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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
3:49 am - Is this group still active?

Curious if this group is still active?
Hope we can get it going if it's hit a slow spot!

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012
3:56 am - Absinthe Fans!!

For the fans!!!


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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
3:12 am - █ THE STEAMPUNK BALL(7 Year Anniversary!!!) @ MALEDICTION SOCIETY SUNDAY 6/23 (L.A.) █


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Saturday, June 26th, 2010
12:19 pm - Merchant Question.

I was wondering if any of you fine people have purchased any absinthe, or any other liquor, from DrinkUpNY.com? Do they process orders in a reasonable time, and pack the bottles carefully?

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
8:19 pm - Absinthe in Dorian Gray movie

Just saw the movie "Dorian Gray". And, even if I didn't like the movie much, I definitely loved the little moment with absinthe glass in the very beginning.
I was disappointed that Dorian became more addicted to brandy... but well, he was a bad guy and he wasn't worthy to be in love with green fairy! :)

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...and so I decided to finish my last bottle of dr.Hyde...
Most likely dr.Hyde is crappy compared to good french or spanish absinthes. But we haven't seen good brands in russian liquor stores for ages. All is occupied by "Dreams" and "Xenta", which are tolerable only as cocktail ingredients.
I think soon I will try online shopping, if any store will offer delivery to Russia. I really can't live without my favorite drink...

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Friday, December 18th, 2009
2:45 pm - Absolutely heartbroken.

Eabsinthe.com was my go-to place to purchase absinthe, and in their heyday, they had tons of different options, as I'm sure many of you are aware. Now, they're saying to go to Lafeeabsinthe.com to make purchases. I really like La Fee and all, but I also like to try different things. The last bottle I purchased from eabsinthe.com was a bottle of Clandestine Marianne, which I am quite enjoying.

Anyway, here's my question. Where do you recommend to order online, now? Particularly, I've always wanted to try La Muse Verte and Clandestine Charlotte (and maybe Capriceuse.. probably misspelled that), among others, but I'm not sure which store is the best option now.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009
10:06 pm - Troinoy strikes back


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Sunday, February 8th, 2009
10:53 pm - Absinthe in Paris (need info!)


My friend goes to France two days later, and we love absinthe very much. Does anybody know places in Paris where you can buy good absinthe? Not online shops, but real shops. When he was in France last time, he was told by a Paris citizen that absinthe is still forbidden, so he didn't search!..

And, we would be grateful for recommendations which french absinthes are worthy to taste. I only tried Oxygenee and Pernod Absinthe once.

Thanks in advance!

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Monday, December 29th, 2008
5:06 am - A quick question...

I'm new to the community and somewhat new to absinthe, but I have a question regarding all the absinthes available in the US. Are they all liquers? I know traditionally, its a liquor, not liquer. I've had Grande Absente, Lucid, and Le Tourment (if you even consider it absinthe) and they are all liquers. I'm just looking for an authentic taste. I was looking into trying to get a hold on some St. George, but I cannot find out if it's a liquer or not. Being that it's so expensive I wanted to find out first. Thanks for any info.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
2:15 pm - Pernod in US?

I was speaking with someone at a local liquor store, and after complaining about the lack of any options other than Lucid for absinthe he mentioned that they were going to be carrying Pernod along with a few other brands from France and Spain.

Anyone know if Pernod absinthe has made it's way to the US? Better price than Lucid?

Any other brands spotted?

There are two American made brands available now commercially, but I'll have to track them down and try them out.

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
1:59 pm - Stunning Absinthe fountain!


current mood: enthralled

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Thursday, November 13th, 2008
12:42 pm - MARTEAU Absinthe de la Belle Époque


Hi folks,

I'm very happy (and proud) to announce the US release of MARTEAU Absinthe de la Belle Époque.

This absinthe is completely different from last year's Swiss release, Marteau Verte Classique (discontinued). 

I personally distill Marteau at
House Spirits Distillery in Portland OR, and after over a year of planning and collaboration, Marteau Belle Époque is finally in the liquor stores and bars of Oregon.   Wider distribution and online sales at DrinkUpNY.com, will follow shortly.

We're planning a number of local events in the coming months, many of which will be open to the public free of charge (you must be 21 or over).

I'm very pleased with this absinthe and I believe you will be too. I've managed to craft a delicious, 100% authentic, belle époque style absinthe without cutting corners or compromising on either quality or historic authenticity.

I've spared no expense—in formula, process or packaging—to create a completely accurate expression of the finest absinthe of the pre-ban era, and the first of its kind to be legally made and sold in the United States: from the historic formula,  the classic label and hand driven cork to the tinfoil finish.  The base is 100% pure grape spirits, the botanicals are all top-quality and fresh, many are locally sourced.  The Artemisia absinthium wormwood is grown for me in Montana.

When prepared with 1 part absinthe to 5 parts water and sweetened to your taste, Marteau Belle Époque has a soft, light herbal balance and a deep complexity of flavor and aroma that is precisely in line with absinthes of the pre-ban era.

I feel fully confident that if you're seeking the true belle époque absinthe experience - in appearance, aroma, taste and sensation, Marteau Belle Époque will bring you that experience.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008
11:41 am - New Maintainer for Absinthe Lovers

Hello Absinthe Lovers,

I've been asked to take over maintenance of the Absinthe Lovers community.  I don't expect much will change, other than the fact that the community will actually have a maintainer.  I'm not a very active LJ'er, but I will check in regularly to make sure everything is running smoothly and ya'll aren't setting one another on fire.  There have been a few small changes to the guidelines, which are only meant to prevent spam.

Anyone is welcome to join; this community is very lightly moderated, however, we do have some guidelines we'd like everyone to be aware of.

• No spam. This includes club postings.
• Large images must be put behind a cut.
• Off topic posts not related to absinthe will be deleted.
• Any member who is abusive to another member, or continues to post off topic messages, will be removed.

This is a community for people who love absinthe to come and discuss it. We are all here to enjoy our drinks!

Have fun!

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
6:05 am

Thought I'd share my club with all of you.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
5:24 pm - Shipping from U.K. to U.S.

I'm trading art to a good friend in exchange for some genuine absinthe. What is the best way to ship a bottle from the U.K. to the U.S.? Any pitfalls to avoid or anything else I should be aware of? How can I deter Customs from getting too interested?

Sorry for the dumb question but I've never had it shipped from the U.K. as a gift (instead of a purchase from a company) before and my friend is a little concerned that she is going to get in trouble or something.

Many thanks in advance!

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008
12:31 pm - paraphernalia

Do any of you have a favorite vendor where you procure your absinthe accoutrements?

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Sunday, August 10th, 2008
10:18 pm - New to absinthe...

Okay, so I've never had real absinthe before, or at least I don't think I have. I've recently become addicted to the taste of Lucid, the supposedly closest to legitimate absinthe allowed for normal sale in the US. I just love the way it tastes, but I doubt it's real absinthe. Or maybe it is, I don't know!
Anyway, a friend of mine bought me a bottle of Strong68 from overseas and, like I said, I'm new to the whole absinthe thing. All I want to know is if this stuff is real absinthe or was my friend fooled by the marketing the website had? Does thujone have to be in it to be considered authentically prepared absinthe because this bottle of Strong68 sure brags about how much theirs has. I just want to get my hands on the real stuff one of these days since I love the way Kubler and Lucid taste, I'm thinking I'll like more authentic absinthe even more. From what I've read online, apparently I can't trust a product to be absinthe even though it says it's absinthe on the damn label, ugh. Confused, please fill me in a little. Thanks.

current mood: confused

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Sunday, June 15th, 2008
5:27 pm - "South" and "North" wormwood?

I like to consider myself fairly educated when it comes to absinthe. I know the beverage's history, general components (and variations), and I've had the opportunity to sample a number of really delicious imported absinthes.

I'm not one of those absinthe drinkers who claims to be all-knowing on the subject, but I know I'm fairly knowledgeable, and I have never, ever, ever heard of a distinction between "south" wormwood and "north" wormwood in absinthe. Nor have I heard one iota about "south" wormwood being the form found in legal, US absinthe, whereas "north" wormwood, presumably, is the "real" stuff, withheld from absinthe imported to the US.

I couldn't find any information regarding this online, either, so I turn to you, dear lj, to educate me, because I just got into a semi-argument with a yuppie jackass in my store who saw fit to "educate" me on "real" absinthe, and I admit I'd never heard about "south" and "north" wormwood. Was there any validity to said yuppie's claim, or was I, in fact, right in telling him that his statements weren't entirely valid and anyway, have a "great" day?

I'd hate to be wrong, but maybe I was?

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Thursday, June 12th, 2008



Malediction Society @ The Monte Cristo
21+   $8 Entry   9PM-2AM   Street & Valet
Authentic Absinthe Bar with Sir Nik (The Louge Effect)
Photography by Violet   Tarot by Scarab
3100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Entrance and Valet on Westmoreland Ave
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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
12:31 am - a veritable "how to"


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