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of late i've been drinking more and more brandy: particularly calvados and armagnac. as a whisky drinker, armagnac punches some sherry cask buttons for me, with some crossover into bourbon (particular

good man. don't forget to use that link again the next time you buy a $2000 tv!

no, but i can see the porn you fruitlessly search for on amazon.

 

actually, i can't see anything other than what has been ordered--not by whom, nor where it's going, nor where they clicked to get to the link. so i really advise routing all your big ticket purchases through my link.

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here you go (i think): http://amzn.to/2aCeEqv

 

no, this one should work: http://amzn.to/2aXurnZ

 

nope, but this one should work.

 

and i've changed the link to neal's book in my original post to an amazon smile link as well. thanks for letting me know--i didn't know that was an option with the amazon associates program.

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actually, it doesn't work the same way.

 

with a regular amazon associates link the affiliate link for commissions is appended to every product page you visit after entering amazon through an amazon associate link.

 

but with smile.amazon.com it appears that while links to specific products will append both the smile link and the affiliate link, the affiliate link gets dropped when you click on to a different page after entering.

 

so if you go to smile.amazon.com through an affiliate link that link will be dropped when you click on a product.

 

so:

1. if you click on this direct link to the charles neal book it will pay out both to your charity of choice and to my associates account if you purchase the book. but any page clicked past that point will drop the affiliate link.

 

2. if you enter amazon through my non-smile amazon associates link to their front page all your purchases for that session will pay out to my associates account.

 

3. but if you enter amazon through my smile amazon associates link to their front page the associates link will be dropped when you click on any other page and your purchases will pay out only to your smile account.

 

odd but so it seems to work. or maybe the affiliates link is tracked in some less obvious way. whatever. do as you please.

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Book ordered.

 

good man. don't forget to use that link again the next time you buy a $2000 tv!

 

My copy has arrived - man, talk about a tome!

 

As Normandy/Brittany are near the top of our list for a next destination trip, this is gonna be fun.

 

Do you have his book on Armagnac?

 

 

 

it's something, isn't it? no, i don't have the armagnac book. out of print and too expensive on the used market. (and the reviews make it sound like the production values are far inferior to the calvados book.)

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i think i was wrong. i think no matter what the mode of entry, the affiliate link past the first click is saved only in a cookie. anyway, i'll be using amazon smile links exclusively from now on on the blog.

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Drinks that are herbal / spice / fruit extractions certainly age, proportionally to the amount of residual solids and their tendency to oxidize. Of course this is most pronounced when you leave the payload in (e.g. green almond liquor continues to change noticeably for many months) and only marginally after filtering.

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well, no one seems to make that claim for calvados or armagnac (or cognac, that i know of), and if it could be made you'd expect them to make it. therefore either the process of distillation or filtration (there are no solids in these bottles) puts paid to that.

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Right, I assume calva and armagnac are column distilled (haven't checked) so there wouldn't be much there. (vs chartreuse that is a maceration product)

 

I'm not really sure about pot distillation - I know shochu does age in the bottle so I suppose that's possible.

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