December 10, 2010
We enjoy drinking absinthe. I appreciate its taste, and even more than that, I appreciate its strange (if not often-exaggerated) effects. It has a certain tingle that other alcohols just can’t produce.
However, we’re not often pleased with the selection available. We once found a great bottle, but for the past few years, its only been the swill that is Hill’s that’s been offered at the SAQ, and that really doesn’t have any of the warmth or tingle…it just gets you really drunk really fast. We recently read about a small influx of new absinthes that have reaches Quebec, these ones from Switzerland, the birthplace of the magical drink. This week, we picked up a pricey bottle of Clandestine absinthe to enjoy over the holidays.
We’ve sampled it, and it’s nice stuff. It’s got the tingle, it’s got the heat, it makes your cheeks flush and your toes vibrate. I think we made the perfect choice, though it’s hard to say after just a few sips. We’ll keep everyone updated once we get more…involved…
We also enjoyed a pretty beautiful walk through the snow to get it. Montreal’s gorgeous during the holidays:
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