Les Fils d'Emile Pernot Absinthe Bourgeois Absinthe (500ml)
$84. 99 Bottle
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 1900’s. Reputedly the only stills of their kind in operation anywhere in the world, they are 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 brand would be long forgotten (Bourgeois used to be an absinthe brand during the Belle Epoque, where absinthe was consumed nearly everywhere, and the famous cat poster hung in nearly every restaurant or bistro in France). It is now the feature on one of Pernot's labels. Reportedly, this is a light and refreshing style of absinthe, perfect for the warmer months. 55% Alc./Vol. No tasting notes available.