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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

-August Strindberg, 1886
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France

In the east of France, in the Jura region you find the small town of Pontarlier. That was where the Ffrench absinthe production started way back in the early 1800's. The Pernod Fils distillery opened their plant there in 1805, which grew to become one of the regions most important companies, providing many jobs. It also became one of the most successful companies in the history of France. Many other towns became known for their absinthe distilleries and some yet again have production of absinthe going. In the town of Pontarlier there is also the annual absinthe festival - the Absinthiades.


 

 
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1797

Brand information

Alcohol
75%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From the Pontarlier based distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot and Archive Spirits come this creation. The first batch of Roquette 1797, based on a recipe from that year - 1797. Its powerful herbal profile and the prominent Pontarlier Wormwood gives this absinthe a very unique touch.

 

 
 
Absente 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Distilleries & Domaines de Provence
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The US version of the Absente 55%. European version differs only slightly and since this was reviewed a new product, Grande Absente, have entered the market.

 
 
Absinth Emanuelle - Vom Fass

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille / Vom Fass
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Made by French distillery Paul Devoille for German liqour company Vom Fass.

 
 
Absinthe Blanchette

Brand information

Alcohol
60%
Manufacturer
Combier
Country
France
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

An absinthe blanche from Combier. In cooperation with Jade Liqueurs they made this based on an old Combier absinthe recipe. It was awarded a gold medal in the 2006 Absinthiades.

 
 
Absinthe Bourgeois

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Les Fils d'Emile Pernot in Pontarlier France did it again. All cats aside, this is one kitty I'm not allergic to. A long lasting meeeoow is what I say.

 
 
Absinthe Edouard

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Combier / Jade Liqueurs
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The third absinthe from Jade Liqueurs was another reproduction of a pre-ban absinthe. This time it was the Edouard Pernod and actually it was a good enough attempt.

 
 
Absinthe Partisane

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Francois Guy
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Distilled by Francois Guy in Pontarlier for absinthe merchant Alandia. Interesting to see this coming from Francois Guy as it goes against many of his own beliefs about absinthe.

 
 
Absinthe Roquette 1797

Brand information

Alcohol
74%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

After the trial batches of the 1797, this is the end result. The Absinthe Roquette 1797.

 
 
Absinthe Sauvage 1804, first batch

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The French word Sauvage translates to "wild". The Absinthe Sauvage is anything but wild - it's a very sophisticated drink. Distilled in extremely small batches using wild-growing absinthe from the Pontarlier region.

 
 
Authentique

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another absinthe verte from the prominent distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot in La Cluse-et-Mijoux, Pontarlier, France. Authentique is its name and yes - Authentique is its game.

 
 
Belle Amie

Brand information

Alcohol
72%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Parisian Absinthe-shop Vert d'Absinthe owner Luc Santiago had this traditional absinthe, based on a 1899 recipe made by the Pontarlier based distillery, Les Fils d'Emile Pernot.

 
 
Blanche de Fougerolles 74

Brand information

Alcohol
74%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

The white cousin of Verte de Fougerolles. It is based on a traditional absinthe blanche recipe. At the time of its release this was one of the finest blanches. It holds a super creamy milky louche.

 
 
Doubs Mystique Carte d'Or

Brand information

Alcohol
65%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Distilled by Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier, based on the protocols by David Nathan-Maister for a South African distributor. All that doesn't matter. What matters is that this is a really nice drink.

 
 
Francois d'Argeys

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Lemercier
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A distilled absinthe from France, early on the market but it made little impression and it's not very common in stores. I believe it has been discontinued.

 
 
Francois Guy

Brand information

Alcohol
45%
Manufacturer
Francois Guy
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Also one of the first distilled absinthes to be released from france after the ban. It lacks fennel though, since the maker decided that fennel was evil and should not be used in absinthe. Weird? Yes, but that's the story.

 
 
 
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