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Specific liquor availability question: absinthe, old tom gin, &c

johncb | Mar 19, 201005:21 AM     11

I fancy that I get around to most of the larger suburban liquor stores, but there are a few items I would like to try that I just haven't been able to find:

Does anyone know where to buy a good French absinthe? From store to store I see again and again Kubler, Lucid, and St. George, but I wanted to try one of the better French absinthes, like Jade or Pontarlier -- anyone seen those around? Are they even in distribution in Massachusetts?

Hayman's Old Tom Gin appears at least sporadically locally; but has anyone seen Ransom Old Tom around in Massachusetts?

How about the recently-revived Original Recipe Herbsaint? Maybe I'm just being impatient on this one.

Finally, has anyone seen (recently) any of the specialty Buffalo Trace whiskeys -- Stagg bourbon, Handy rye, or the Sazerac 18?

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