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#1 stardust

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

I was at a bar in Santa Monica called the Basement Tavern on Sunday, and I noticed this miniature absinthe fountain. I asked the bartender about it and he said it was given to them by Pernod. Has anyone seen a fountain like this for sale? It's the perfect sizre for one or two glasses of absinthe, and looked to me like it would travel well.

I'm hoping this has a more generic manufacturer, and that it's not exclusively from Pernod. I'd hate to have to buy a bottle of that crap to get this.

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#2 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

I've seen a few at local bars here, and they were given by the Pernod rep as as well. It's common practice (although illegal in many states) for distributors to give bars branded items like this (and bar mats, signs, glassware, mirrors etc.), making them feel obligated to continue buying the brand. As far as I can find, these aren't available commercially and Pernod had them made for this specific purpose.

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#3 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

It looks like Pernod commissions the modern gear from a designer, Pierre Gonalons, so I would bet Pernod makes it exclusive.
http://www.pernod.ne...absinthe-ritual

I can't find a point of sale for it.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

I don't understand why fountains such as this do not have extended feet from each corner to make them more stable. Situated at the corners they wouldn't get in the way of your glass and would make it much less likely of tipping over. But what do I know? :unsure:
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#5 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

The fact that they all say "Pernod Fils" on them makes it all the more painful.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

There are so many small fountains out there that are nicely designed....

#7 Père Ubu

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Especially Baub's.

Lucid also pimps a line of cool stuff. Period sure gets behind some seriously nice gear. Too bad Pernod put all their energy into propaganda, which leaves no energy for a quality drink.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

The fact that they all say "Pernod Fils" on them makes it all the more painful.


I hear you. My husband bought for me a bottle of Pernod as a surprise gift. Poor man did not know what he was doing... We only drank one glass to try it. It is sitting in the shelf ever since.

But thanks for the Pernod link, Louchey. Some of those images can make for good desktop wallpapers.
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#9 baubel

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:44 AM

A friend of mine has a husband who works for a local bar. Lucid gave that bar a fountain, and I think the husband ended up with it, even though he's not into absinthe. I don't know about the size of it though.

Especially Baub's.


Hey, it's not the size of the fountain that matters but what you louche with it. Yeah, that's the ticket. :twitchsmile:

My husband bought for me a bottle of Pernod as a surprise gift. Poor man did not know what he was doing... We only drank one glass to try it. It is sitting in the shelf ever since.


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#10 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Actually you can buy it :)
But you have to go for the whole set, the "pernod cube bar"
http://www.the-boile...r/#.ULS1uFJJRyY

Costs an arm and a leg, sold with Pernod bottle.

I have been aware of its existence for a long while, having discussed with Gonalons for an article in La Gazette. Pernod never gave their green light for the article to be published. I can give some facts on his work though
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#11 Ambear

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Those (what I assume to be) spoons are damn ugly.
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#12 Derrick

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Agreed.
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#13 baubel

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:09 AM

They double as a latch.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#14 Todd

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

ok, Im a little lost. I clicked the link but It doesnt show It. takes me to some boiler maker article.ok after a quick world search I did find It. I wonder If there are other types out there. a small fountain like this would be perfect for my setup, but I get to nervous to order anything from overseas.

Edited by Todd, 01 December 2012 - 08:22 PM.

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I prefer to decant my champagne to reduce bubble feel and open the flavor of the wine.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

I found a new addition to lucid products a glass 2 spout fountain. for $47.00 us

http://www.brandpoin...omotional Items

It doesnt say about how large It Is.
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"Death in the Afternoon" a.k.a. The Hemingway
1.5oz Absinthe
4oz of a very dry or Brut champagne

I prefer to decant my champagne to reduce bubble feel and open the flavor of the wine.

#16 redwun

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

I just can't get myself to buy gear.Another bottle of absinthe always wins out. :fork:
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Yep. A sports bottle usually works for me, and being that I'm consuming in 2012 instead of 1912, I'd really like to see a line of modern absinthe gear. You artists?
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#18 baubel

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:23 AM

Grim once pointed out to me that a chilled, almost frozen water bottle with the lid slightly unscrewed can drip rather nicely. Hold on to that lid though, I've had one drop into a glass on more than one occasion...especially with the cheaper water bottles that have a smaller, thinner lid. That's usually what I end up using for a glass or two of absinthe, even with a few fountains in the closet. It's less work and uses less ice, especially when I keep a half or third frozen water bottle in the freezer.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

I hear that there's a guy who makes fabulous ceramic fountains .... :g:
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