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Is Absinthe worth the price?
    #11408697 - 11/08/09 01:42 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

well i was planning on ordering some absinthe for xmas time.. Mail order prolly because everything in stores has been shit..

but anyone try it??

is it any different than a strong liqueur? or does the thujone and herbs add any extra effects?

update - in the process of finding the right absinthe to order....


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408705 - 11/08/09 01:44 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

It depends, what brand are you ordering?


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: MedullaOblangata]
    #11408713 - 11/08/09 01:47 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

ive been looking around..i want high levels of thujone and preferably over 50-80 proof.

there was a few that had good reviews and seem good.

i guess i want to personally find out if all the hoopla is true and if it is indeed slightly psychoactive.

and the ones i was interested in were atleast 50 bucks or more.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408725 - 11/08/09 01:51 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

i have Suisse-Vert, Pernod, and Kubler in my kitchen right now.

i pay about $60~70 per bottle.

it works out cause you dilute it with water 3 to 5 times. not that much in the end.

my fav is probably Kubler. its still has that very absinthe-y taste but just a little bit more of a bite to it.. spicey almost.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408733 - 11/08/09 01:53 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

ive been thinking about the Absinthe King and a few others.

though id prefer higher thujone levels and higher proof..


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408748 - 11/08/09 01:57 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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ive been thinking about the Absinthe King and a few others.

though id prefer higher thujone levels and higher proof..




thujone really doesnt matter. there is a lot more interesting flavors to keep me coming back to it.

also, absinthe is not something you want to be drinking in large amounts. you will definitely get sick if you really try to throw down. you drink absinthe cause its a nice drink, not to get wasted. its a cordial. like a desert drink.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408753 - 11/08/09 01:59 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

anything from Russia :thumbup:


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408754 - 11/08/09 01:59 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

understand man..i guess i figured the more thujone more of a effect from it??

i dont intend to speed drink this stuff. I know it is very strong.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408764 - 11/08/09 02:03 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Absinthe King
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$82.49
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Developed from an original Swiss absinthe recipe, Absinthe King is free of colorings and preservatives. All the essential ingredients and herbs are carefully selected and processed to ensure the unique taste of Absinthe. The delicate process of maceration continues with the presence of herbs (the main one being wormwood) in the bottle. Absinthe King of Spirits contains 10 mg/kg of thujone at the time of bottling. Absinthe King is very rich in its herbal content so drinking it neat is NOT recommended.

Alcohol by volume: 70%
Bottle size: 70cl (23.67oz)
Thujone: 10 mg/kg

Thanks to the European Community absinthe production is legalized once again and the Green Fairy experiences a true revival. Buy Absinthe King today and you will receive your absinthe drink with a 100% delivery guarantee! No custom hassle or any other problems you have to be worried about.

this was the product i was looking at.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408782 - 11/08/09 02:08 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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i guess i figured the more thujone more of a effect from it??




not really. there isnt anything about it thats totally crazy. i find when im drinking absinthe its a little more mellow, relaxed kind of intoxication. that could just be the mood though. i really only drink absinthe on a chill night. it doesnt lend itself very well to keggers :smile:

thats about it though.. youre not going to be seeing things when you drink it.

where are you ordering this from? you dont need to have it shipped from SW. i buy it in philly at the local liquor store. usually you can just ask them to order it for you.

usually i dont trust anything that advertises the amount of thujone. it seems like its a lot more of a gimick.

i had Vert-Suisse and Kubler the last time i was in geneva. thats what got me hooked. i highly recommend both. Pernod is very good also, i just prefer the others. Lucid is shit (they fall into the gimick-y category). i cant remember the names of anything else ive seen in the store. there is probably more crap out there than quality stuff. read reviews before you get anything.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408786 - 11/08/09 02:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Czech Absinthe is the least regulated.

As far as thujone content - from my understanding, if the absinthe had enough thujone in it for you to have any sort of noticeable effect, you would probably pass out first from the booze. As stated above, enjoy it more as something special and do the whole ritual (slotted spoon, sugar cube, etc.)

I plan on doing it some day when I have the cash.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408787 - 11/08/09 02:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

there were a few online places...but the more i think about it i bet the specialty liqueur stores may be able to order me what i want?

mainly want something for xmas to share.

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Czech Absinthe is the least regulated.

As far as thujone content - from my understanding, if the absinthe had enough thujone in it for you to have any sort of noticeable effect, you would probably pass out first from the booze. As stated above, enjoy it more as something special and do the whole ritual (slotted spoon, sugar cube, etc.)

I plan on doing it some day when I have the cash.




yea i just know ive seen it much higher than 10mg..thats all.

most def want it for a more relaxed experience.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408805 - 11/08/09 02:16 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

waste of money imo.  i think the taste is disgusting and it didn't have any of the purported effects.  plus it gave me a god awful hangover.

meh.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408815 - 11/08/09 02:19 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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nowwhoutthink said:
there were a few online places...but the more i think about it i bet the specialty liqueur stores may be able to order me what i want?

mainly want something for xmas to share.






yeah talk to the guys at your local store before you order anything.

its a very nice drink for christmas time sitting around the table just relaxing. keep in mind though that most people really dont like it :smile:. its a little bit of an aquired taste. i dont know many others that like it.

EDIT: see what i mean :smile: hehe
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waste of money imo.  i think the taste is disgusting and it didn't have any of the purported effects.  plus it gave me a god awful hangover.

meh.




as for the ritual of it, try it out and see what works best for your taste. i dont usually add sugar and my water has to be really cold. others want sugar and warm water. its up to you.

in the old days you would order absinthe, the server would bring you a glass with absinthe, a spoon, sugar cube, and a water fountain. it was left to you to decide how you take it.

this is the type of fountain used:


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408833 - 11/08/09 02:24 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

yea,, i just think the whole process seems relaxing. throw in a few jays and im sure youd be feeling good ha.

i cant say its a waste or not,,its on a diff level than other liqueurs.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408834 - 11/08/09 02:24 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

oh also, dont worry about the color. not all absinthe is green. Kubler, for instance, is a clear liquor until you add the water. as you add it you see the louche and it will turn cloudy white.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: yogabunny]
    #11408835 - 11/08/09 02:24 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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nicolita said:
waste of money imo.  i think the taste is disgusting and it didn't have any of the purported effects.  plus it gave me a god awful hangover.

meh.




The taste is really bad. Shots almost make me throw up. Although there are ways to prepare it so it tastes good. Particularly good in cocktails. Best quality it has is that it gets you completely smashed very quickly. Best absinthe Ive tried was Russian. It wasn't green, it was actually black and almost thick. :lol: Loaded with wormwood. There did seem to be something other drunkenness going on as well. A kind of nice relaxing effect which could of been the wormwood.


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: DimensionX]
    #11408837 - 11/08/09 02:25 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

i hear if prepared right its not too bad..

ive had it at a few bars and it really wasnt as bad as i was thinking it was going to be.  had 3 drinks...fUggeD me up!


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408839 - 11/08/09 02:26 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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yea,, i just think the whole process seems relaxing. throw in a few jays and im sure youd be feeling good ha.

i cant say its a waste or not,,its on a diff level than other liqueurs.




i like the ritual of it. it is def a different type of drink. you cant approach it the same way.

healthy body, healthy mind.

and yeah i would expect shots would make you throw up. hehe. if youre not going to dilute it then sip it from a brandy snifter. take it slow and enjoy yourself. :smile:


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Re: Is Absinthe worth the price? [Re: frith]
    #11408844 - 11/08/09 02:29 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

god damn.. all this talk gets me in the mood for a drink..


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