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Pontarlier Absinthe Glass

This style is considered the quintessential traditional Pontarlier absinthe glass.

The glass was originally named after it appeared in an advertisement for the number one absinthe producer of its time, Pernod Fils. The print featured in the brand's hometown newspaper in Pontarlier, France (see photo below). Because the company was so popular, the print was sent all over France, only adding to the brand recognition for Pernod Fils and the Pontarlier glass. 

This glass is made in the same proportions as an original Pontarlier glass, including its reservoir. The reservoir area is used to measure the amount of absinthe to be served. This was intended to aide the bartender in a bar setting, by knowing the correct amount of absinthe to pour, and it helped the customer know it was an honest pour. The reservoir size generally correlates with the size of the glass being used. This reservoir measures 25mL (0.8 oz.), which is standard for an absinthe glass of this size.

This is a moulded, machine made glass, so it is thick and solid — ideal for heavy duty use in a bar or restaurant. Made in France. 

  • Machine molded glass.
  • Made in France.
  • Measures 3.375" (8.6 cm) in diameter x 5.25" (14.6 cm) in height.
  • Glass holds 9 oz. (266mL).
  • Reservoir holds approximately 0.85 oz. (25 mL).