A perfect, fully functional exact reproduction of the most famous absinthe fountain style, with four working taps.
If you are into Absinthe in a serious way, you need one of these! It is used to drip the water (over sugar usually) into a glass of absinthe from a height to help dissolve the sugar and for a little bar theater. Handmade, mouthblown glass, metallic type plating over brass with four spouts and spigots for up to four glasses of absinthe at one time - showy and eliminates the line at parties. Casting is solid, heavy and decently done. Fit and finish is excellent if not fine, especially considering the price. 8 inches under the spout will accommodate all glasses and still have plenty of fall to dissolve sugar (and look nice).
Please note that this absinthe fountain is shipped carefully packaged and will require some easy assembly. This involves simply connecting the base to the bowl and placing the cover on top.
Water capacity 68oz (2 litres)
Overall height just under 24" (60cm)
Height under taps 12" (31cm)
|Did you know...?
|The proper addition of water to absinthe can not be over stressed. You can certainly add water to your absinthe by using a carafe and many people do. But to get the complete flavor from your drink, you really need an absinthe fountain. The high alcohol concentration of absinthe keeps all of the herbs and spices used in its production suspended in solution. You could say that the herbs are "hidden" or "locked away" inside the undiluted elixir. When the water is added, the alcohol concentration begins to fall and the herbal oils start to precipitate out of the solution. This is how all of the flavor and aroma of the absinthe is enjoyed. The rate at which you add the water will change the taste of the drink drastically. A fast dripped absinthe will taste different than a slow dripped absinthe. The best method to prepare an absinthe is with a very slow drip using the purest, coldest water you can find.