François Guy is more aniseed than average and is produced in the pure traditional way, according to an ancient house recipe. This absinthe will enchant both novices and confirmed absinthe drinkers.
According to a recipe more than a century old, its colour is obtained entirely naturally from plants.
is produced from old methods of distillation guaranteeing the character of the traditional taste of absinthe. It is therefore no surprise that it won a prize three times in a row at the Absinthiades in Pontarlier.
A particular absinthe which merits being discovered!Nose :
Precise scents of aniseed on a lightly herbaceous background.Paladar :
Fresh and Round. In line with the hints of aniseed found on the nose, it also reveals notes of Grand wormwood.Finish :
Good length. Marked by anise with a touch of grand wormwood.
- The Guy distillery also produces Pontarlier Anis, the only aperitif based on distilled green anise.
- François Guy
was one of the first to restart producing distilled absinthe. In 2001, he planted 55 000 plants of absinthe. The new crop was harvested at the end of September and dried during October. The first litres were on sail on the 15 of December 2001.
- François Guy
absinthe participated at the 2007 Absinthiades were it won 4th place.
The Guy distillery was founded in 1890 by Armand Guy. Until 1914, it produced an absinthe which made Pontarlier famous.
François Guy, the great grandson of Armand Guy, took over the distillery and thanks to a change in the European legislation, started distilling François Guy
absinthe on 15th December 2001.
- At first, savour François Guy
with half a piece of sugar. Then add more or less according to your taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
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- 1 L
- Green (very pale)
By Vesa. Posted 17/05/2013
A fine absinthe with sugar, but without sweetening tastes quite watery even when making a stronger drink. Still, price is right for this everyday absinthe.
By AliMcJ. Posted 16/05/2013
Strong anise taste; great bottle. With sugar and water it tastes like Ouzo. It is already fairly sweet. I have used 1:1 ratio of absinthe to water, as that is when it clouds all the way up. Call me a Philistine, but I tried using the sugar water in which apricots are preserved in place of water over sugar, at a ratio of about a tsp. to 2 oz water, and it is very smooth. Let me know I'm not a philistine. This is the first absinthe I have ever had, as it was the least expensive of four bottles I got to try, and I'm saving the others until I am back in civilization again.
I can't rate the absinthe in stars yet because I have nothing to compare it to and I have not finished the bottle. If I submit this and am asked to rate it, it will get three stars just for that reason. It may well be a five-star absinthe. I know I love the bottle.
The fourth bottle is Green Velvet, which I anticipate to be excellent.
I chose this Francois Guy Absinthe because of the honest or down to earth mix of herbs and for the maker.
Yep, program would not let me hold off rating until I could do it well.