Pernod Absinthe Superieure Original Recipe
In 1805, Henri Louis Pernod founded the first French Absinthe Distillery in Pontarlier. From the first Maison Pernod-Fils distillery to the infamous absinthe ban, La Belle Epoque to the re-discovery of the original recipe, the rich history of the Maison Pernod spans more than two centuries. Almost one century after being prohibited, and after two years of research, Pernod recreates its distillery in Thuir and relaunches the original recipe “Recette Traditionnelle” inspired by a 19th century manuscript.
Enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe as a restorative and cure for many types of maladies, Absinthe reached its peak popularity in late 19th and early 20th century Parisian bars and cafés where it was a favorite of Hemingway, Joyce, Van Gogh and Picasso. Similar to Gin, Absinthe is a neutral, high proof spirit (110 to 144) infused with a variety of herbs and botanicals. These typically include green anise, sweet fennel and grand wormwood. Absinthe is most often light green in color but can also be clear.