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  1. Wow! So cool to see that new stuff is still discovered.
  2. Hi, didn't see your reply until now. Thank you! So these were produced by Georges Long? I can find no signature anywhere. I have since found and bought a complete fountain of the same type, but without the Junod markings. It's clearly the fountain that the early Frenchman repros were based on. It is not pictured in neither "Absinthe Antiques" or "The Absinthe Encyclopedia" but I have seen it around a few times on the net. (its listed at "http://www.antiqueabsintheware.com/product-p/43302.htm", but it seems a bit overpriced:)
  3. I enjoy both of them very much. You will definitely recognize the quarter cask as a Laphroaig, they're not that different. I've never landed on which one I like the most, but I can guarantee you will like it if you like the 10 year old! Personally my favourite distiller is Lagavulin though:)
  4. Songcatcher: I think you are right, I just checked one now and the cork does seem sturdier. The opener looks great. I just switched from a new modern Ah-So to a vintage one, and the vintage one is very much better. (Thinner metal, easier on old corks.) I think I picked up the tip in here somewhere. Georges: Not bad! For the NO, why not mix things up even more, and slap on a original of the one Jade's inspired by: http://www.todocoleccion.net/etiqueta-absenta-suisse-p-c-neufchatel-absinthe~x15278224 I have one. Though I have to say the new "copy" by Jade is much nicer, with its embossed embroidery:)
  5. I use a butler's friend now so I have no problem with this, but I do notice that the Jade-corks have been prone to fall apart a little. Seems to be better lately, but it might just be me being more careful.. Georges: The perfect kind of silly:) Before I got other gadgets I used to use a old PF bottle as a water carafe. Works great actually!
  6. Might be a case of severely bad translating:)
  7. Yeah, they recently re-engineered the real wormwood by extracting DNA from old wormwood trapped in ancient, solidified absinthe.
  8. Very nice article by the way, it has already made me check flights and travel tips for the absinthe-trail areas:) Hopefully I'll make it sometime.
  9. "I felt a strange sense of disappointment when Mr. MacDonald told me what I had just tried" My exact reaction when I first tried my first preban PF, dissapointment. It went a bit like this: (I was, as always when opening a vintage bottle, worried it just might be ruined by cork or other age related ailments) "Yess! There's nothing wrong with it!" "Wow!, this is amazing!" "F***... I can't have this everyday.. Still, in all a wonderful experience, even if a little painful. And of course to be positive, there is so much wonderful new stuff being made, and in time I believe either by new tricks or just by good old aging we will have plentiful preban'ish stuff even after it's all gone.
  10. Mork

    "Vintage"

    Here's another bargain:) http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Mignonnette-minibottle-absinthe-lemercier-/191209881103 That's less than 600 euro/liter of this ancient absinthe!
  11. Wow! We're actually rewriting absinthe-history! Scott needs to update his book quickly.
  12. Welcome! Funny way to discover absinthe(vaping )
  13. Wow, that's amazing! I came across an equally impressive rarity just recently: A completely unrecorded absinthe-spoon! Probably also a prototype. Note how instead of many holes, there is just the one, but a broad one. This ensures the water is spread evenly across the entire width of the glass. Taking bids above 1000euro, first come first served! ​
  14. After some additional googling I see this one also described as a JR fountain several places, but I don't know if it is or isn't. It seems fairly common though.
  15. Thanks! I don't think it's JR Fountain, unless they made varying designs? It's not the one with the base you describe, it's the same type as pictured here: http://l.ballarini.chez-alice.fr/PICT0011.JPG​ (Only the glass is missing, but the base, valves and top are identical) I don't have it here yet, but on the photos the brand "Junod" is written/stamped in the base. Lead and asbestos, sounds like a good reason to use it as decoration:)
  16. Hello! I stumbled upon a vintage Junod fountain really cheap the other day. But the glass is broken/missing, so my question is: Does anyone here tried replacing the bowl of an old fountain? I'm guessing someone here must have tried:) Do I need to have it custom made, or does any of the new replacement ones fit with a little help? The fountain in question is not preban from what I know, made for anis/pastis I think I think it's from the 20's or 30's. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  17. Perdomo Oscuro. My favourite staple cigar:)
  18. ​ In stores here you can buy "Professional chewing gum" too. Should pair well.
  19. Regarding the potential change in either recipe or method, will this go for PF1910 as a whole, or just the bottling for the American market?
  20. Here's one: http://www.museeabsinthe.com/vintage.html Allthough it does say "Envase provisional". Maybe the first ones were filled in ordinary bottles? I don't know. But I've seen more than one example of these without neckseals. I've also seen a empty bottle of Pernod SA Couvet for sale at Finest and Rarest a year or two ago. They estimated it at 1920's. The different look of the cross on the label I don't know much about, but here's an old thread about it: http://www.museeabsinthe.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t1107.html (I'm more or less constantly looking for this particular brand:P)
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