If you look back to last week, you’ll see where we talked about TDN video with Mata Hari absinthe. We got a few comments on there when I noticed a disturbing trend – they appeared to be from the same IPs, had the same style, and were promoting a rival – La Tourment Vert.
Over in the Mixoloseum, some of us were talking about this and realized that we were all being hit on posts mentioning Mata Hari absinthe.
I wasn’t the hugest fan of Mata Hari but it wasn’t bad – and “bad” is all I’ve heard about La Tourment Vert (“Grain Neutral spirits + Scope Wintergreen = La Tourment Vert” was one comment on it in the chat room, as well as descriptions of how their spam is better than their product and how urinating in a jar and letting it sit was better than drinking it) and with the amount of good absinthe I have, well, I have no desire to BUY any. Besides, over at The Wormwood Society they don’t even seem to consider it absinthe!
Seriously. Who would do such a thing? All I knew – from tracerouting the IPs – was that they were in LA. Then one of our fellow bloggers pointed out the PR contact he had:
Interactive Media Manager, CASHMERE AGENCY
1110 North La Brea Avenue | Inglewood, CA 90302 Email: email@example.com | www.cashmereagency.com EMBRACE THE RENAISSANCE
Does “EMBRACE THE RENAISSANCE” mean “spam the hell outta bloggers”?
Seriously, folks. If you want good absinthe there are lots of better choices out there. Mata Hari was very nice in providing us the resources to do the live TDN and it’s a different change of pace from many absinthes. Kubler is one of the better deals in absinthe I’ve found. I’ve heard good things about St. George.
Just don’t buy La Tourment Vert.