvertDe
I believe you may be confusing Oakdale with someplace else, I don't think it's between Danbury and Torrington. It's down near the coast by New London. I'm right with you on the necessity of regular aperitifs though!
kaiser
yes i did, i thought of oakville.

so, do you know where i may be able to pick up a bottle of kubler? (somewhere within an hours drive)

my options are limited here, lucid is all i can find other than the ususal imitation swill.
i would like to try the kubler and make my own comparison to lucid.
OCvertDe
No, I don't know of any. However, I have ordered both Kubler and Lucid from http://www.drinkupny.com/ and I HIGHLY recommend them. They're cheaper than most everyone else for Kubler 53 and Lucid (the 1 liter Kubler is only $53!) and free shipping on orders over $50. I've gotten both from them, and both shipments arrived in two days. Not bad for free shipping! I'm VERY happy with them.
Nephrite
You might also consider ordering Taboo from Canada. It's appears to be a step up from Kubler and Lucid which will continue to remain widely available here I'm assuming.

Personally, I'm grabbing what is not widely available while low on funds and drinking it as if it were. When I do have more funds I'm hoping the Euro and British pound take a head dive.

http://www.absintheclassics.ca
kaiser
QUOTE(OCvertDe @ Feb 11 2008, 10:25 PM) *

No, I don't know of any. However, I have ordered both Kubler and Lucid from http://www.drinkupny.com/ and I HIGHLY recommend them. They're cheaper than most everyone else for Kubler 53 and Lucid (the 1 liter Kubler is only $53!) and free shipping on orders over $50. I've gotten both from them, and both shipments arrived in two days. Not bad for free shipping! I'm VERY happy with them.


that does sound like a good deal, thanks for the link.
kaiser
QUOTE(ajunkie @ Feb 12 2008, 03:43 AM) *

You might also consider ordering Taboo from Canada. It's appears to be a step up from Kubler and Lucid which will continue to remain widely available here I'm assuming.

Personally, I'm grabbing what is not widely available while low on funds and drinking it as if it were. When I do have more funds I'm hoping the Euro and British pound take a head dive.

http://www.absintheclassics.ca


you and me both, but i don't think the euro or the pound is going anywhere but up.
Oxygenee
Welcome Kaiser!
Wild Bill Turkey
Yeah, he did say it's his first time as a poster.
OCvertDe
QUOTE(kaiser @ Feb 12 2008, 01:02 AM) *

you and me both, but i don't think the euro or the pound is going anywhere but up.


…and I doubt the dollar is going anywhere but down.

I do, however, have high hopes that if absinthes can be imported from both Switzerland and France right now and sent to me from a US distributor with free shipping (Kubler and Lucid), that the days of getting assraped on shipping on the others that I want to try are numbered. Now that they've shouldered the huge fiscal burden of getting the door open, I'd be shocked if no one else steps through. It's only a matter of time.

In the meantime, I'm grabbing what is widely available while I'm low on funds and drinking it as if it weren't.
kaiser
thanks for the welcome oxygenee & wild bill.

yes it is my first time posting here although this site has been on my radar for years.
this site and oxygenee's has been teasing me for years, now i can finally relate (somewhat).

i was born in a are highly populated with italians, so i have always had a taste for anise and liccorice.
absinthe brings those flavors and others to a whole other level.

i've also been quite supprised how many of my friends like it aswell. the stores in my area are having a tough time keeping up with us. abs-cheers.gif
kaiser
hey folks, looks like it's time for my yearly visit to fee verte. lol

actually i lurk here more than my alcoholism would like to admit.

the past year has been great for us american absinthe drinkers, or atleast i think so.

it's great to see all the variety available to us now. drinkupny is saved to my favorites and i'm looking foward the the absinthe tasting they are hosting at the bourgsois pig in nyc in april.

anyone from here planning on attending?

cheers abs-cheers.gif


OCvertDe
Indeed. So much for our predictions on the dollar vs. pound! (no complaints) Welcome back. While you were quiet I moved to Preston… still nowhere near your route.
kaiser
while i was quiet i got married and we got pregnant! due july 6 2009,
so my spending should be limited, but i doubt it will.
OCvertDe
Wow… kind of a lot's happened for you then. Congratulations!
Provenance
QUOTE(kaiser @ Jan 22 2009, 11:33 AM) *
we got pregnant!

That will likely result in both of you being the subject of numerous medical journal articles.
kaiser
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jan 22 2009, 07:41 PM) *

QUOTE(kaiser @ Jan 22 2009, 11:33 AM) *
we got pregnant!

That will likely result in both of you being the subject of numerous medical journal articles.


thats why we live under a rock, that's under a bridge, with nothing but a woodstove, an old kettle and 1/2 a pack of camels. we like to keep a low profile.
dakini_painter
It sounds like a right proper way to live. Humble and with humility. Congratulations on the future newborn! May you have a healthy child and wonderful possibilities.
Provenance
The half pack of camels aren't going to last the kid long. Get a carton of Gauloises.
Tibro
The real key is the old kettle.
Wild Bill Turkey
But it's black. Black, I tell you!
Alan
QUOTE(kaiser @ Jan 22 2009, 11:18 AM) *
drinkupny is saved to my favorites and i'm looking foward the the absinthe tasting they are hosting at the bourgsois pig in nyc in april.

anyone from here planning on attending?

Yes.
Absomphe
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jan 22 2009, 12:35 PM) *

Get a carton of Gauloises.


Don't you mean Freedom smokes?

Be a patriot…go for the American Spirit, damnit!
Tibro
QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ Jan 23 2009, 09:33 AM) *

But …

Pot-head.
kaiser
QUOTE(Tibro @ Jan 23 2009, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ Jan 23 2009, 09:33 AM) *

But …

Pot-head.



not that there's anything wrong with that.
Patlow
Go to the video game thread next.
sixela
QUOTE(kaiser @ Feb 8 2008, 10:36 PM) *

i can't wait

..to discover the function of the Shift key on my keyboard?
OCvertDe
It doesn't do the same thing on your keyboard that it does on his?
kaiser
QUOTE(sixela @ Jan 24 2009, 11:34 PM) *

QUOTE(kaiser @ Feb 8 2008, 10:36 PM) *

i can't wait

..to discover the function of the Shift key on my keyboard?


huh?

is that one of those mean comments this site is famous for?
Gertz
Try it. If it hurts, then I guess it is mean.
kaiser
Ha ha.
Kirk
Aren't you going to have a fit , call us all names and storm off in a huff ?



I'm starting to like the bug.
sixela
QUOTE

is that one of those mean comments this site is famous for?

Don't confuse a match with a flamethrower.

It's rather bizarre to see someone with a Name like Kaiser capitalise less Things than the English, but I digress.

QUOTE

Ha ha [Emphasis mine].

And with this, I thank you.
kaiser
You're very welcome.
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