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ewest

ewest

Age : 45
Location : Western Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-01-15

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PostSubject: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySat Jan 15, 2011 10:28 pm

Any absinthe drinkers out there?
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySat Jan 15, 2011 10:33 pm

Had some in Greece once. ONCE. Got a little drunken , then felt a little pale !
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whiskeywillow

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Age : 29
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-01-09

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySat Jan 15, 2011 11:05 pm

I only had absinthe once, in a very shady basement pub when I visited Prague. I had some very disturbing daydreams involving David Caruso and decided that perhaps absinthe was not for me.
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Doc Manhattan

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Age : 40
Location : Land of Steady Habits
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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 10:32 am

whiskeywillow wrote:
I had some very disturbing daydreams involving David Caruso and decided that perhaps absinthe was not for me.
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whiskeywillow

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Age : 29
Location : New Jersey
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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 11:59 am

affraid

...that's just the best thing ever.
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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 1:33 pm

Total ABSINTHEnce woul probably be best if David Caruso shows up in your dreams.... lol!
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySun Jan 16, 2011 2:35 pm

MisterE wrote:
Total ABSINTHEnce woul probably be best if David Caruso shows up in your dreams.... lol!

Ha! cheers cheers
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SouthernPiper



Age : 35
Location : Jasper, AL
Registration date : 2011-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyFri Jul 22, 2011 11:31 pm

never tried it, but I'd love to have an absinthe kit. maybe get around to trying some if it ever becomes legal.
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Red Ryder

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Location : Connecticut, USA
Registration date : 2011-07-06

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySat Jul 23, 2011 5:37 pm


I bought some when we lived in Ga. I had to try it because when I was in my early 20s my parents had a liquor store (which I wound up taking over),and I remember asking about it. My mother said that because it was made from Worm Wood it was bad to drink,not to mention Illegal in Ct. It was a pretty good drink, though, I wouldn't want to drink it every day. And I did my best to slowley pour cold water over a cube of sugar to try and get it as close to the original method. The good news is ....i'm still alive. lol!
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NeroWolfe

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Location : Southwest United States
Registration date : 2009-07-29

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySat Jul 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Have 3 bottles of Absinthe I picked up in Europe over the years; have imbibed maybe a fourth of one bottle, using the classical method of pouring over a sugar cube. Not to my taste to be honest. Will stick with Scotch Whisky, Bourbons........................and Drambuie after a meal with a pipe.
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the macdonald

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Age : 44
Location : Windsor CT
Registration date : 2008-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptySun Aug 07, 2011 8:48 pm

ewest wrote:
Any absinthe drinkers out there?

I'm an absinthe enthusiast. A good lat blend goes nicely with a glass.
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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyMon Aug 08, 2011 5:17 pm

Sambuca, yes. Absinthe, NO. They don't call it the Green Fairy for nothing.
No
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the macdonald

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Age : 44
Location : Windsor CT
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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyTue Aug 09, 2011 8:47 pm

docwatson wrote:
Sambuca, yes. Absinthe, NO. They don't call it the Green Fairy for nothing.
No

I am sorry for this, but prepare for sarcasm. That is the typical troglodytes (yeah I used the "t"word) response. The two bottles I have open are 105 proof and 126 proof. It is not the mindbending ear removal tonic of legend, but it will get you speaking in tongues quickly...when gin just isn't enough, absinthe.

Sambuca is too surgery and gives me a headache.
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WaydeG

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Age : 62
Location : DFW - Frisco, Tx
Registration date : 2011-05-01

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyTue Aug 09, 2011 8:56 pm

Sambuca with an ice cold German lager is one of my top 3 combos. However I find that combo does not pair well with a bowl of tobac in my opinion. Old Ab got me one time while in Europe. The Greeen Fairy hit me like a Mack truck. Never again. Same thing with Turkish Raki. On the outside it could be compared to Sambuca, then the industrial kerosine aftertaste kicks in.
is the Absinthe currently available in the US close to the original?
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NicholasDestray



Registration date : 2011-08-17

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyWed Aug 24, 2011 10:00 am

Wayde's question is a bit challenging, but here's my stab at it. Since 2007, absinthe products in the US may legally contain grande wormwood. The species used must have minimal thujone content, on the same level as the EU restrictions. There are also certain other restrictions, a little petty in my opinion, mostly involving naming and art.

In terms of "original" absinthe, it's hard to say, because there were so many individual products that spanned the spectrum from high-quality to downright adulterated. I am skeptical that thujone levels, even in 19th century absinthe, would be sufficient to create any psychoactive effects, and I'm not aware of any significant flavoring effect that such a small quantity of thujone possesses, so I would posit that a bottle of US absinthe would be comparable to a fine or demi-fine Swiss or French absinthe from a century ago. Also, since the restrictions are comparable to the EU's, it's easy enough to get imported absinthe. I just bought of a bottle of Lucid from France at the local state-run liquor store a few days ago, for example.
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ewest

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Age : 45
Location : Western Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: Absinthe   Absinthe EmptyTue Oct 04, 2011 4:34 pm

Well put NicholasDestray. Depends on what you consider "original". The most common everyman absinthe of the day was little more than a concoction of various spirits. More like Turpentine. As for original quality absinthe ,again varies by recipe, area, etc. Swiss and french absinthe are different recipes, and Czech absinthe, in my humble opinion is crap. As for what is offered in the US? Some good, some bad. Do a little research and read reviews from absinthe websites. You find what your looking for.
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