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Astor Wines & Spirits, Manhattan

Well after trying the absinthe Delaware Phoenix Distillery had to offer, we made are way to Astor Wines & Spirits. This is a great liquor store and has a great selection and feel. We got to try some new Mezcal (Nasty stuff) and chit chat with some knowledgable folks. We walked over to the wall of absinthe and found what we came for. A bottle of Delaware Phoenix Distillery “Meadow of Love”. Good times. We loaded the bottle into my backpack and went on to our next adventure. (more…)

Published: February 19, 2012 | Comments: 0

Please Don’t Tell (P.D.T.), Manhattan

The final stop on our absinthe tour, and the one that intreaged us the most was PDT. We called to a busy signal for 45 minutes the first night with no avail. The second night (Sunday) I got us a reservation. What makes PDT stand out isn’t it’s huge absinthe menu or cool fountains. It’s how you get in. You won’t find a sign to the bar on the street. What you do find is a quaint little gourmet hotdog joint called Crif Dogs. When you walk in you are greeted by a small little restaurant filled with people looking toward a vintage looking phone booth. Wait your turn, walk into the booth, pick up the phone and let the person who answers know your there. Someone will be with you when your reservation is ready. You walk in and have to remove your hat and jacket. We were seated and given a menu. Since we were there for the absinthe, that’s all we took notice of. It has a rather small selection. I ordered the Pernod aux extraits de plantes d’absinthe and Deeann ordered a glass of Emile Pernot “Vieux Pontarlier” Absinthe Francais Superieure. This is another restaurant that louches the absinthe for you. If you don’t want sugar, make sure you tell them up front. The Vieux Pontarlier was nice and Deeann enjoyed her glass. The Pernod was horrid. Nasty stuff. I had heard bad things about the Pernod but wanted to give it a go. When the waitress asked how everything was I told her. She quickly offered another absinthe. She said if your paying for something, you should enjoy it. I ordered up a glass of my favorite St. George Absinthe Verte and enjoyed it to the last drop. (more…)

Published: February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0

Maison Premiere, Brooklyn

Next we walked over to Maison Premiere. As soon as you walk through the doors you are welcomed by a unique fountain. It’s a replica of the fountains found in The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans. It’s unique because it’s the only one that is fully functional and in use. Once we were seated we are presented with the most amazing absinthe menu. (more…)

Published: February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0

Hotel Delmano, Brooklyn

First we visited the cozy Hotel Delmano in Brooklyn. It was very busy on a Saturday night so we sat at the bar and ordered up some absinthe. I ordered the Delaware Phoenix Distillery (DPD) Walton Waters and Deeann ordered the Delaware Phoenix Distillery Meadow Of Love. A beautiful fountain was placed between us at the bar along with glasses, spoons and sugar. I prepared my absinth san sugar and Deeann with a cube. Cudos to DPD for some fine absinthe. I will be adding several bottles to my list. (more…)

Published: February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0

Absinthe Tour 2012, New York, NY

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Just got back from my trip to NYC. I am not a city folk by any means but I would be lying to say I didn’t love the place. I have so many unique hobbies that finding local venues is usually difficult to impossible. My girlfriend Deeann and I made this trip about two of my interests and I can say I had my fill of both. Absinthe, which we both share a passion for, and Classic Wet Shaving.

Thanks to all of you guys on the Wormwood Society and Badger & Blade forums for pointing out some of the best places to visit in NYC on our tour.

In the next few posts I will share my experiences on our unique tour of New York, New York.

Published: February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0