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    Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    Please assist... I'm looking for some basic, well made mint julep glasses (which are completely unavailable here). I'd like to avoid glass, or collectible (derby, etc.) items. I'm looking for something traditional, basic and sturdy, without huge expense. Does anyone have a local KY supplier that offers mail order etc.? I should have picked some up in KY but the luggage was full of bourbon ! Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    I know that Evan Williams Single Barrel (I think the 93) came in a gift set that included a mint julep cup (one or 2 I forget, but I think one). Try looking around for them or shoot Tonya a PM, she had several last time I was there. Not saying she could ship em', but doesn't hurt to talk right?

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    Traditionally, mint juleps are to be drunk from a silver cup, 9 to 12 ounces. Sterling runs about $250. Plate about $40. I've also seen them in pewter. If you google 'julep cups' you'll get plenty of hits. Obviously, any metal cup (stainless steel, aluminum) works fine.

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    Dave,

    I can get you the cups I "kinda know" the folks who make them available

    PM me if you want me to get them for you

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    There ya' go Dave, those are the ones I was talking about!

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    I have seen a lot of julip cups (silver, of course) in antique shops around Frankfort, Ky. They are expensive... from $175 to $300. I don't know what the differences are, except, maybe, the quality and age. They usually are in groups of two to four. I have never seen more than four in a set. Even then, that would approach $1000... way too much for my budget!

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    that would approach $1000... way too much for my budget!
    That's why you see so many in the stores!

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    As a clarification, that's around $1000 for four (4) silver julip cups.

    Although I would like to own old silver julip cups, that's way too much for me, also.

    Let's see... how many George T. Stagg bottles is that? (Or even the best Rip Van Winkle bourbon.)

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    Re: Seeking Mint Julep Glasses (non-glass)

    I found some of these last night (Columbia,SC). I got one cup (probably aluminum) with a bottle of EWSB 93 for about $20.
    Craig

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    The EWSB Julep cup

    The EWSB Julep Cup

    Bettye Jo
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