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#1 Steve Fish

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

I am in the market to purchase an absinthe glass (or two) in an antique style (or, dare I ask, an actual Époque-period glass) in a smaller size and preferably with a fill score on the outside. I'm looking for something sized appropriately for sampling (12-17ml doses) rather than everyday drinking amounts. If you have anything like this for sale or could point me in the right direction, I would very grateful.


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#2 Joe Legate

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

I have used the La Rochere Ecaille glass for years.  It's not an absinthe glass at all but it serves nicely for making small tasting glasses when a wide variety is the name of the game.

Also, they are tough as nails.  You can punt them across the room and only break your toe.  I think it's supposed to be 6 fluid ounces but the little boopies lend themselves for measuring much smaller servings.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

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#4 Steve Fish

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:15 AM

Excellent glass, Joe. I did see that one online and wondered if the size and markings would suffice. Sounds like it would be a good choice.


Brian, I've PMed you on your generous offer.


Thank you both so much for responding!


- Steve

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

Look on eBay, you can find a lot of vintage short Mazagran glasses, usually advertised as absinthe glasses.


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