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    Well, more my best Kouzaki aoto for razors than a 'friend' in the traditional sense of the word.

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    Kouzaki aoto: you were the truest blue, and my razors will miss you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    I love the ritual of the perfect Louche

    It is almost as fun as getting the perfect slurry on a Nakayama

    Certain aspects of creating a drink and the serving of the drink can add to the enjoyment of a cocktail
    Scotch for me is not only about the liquor but also about having a nice heavy cut rocks glass that has heft and the right sound as the 5 ice cubes roll around in it
    A well made and served Old Fashioned has the same feel to it

    Absinthe takes that whole experience to a different level
    Ah! I can see this post now.. weird. I saw it when it came in and went to respond but couldn't. I completely agree, and I find it very interesting and going with intuition. I wrote on this before, but all vices, addictions and hobbies are as much or more about the ritual than the act. There have been multiple papers on the ritual being more addictive than the substance- from sex, tobacco, heroin, gambling, alcohol, razors, honing, absinthe etc. The most captivating ones are the ones with the most ritual and gear, the specialized accouterments- the more of it there exists the more poised a hobby stands to become an obsession. Were people crave the act of a cigarette long after the nicotine withdrawal and cravings have subsided- it is the linked memories to the ritual that make them so alluring and satisfying. I can skip right over opium and the religious sacraments and rituals of most every culture, and go right to the perfect lather, the feel of the brush on the face, the opening of your pores and skin as air hits freshly exposed skin for the first time- or as you put it- to raising the perfect slurry. With many hones and naguras and progressions- well, a community that spends more time taking about shaving than actually shaving- it's not news I suppose that rituals can have a more lasting psychological hold on the human mind than substances. It seems they're also the most likely to be feared by the out group perception bias- anything with lots of specialized tools and rituals is somehow perceived with subconscious acknowledgement to the reality of it its tangible allure as dangerous. Which is partly why beer does well to stay informal and marijuana has had such a hard time- if it wasn't for peoples laziness it might be interesting to see how Gillette would have responded to straight razors...they could have tag teamed with the vinyards. (funny if you know the story about the ban (I have gathered already that you do, Glenn))

    I will post the paper my wife is working on about absinthe, once it is published. It should be well liked.

    cheers.


    edit: There have not been papers explicitly on honing, absinthe or razors being addictive to my knowledge, I was merely grouping them as being correlated with much of the studied independent variables.
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    Peppery wormwood- Young Cousin in the glass

    and anesthetic soaked scent- Surgeon's Narutaki under steel. I didn't realize at the time the synergy of these two until now when my mouth feels as comfortably tingly as my olfactory would suggest it should be in smelling this toishi. An excellent Absinthe and stone pairing.
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    Ah, a beautiful line up of Jade absinthes. Bravo!
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    Nice setup there. Long time fan. Perrier pairs with the terroir of Pernod, I would say. [now say that fast three times ] Glad it is legal in this US now. It use to cost a ton to get from the EU.

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    I have been wanting to try that for awhile now, but since I can't stand the smell or taste of black licorice I didn't want to get it and have the anise turn it into a bottle that is going to sit around collecting dust. Is the taste of the anise as strong as Jagermeister?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSmith1983 View Post
    I have been wanting to try that for awhile now, but since I can't stand the smell or taste of black licorice I didn't want to get it and have the anise turn it into a bottle that is going to sit around collecting dust. Is the taste of the anise as strong as Jagermeister?
    Solution. I'll give you my address, then you can enjoy buying it and yet not have to bother with it lying around.

    A holiday in Massachusetts with one of my favorite absinthes, butterfly. A Boston recipe distilled in Switzerland.

    Pro tip: while traveling if you should be without your boullier - a condiment bottle works great :-) cheers!
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