SLIPSTREAM® absinthe pipes
bring the advantages of the traditional absinthe louche ritual - as you'd get with a a water-filled fountain or carafe, along with spoon and sugar - with much greater convenience for a single serving. The traditional absinthe louche ritual we know and love: with water-filled fountain or carafe, a spoon and sugar, is a delight to behold. Many minutes of pleasure watching a louche form, white vapoury trails as the absinthe goes cloudy. This tradition is a delight, however it is not always the most practical. The people behind Slipsteam have come up with a new way of serving absinthe
that keeps the pleasurable bits about the traditional absinthe serve, and adds convenience. Rather than having to set up a fountain, or sloshing water all over your table, it's all a very neat affair. And dishwasher friendly
! If you are travelling and still want to enjoy absinthe, the pipe is particularly practical because of its detachable straw
, and the fact it is made of borosilicate glass
(also called Pyrex). This gives it an incredible strength compared to normal glass. We understand and love the traditional absinthe ritual, and the SLIPSTREAM® Pipe is not something for everyone, and not for all occasions, however SLIPSTREAM® has got decent praise from some well-known people
in the absinthe community, in particular highlighting its convenience.
- Dishwasher-safe glass - Modern and convenient. - Ideal for travel, with detachable straw. No more sugar stuck in your glass. - Ideal for bars and for private enjoyment.
Green anise, fennel, grand wormwood and various herbs, oak
Did you know?
- The quantities of spirit and herbs recorded in the manuscript of 1797 were described in quantities such as 'pots of eau-de-vie', 'buckets' and 'handfuls', which made interpreting the recipe an interesting challenge.
- Even if it's obvious what the number 1797 means, you can not say as much for the name Roquette. In fact, it was the name of the horse ridden by the legendary father of absinthe, Doctor Ordinaire..
- The Roquette 1797 absinthe is an Archive Spirits production, a joint venture between two fascinated absintheurs: David Nathan-Maister of Oxygenee; and Peter Schaf, renowned absinthe expert. They are planning on producing further releases of the Roquette 1797 absinthe: a 1731 and an 1804 edition, both also based on unpublished hand-written originals.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of chilled water. - At first, enjoy your barrel aged Roquette with cold water and, if you like, a small amount of sugar according to the French absinthe ritual. You can also enjoy barrel aged Roquette on the rocks with a few dashes of water to bring the strength of the alcohol down a bit, like you would a still-strength whisky.