Can anyone confirm that this has ANYTHING to do with absinthe?
The seller seems to think so.
"The pipes are designed for drinking absinthe, or any other liquid - sometimes a liquor, schnapps, or whatever you like. When used with ice, the ice floats to the top of the liquid, and as the opening is at the bottom, only the liquid is drawn up the stem. These are unique - I have never seen a set like them anywhere."
The seller has seven other copies of this unique item for sale as well.
Was the absinthe world taken by some horrible form of whimsy for a short time?
Edit: I did a bit more research trying to answer my own question. I found two sites selling similar products, they still don't explain the necessity for an absinthe pipe. Alandia is one of those sites and it explains...
"Drinking alcohol through a straw is fun, using professional tools is even more fun."
Whereas Absinthiana says...
"Two Sebor glass sipping pipes. These ones has also used Johny Depp to enjoy his Absinthe."
I doubt Mr. Depp could be manipulated so easily...
Edited by Poor, 12 August 2007 - 06:59 AM.