Les Fils d'Emile Pernot Absinthe Bourgeois Absinthe (500ml)
Les fils d'Emile Pernot distillery was founded in 1890 and is located in Pontarlier, France, the birthplace of French absinthe. It has been family run from father to son continuously up until 2005. In addition to their recently developed absinthes and their premium pastis, the classic Vieux Pontarlier distilled anise, the distillery produces a large range of local liqueurs and eaux de vie, including Wild Strawberry liqueur; 'Pontiane', a gentiane-root aperitif similar but superior to Suze and 'Un Sapin', a forest-scented pine-bud liqueur. Their magnificent century-old copper alembics were specially designed for Absinthe production by the famous firm of Egrot in the early 1900s. Reputedly the only stills of their kind in operation anywhere in the world, they're considered a key factor in Pernot's ongoing quality.
If not for the immensely popular public appeal of the famous advertising 'absinthe drinking cat' poster, the Bourgeois label would be long forgotten (it used to be an absinthe brand and the poster hung in nearly every restaurant or bistro in France). It is now the feature on this label. Inside the bottle is a pale green-gold absinthe in an accessible style, perfect for the warmer months. The lifted bouquet offers a potpourri of herbs and alpine freshness, including notes of liquorice, aniseed, juniper, chamomile and lavender. While silky and relaxed on entry, an intense aniseed rush develops through the attack before tingling alcohol, bittersweet herbs, peppermint and liquorice strap enter at the finish. Bright and refreshing, comparisons to premium Pastis are not without justification. 55% Alc./Vol.