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Legler Pernod

Legler Pernod is another one of those slightly smaller producers coming out of the Pernod family. It seems as the quality of anything coming from any of the Pernod-related manufacturers is quite high. Legler Pernod is no exception.

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Legler Pernod (circa 1915)
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)
Legler Pernod (circa 1915)

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Legler Pernod (circa 1915) 2011-12-07 10:52:20 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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Thanks to my good friend Simon Pedersen I had the opportunity to sample this exquisite piece of absinthe history.

In 1863 Otto Legler, married to Caroline Pernod (daughter of Edouard Pernod who ran the Edouard Pernod distillery), set up an absinthe distillery in Couvet, Switzerland. He added his wifes last name to his own, and the name of the company was Legler-Pernod. (from the book "Pernod 200 years" by Marie-Claude Delahaye)

With the wonderful brownish color that follows years and years of ageing and storing - the color known as feuille-morte, the dead leaf brown, and a wonderful rich and complex nose it's a pure pleasure to slowly pour a measure into the glass and noticing how its scent fills the room.

A nice and smooth blend of herbs, a clear hint of wormwood in harmony with a healthy dose of anise. Not too much, not to make it harsh... Just very well balanced.
Slowly dripping water into it forms strange cloudy patterns and displays a fine thin layer of unlouched absinthe on top. Then it too louches and the glass displays a thick creamy wonderfully floral drink.

Tasting it reveals a drink exactly as wonderful as the aroma invited me to think. Creamy, soft, round and yet so complex and full of taste. Every time I get to drink a glass of pre-ban absinthe of this high quality I know why I love this drink.

This is plain and simply wonderful.
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