Musty, mini, Mari Mayans bottle found – any info?

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By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 01:18 pm: Edit

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy,
down in my heart
(for searches)
down in my heart
(for booze)
down in my heart
(for porno)
I've got the pizza pie
of understanding
down in my heart
to stay!!!


(big ending)

....WITHOUT A SHIRT!!!!!!
-William Wade Hawpe

By Rch427 on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 12:31 pm: Edit

Thanks, one and all for the information about the tiny vermifuge (wormicide?) that I found.

Petermarc & H.P., you sleuth like you're full of the love of baby Jesus, whatever that means as long as it's complimentary.

Bob C., my Spanish is rustic, rusty and likely to offend anyone who can tolerate eating chiles. I think I now know enough about this little bottle without subjecting the fine folks at Mari Mayans to my questions.

Think I'll put this subject to bed now, and myself.

Proost --

Robert van der Vraagen

By Bob_Chong on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 08:11 am: Edit

Thyme has been used as a vermifuge (i.e., when ingested), for headaches, indigestion, aid whooping cough, etc.

Rch427: is your Spanish rusty or rustic? If it's only rustic, as you said, then they'll just think you're a hick. No biggie.

BC

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:48 pm: Edit

Want me to send you a new one? I've got a shoeboxful under the bed and it's going to waste...

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:43 pm: Edit

Sadly I do NOT have that problem, I fear I've worn it away to nothing with these harsh tiger paws.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:41 pm: Edit

Bloody hell!!

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:41 pm: Edit

"Ugly Man With Huge Penis Unsure How To Get The Word Out"
AUBURN, ME - ; Overweight and balding Ira Groff, 37, is unsure how to get the word out about his 11-inch penis. "In theory, I could fumble around in my wallet for something and then "whoops!";an extra-large condom falls out," the acne-scarred Groff said Monday. "But that would come off as staged." Groff has also pondered wearing tighter pants, leaving penile-reduction-surgery brochures around his workspace, or sporting a button that reads, "Ask Me About My Huge Cock.""

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:40 pm: Edit

"Ugly Man With Huge Penis Unsure How To Get The Word Out"
AUBURN, ME— Overweight and balding Ira Groff, 37, is unsure how to get the word out about his 11-inch penis. "In theory, I could fumble around in my wallet for something and then—whoops!—an extra-large condom falls out," the acne-scarred Groff said Monday. "But that would come off as staged." Groff has also pondered wearing tighter pants, leaving penile-reduction-surgery brochures around his workspace, or sporting a button that reads, "Ask Me About My Huge Cock.""

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:38 pm: Edit

I don't think Rob Van Dammes answer ever got so?

Did that help fella?

I like to help.

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:36 pm: Edit

It's dangerous and funny but dangerous...

AHHHH! It's a horrible thing. AAAHHHHHH!!!!

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:33 pm: Edit

"Pride, like an erect penis, is a dangerous thing."

Yeah? Half the time it just makes me chuckle.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:32 pm: Edit

I've never had thyme-flavored liquor.. sounds pretty nasty. Anyone have reviews?

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:31 pm: Edit

Pride, like an erect penis, is a dangerous thing.

By Verawench on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 12:29 pm: Edit

Damn.. they sound so proud of all that.

By Petermarc on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 11:07 am: Edit

combining the characteristics of absente and hills...aniseed also dominates (as in s&m?)...nuff sed

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:22 am: Edit

Gisting is funny

Absinthe of Mari Mayans (Spain) - Very well with the SILVER AWARD in 2000
As well as in February, 2000 with 5 stars (magazines CLASS). Spanish absinthe tradition since 1880.

Juan Mari Mayans created the Destilerias Mari Mayan in 1880. He was a big authority of herbs and unhurt plants. In this respect it lay close to absinthe to produce. Thanks a careful composition of the formulae from the last century which were split up in extensive study, as well as still today the processing of wild herbs, Mari Mayans is produced after these original recipes. In effect and taste Mari Mayans connects the characteristic of Hill's and ABSENTE. In color and taste like ABSENTE - in the spice and sharpness like Hill's. Besides, he develops nevertheless his(its) own aroma. For example, by a tininess lemon. Aniseed also dominates this absinthe.
Mari Mayans is presently the highest excellent absinthe which we do not want to keep from you.

from the site: http://www.hierbas-ibicencas.de/hi_absinthe.htm

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:14 am: Edit

IT ain't no thang. It's all right here (http://www.marimayans.com/company_i.htm), Baby.

SHEEEET!!!!

By Petermarc on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:04 am: Edit

you da man, head!

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 08:00 am: Edit

Friggin'...

Frigola!!!

By Head_Prosthesis on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 07:41 am: Edit

Friggin' Frigola Fact Finding Missions?!?!?!

By Petermarc on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 07:07 am: Edit

mari mayans seems to have invented it's own history about 'absinthe' since the product it makes now does not appear to have existed for a long time, nor has anyone ever seen any old information/ads about the distillery...i found a bottle called 'suissé' made by mari mayans in barcelona this summer that was made from a base of 'absenta' and lemon syrup that, i believe dates from the 1970's and proves they didn't have much interest in absinthe until recently...why don't you contact them yourself and then let us know? i'm sure they speak some english... a picture of the bottle would help us to date it, too...

By Rch427 on Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 05:52 am: Edit

C'mon, does nobody on this list know anything about Mari Mayans "Frigola" or about early mini bottles? I'd write directly to the distillery, but my Spanish is pretty rustic.
Any info would be appreciated.
-- Robert

By Rch427 on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 01:20 pm: Edit

While prowling around in a thrift store in Utrecht today, I discovered a miniature bottle of Mari Mayans “Frigola”. I picked it up for a guilder (about 40 cents US), but now for the sleuthing as I know very little about it. Here’s what I can tell: the bottle is unopened and about 90% full; it measures about 12cm / 4.5 inches tall and is brown glass with “FRIGOLA” in relief on the back and the Mari Mayans monogram on the neck. The color label says “Estomical Tomillo/ Frigola/ Gran Fabrica de Licorices/ Mari Mayans/ Exportacion a Provincias y Ultramar/ Marca y Nombre Registrados/ Ibiza Baleares”. There is a picture of a couple in traditional Spanish costume, with the man handing the woman some flowers. There is also most of a paper banner across the neck that says “A… Y DIGESTIV…” and a tiny cork. The graphics are very art nouveau, and are the same as the label they use on their Frigola today. However, this bottle is certainly pre-WW2, and I would guess pre-WW1 as well.

I’m familiar with what Mari Mayans sells as “Frigola” nowadays, which is mostly thyme-flavored. However, this label only mentions “licorices” and “digesti(ve), so I wonder if it was an anisette of some sort. Can anyone venture a guess as to this bottle’s age? Has anyone seen one of these before?

TIA for any info.

Proost!

-- Robert van de Nederlands

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