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Marc
Brought by Viridian
Fo' real?
Alan
Fo' real … apart from the fact that it's VIRIDIAN.
Marc
Corrictid.
EdouardPerneau
Nice to hear I'll be able to get NO and clandestine at the duty free store ohmy.gif (about half hour of driving)
Steve
Nice! Two brands I actually like and will buy!
Rimbaud
Good booze news!
Deluge
Hmph. For $110 I might as well just order from LDF.
Marc
N.O. is $110 too at LdF (+ shipping)
speedle
Right, and remember that's the suggested retail price. It may, in fact, be lower or higher. I estimate that I would be saving at least $70 bucks a bottle this way, nuthin' to sneeze at, Deluge.
Rimbaud
It'd be nicer if it was, like, $70.

Probably sell a lot more as well.
Provenance
I'll wait for Pacifique.
hartsmar
With the current exchange rate, N.O is about $150 in Sweden... Stop complaining.
Provenance
Price is the least of NO's problems.
Deluge
Deluge sez…

Nothing changes if folks stop complaining!
Absomphe
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 07:03 AM) *

I'll wait for Pacifique.

Doctor Love

QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 07:33 AM) *
Price is the least of NO's problems.


I know some people just have bad luck, but how is it someone pisses in your Cheerios every single day? harhar.gif
Marc
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 03:03 PM) *

I'll wait for Pacific.


I wouldn't, it's alcohol-free and made by Ricard!
Provenance
Bonus.
speedle
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 10:33 AM) *
Price is the only one of NO's problems.


Yes, I'd agree. wink.gif

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Steve
NO is one of my favorite commercial absinthes. I never get tired of it. I'm a little surprised that it's the first Jade to come to the US, though, because it's the only one that is classified "amer" in France.
Provenance
I always found NO to be too strange. As for the amer label, perhaps it's been reformulated for the Amer-ican market.
Patlow
It has always been tops on my list as well, just something about. Good stuff. I can't wait to overpay for it in my own country.

Edit: 1000th post! What do I get?!?!? Oh, that's right, nothing… Damnit!
Absomphe
At one time, that would've gotten you into da mob.

Sorry I killed that option for ya. harhar.gif


I usually found NO to be too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.
Poke Salad Papa
Someone once said that Lucid was perhaps a Jade light, if that holds true then they should be very similar perhaps too similar for an old drunk like me to even tell the difference.
Shabba53
I wouldn't worry too much about that. wink.gif
Provenance
QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *
too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.

That's what you said about Jack.
Steve
QUOTE(Poke Salad Papa @ Jun 24 2008, 10:49 AM) *
Someone once said that Lucid was perhaps a Jade light, if that holds true then they should be very similar perhaps too similar for an old drunk like me to even tell the difference.

No, they're not at all similar.
Donnie Darko
I like Jade N.O., no real objections to it. It does have an idiosyncratic taste, but it just happens to be something that appeals to my taste buds. Only ever bought one bottle though, I bet its improved since its initial release. All the Jades have.

So basically we'd essentially be getting NO and Clandestine without shipping but plus a little sales tax. That's an improvement over the current situation. Can't wait to see what else lies down the road…
Wilson
Even though some frown upon it because they drink way better on a daily basis, this is still better than what we have available now. Things are looking up.
Patlow
QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *

At one time, that would've gotten you into da mob.

Sorry I killed that option for ya. harhar.gif



Heheheheheh…
tabreaux
QUOTE(Spoon @ Jun 24 2008, 12:03 PM) *

NO is one of my favorite commercial absinthes. I never get tired of it. I'm a little surprised that it's the first Jade to come to the US, though, because it's the only one that is classified "amer" in France.


I could go into an exhausting tirade about the technicalities associated with the legal definition of "amer", but there may not be enough bandwidth here to support it. het.gif I feel it's going to be a vestigial term before long anyway.

The good news is that N.O. has not been reformulated. Production has become more expensive and exacting due to the increased controls, but the quality of the product is undiminished.
EdouardPerneau
Do you plan to introduce the other jade later ?
speedle
QUOTE(Wilson @ Jun 24 2008, 02:28 PM) *
Even though some frown upon it because they drink way better on a daily basis, this is still better than what we have available now. Things are looking up.


Unless it's HG, they're isn't a way better. Better, mebbe. Belle Amie, the new Doubs, perhaps on par, perhaps better. Way better, um, no.

Oh, and TAB sez no reformulatin' has been done.
Wild Bill Turkey
It's cool that you repeated that, so nobody had to scroll up two posts and read his actual post.
speedle
Oops. That's what I get for not PTFA the entire thread before posting.
Absomphe
QUOTE(Provenance @ Jun 24 2008, 11:04 AM) *

QUOTE(Absomphe @ Jun 24 2008, 09:35 AM) *
too quirky, although it really hit the spot once in a great while.

That's what you said about Jack.


Despite those clownvogs, and the British teeth, I never once referred to Bater as an 'it'.
Dpanice
Congrats, Ted, on bringing your flagship product home. abs-cheers.gif

I can't wait to see more of the Jades land on U.S. soil…
Donnie Darko
QUOTE(tabreaux @ Jun 24 2008, 07:36 PM) *

I feel it's going to be a vestigial term before long anyway.


Ah, the evolution of Absinthe regulations has revealed that the allele for "Amer" is recessive? It's about time we cross bred other varieties of Absinthe regulation with the French type, thus hopefully rendering the French vestigial phenotype irrelevant.
SoulShade
This is great news. So far Americans new to absinthe have a much better chance of starting out on the right foot then most Europeans had just three to five years ago.
absinthist
Interesting news, indeed. However, from what I have seen at Alan's blog, there are some crapsinths coming along together with better brands, so the news is not that great. Someone should prevent that from happening, so Americans would get only the best, without repeating the European scenario we have witnessed some years ago.
Tibro
I don't think it's possible to pass laws mandating that all absinthe be quality absinthe. But, yes, there should be some way to insure that all liquors labelled absinthe (or extrait if you're French, or absinthist) are absinthe.
Donnie Darko
All I know is that Le Tourment Vert has a far more expansive marketing campaign in the US than any of the better absinthes available. They've got reps setting up in liquor stores everywhere with a nice looking fountain and all that, and their reps are not very knowledgeable.

Viridian needs to do some print ads highlighting the differences between oil mix artificially colored crap and real distilled absinthe, otherwise people are going to buy Le Tourment Vert instead of their stuff because it's a little cheaper, the bottle is attractive and they've got reps everywhere spreading disinformation.
Tibro
QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Jun 26 2008, 06:20 PM) *

All I know is that Le Tourment Vert has a far more expansive marketing campaign in the US than any of the better absinthes available.

It would appear they've got some money.
QUOTE
DAVID ARQUETTE's new movie short is the first to be produced by French Absinthe brand Le Tourment Vert.

The quirky 3-D film, The Butler's in Love, is based on a Mark Stock painting that Arquette first spotted in San Francisco, California restaurant Bix, where the actor and then-wife-to-be Courteney Cox held their pre-wedding rehearsal dinner in 1999.

Arquette tells blogger Marc Malkin, "I never forgot about the painting. I think of the romance behind it."
Donnie Darko
Apparently their absinthe isn't the only thing they've funded that should be flushed down the toilet.

A self-indulgent film made about a personal anecdote from a mediocre actor inspired by a painting he liked that reminds him of his wife. Boy, I'm camping out all night so I can get tickets to see that. Way to go La Tourment, your generous funding of the arts is helping bring recognition to the next Edgar Degas.

Whoever says Absinthe doesn't inspire great art is clearly mistaken.
Patlow
Donnie, you have been so surly lately! I love it! I love it! Summer makes me mad as hell too! Raise it!
Absomphe
Or raze it, even.
dom_lochet
QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Jun 27 2008, 02:37 AM) *

A self-indulgent film made about a personal anecdote from a mediocre actor inspired by a painting he liked that reminds him of his wife. Boy, I'm camping out all night so I can get tickets to see that. Way to go La Tourment, your generous funding of the arts is helping bring recognition to the next Edgar Degas.



You'll make Dewey cry…
Selmac
Mediocre actor? I think you give that guy far too much credit.
Donnie Darko
QUOTE(Patlow @ Jun 26 2008, 09:05 PM) *

Donnie, you have been so surly lately! I love it! I love it! Summer makes me mad as hell too! Raise it!


Yeah, it must be the humidity. Quite honestly that painter Arquette liked the painting by is really good, I like his stuff a lot and I think it's a cool idea to make a short based on a painting. I just wish somebody other than Arquette was doing it and somebody other than La Tourment was paying for it.
absinthist
Painting is ok, but where is absinthe in it?

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