Timko wrote:I will buy a bottle from you if you can get me one.
Oh, I picked up a 4 Roses Single Barrel for cocktails and a little less aggressive whiskey for my friends.
I got it from the only place I knew of that had any stock and that is because they called me when it came in. They tried to sell it to me for $75 a bottle and I said they were crazy and started to walk when the dude asked me to come back and sold it to me for an acceptable price. I wouldn't be surprised if it has sold out at that price though. Dirty John's had 60 bottles Tuesday morning, opened at 7:30 and sold out before 9am!
On the Sazerac, have you tried it with Pernod instead of absinthe? Not sure where I would get absinthe unless it is readily available now. I have both types of bitters though so that is all I need. I made my own simple syrup from some organic cane sugar so it is dark but still tasty.
I actually got my last bottle from John's as well. If you can get it, please let me know.
I can readily buy absinthe, so I normally use it. But you can use pastis.
Note on Pernod: It's a distillery, not a type of alcohol. In fact, Parnod Fils is one of the oldest reputable absinthe makers in the world. Their stuff now isn't good, put a bottle of Jade PF 1901
is a pretty fantastic recreation of their original blends.
The darker color from organic sugar would really make the drink pop I think.