Mignonette Pictures

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By Midas on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 11:52 pm: Edit

I would sell a family member for a quarter of those...

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 02:22 pm: Edit

I thought I had seen those pictures some where....

By Timk on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 02:10 pm: Edit

It looks like there is a bit of negotiation to go on for the Pinand miniature - but the Tarragona is on it's way courtesy Royal Mail, It's going to take a bit of thinking about as to whether i open it and drink all the contents, or not lol.
The pictures are from The French Mignonette Collecting Society Catalog, makes you want to cry doesnt it - these things actually still exist and were in one place :*-( lol anyway can you imagine what they are worth - anyone care to hazard a guess as to the values of a couple? I seem to remember someone saying the list prices were 150FF lol I wish

Tim

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 11:47 am: Edit

Quite possible. There was Pernot, Edouard Pernot, Jules Pernod (that was his legtimate name actually), L Pernod, Pierre Noe, and a host of others.

By Artemis on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 10:49 am: Edit

Is "Pinand" one of the "homonyms" Pernod complained about (and took people to court over) as described in the pamphlet on Phil's site?

By Chrysippvs on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 10:46 am: Edit

I would shoot for a more modern date, the lettering and such is indicative of a more art Deco look (30's - 40's), although it is impossible to say.

I think Bennoh may have been one of the German Swiss makers like Dornier-Tuller and others.

Very nice find Tim ( BTW are those pictures from a catalog or are they just shots of a collection?), you planning to open the Tarragona?

By Tabreaux on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 08:47 am: Edit

My guess is that it (Pinand) is from the early 1900s. I'm not certain what is meant by "compounded", as I would guess that it was an imported mid-grade (60 degrees). Whatever it was, it probably was not around very long.

I don't think that "Bennoh" was a French brand. Scandinavian perhaps, and early 1900s(?).

Pernod Tarragona is very good. Like E. Pernod but a little more aromatic.

By Fluid on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 08:41 am: Edit

ahhhhh!

*jealousy*
*salivaton*
*hitting refresh button*
*rubbing eyes in disbelief*
*more salivation*

«repeat»

By Timk on Saturday, January 20, 2001 - 07:58 am: Edit

Jeez - look at all this pre-ban absinthe - sigh
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon2.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon3.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon4.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon5.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/Mignon6.jpg

My baby - shortly to be delivered to my house : - )
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/pernodtarragona.jpg

Anyone know anything about this brand - it's a handmade bottle, quite early in the last century - aparrently, but look at the level - no evaporation at all!
http://www.geocities.com/timkilvington/pinandabsinthe.jpg

Tim

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