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Visit The St. George Website...

...and scroll down a bit in that goofy little iframe. There's some really cool news hidden below the red arrow.


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Dec. 6th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
I think we're going to do a BART -> shuttle -> tasting tour tis or next weekend. Combine that with the new Absinthe and spiked hot chocolate it should be a drive-less drunk-fest.
Dec. 6th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
I don't think the Absinthe goes on sale (well, except Monday's sacrificial bottle) even at the distillery until the 21st.
Dec. 6th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Correct. 11AM on December 21st. And I have confirmation that they'll be distilling a second batch in January.
Dec. 6th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
dammit! I guess I'll have to drink from the one that's behind my bar then. ;)
Dec. 6th, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
Do that. After you've had this stuff, you may find you don't want to drink from that bottle anymore...
Dec. 6th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
oh, i'm sure! i've had some amazing stuff before.
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Dec. 6th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
We could probably be persuaded to schlep a bottle to Denvention.

This is also only their first run (300 cases). They've got another run scheduled for January so it should be available in more stores in a few months
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Dec. 6th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
At elast some of the retailers they're using will do 'net/mail order :-). Don't know if they can ship to where you are, though.
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Dec. 6th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, read about that. Apparently, part of how this is being done is that the thujone level is barely detectable, something like 0.5%. But I'm not sure if that actually does anything anyway or is just part of the mystique.
Dec. 6th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Measuring thujone levels is very difficult, and most testing labs that do it for the government aren't really competent to do it. The federal maximum is 10ppm, which is entirely within the noise-level for the test.

Some analytical chem wonks have concluded that a 10ppm-rated level using that test could actually be anywhere between 5ppm and 35ppm. Still tiny quantities, though.

As it turns out, the grand old absinthes of the 19th century also showed this low thujone level, though.
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