The great Pontarlier absinth and anise are distilled after maceration in wine alcohol. The best of the high quality distillate is then macerated again. It includes anise, grand wormwood, petit wormwood, hyssop, and melissa, which provides anise, musk and herbaceous tasting notes. Pernod Absinthe contains no artificial dyes or sugar with the ideal serve being the traditional ritual of ice water cascading over a sugar cube. It is also the perfect ingredient to elevate a cocktail for any occasion.
The Spirit of France since 1805. In 1805, Henri-Louis Pernod first created what was to become the most celebrated spirit on the cafe terraces of 19th Century Paris. Many famous artists, painters, poets and writers discovered its charms and their works included several references to their taste for this new aperitif. The secret of Pernod’s unique taste is well kept, but its flavour is derived from a distillation of star anise and aromatic plants and herbs.