La Maison Fontaine is an ultra premium absinthe, handcrafted amongst the beautiful Jura Mountains in Pontarlier.
When you discover the absinthe capital of the world, Pontarlier (France), has 200 years of Absinthe heritage and the world’s oldest absinthe stills, there’s only one thing to do – handcraft a new ultra premium Absinthe.
La Maison Fontaine has been masterfully refined using 15 natural herbs. Some are kept secret, others we’re happy to shout about – notably, the world-renowned Pontarlier-grown Grande Absinthe, which together with green anise and fennel is the “holy trinity” of any real Absinthe.
An exceptional traditional Absinthe, a stimulating and refreshing drink.
Louche: Cloud-white with some blue tints. The louche is beautiful to watch as it forms, neither too quickly, nor too slow.
Aroma: Beautiful green anise and the distinctive flowery smell of Pontarlier wormwood, like an alpine meadow in spring.
Taste: Sweet and refreshing green anise, intense wormwood and rich fennel, the holy trinity in perfect harmony. Notes of lemon and peppermint in the background, along with other tasty herbals and florals.
Finish: Velvety and smooth, wonderful, the finish follows the aroma and taste.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover this very special absinthe today!
- La Maison Fontaine is designed to be a very versatile spirit. On this website are a few ways to enjoy this absinthe, created with the help of one of London’s leading “sipsmiths” and cocktail writer, Allan Gage.
- La Maison Fontaine is a registered trademark of Metropolitan Spirits Ltd.
“Les fils d’Emile Pernot” distillery was founded in 1890 in Pontarlier, France, by Emile Pernot. In 1910, the distillery produced approximately 450 hectolitres; that is not surprising, because in those days, the consumption of absinthe was making good progress.
When “Fee Verte” was banned in 1915, the distillery turned its production to other products such as those made from aniseed, fruit brandies or alcohol made from gentian.
In 2001 the small distillery started to reproduce absinthe with “Un Emile” from an old family recipe.
In 2005, the distillery was sold to François Thevenin, who has since developed the firm to add a touch of modernity.
A year later, at the end of 2006, François Thevenin bought the Klainguer distillery, also situated in Pontarlier, and formed the Pernot – Klainguer distillery.
- At first, savour La Maison Fontaine without any sugar. Then according to your taste, add some eventually.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh water.
Still being in my first twenties of absinthe and that thanks to your exellent absinthexplore I would so far say La Maison Fontaine Blanche is by far my favorite. It's smooth with perfect touch of wormwood and still very rich in taste. It is an absinthe I would serve to someone I would like to introduce into what absinthes all are about, to give that person a sound foundation in the world of absinthe.
By Dejv. Posted 28/03/2013
This blanche is a true masterpiece. One of those few, that I had to hide eaven from myself from drinking it all too soon. Taste is perfectly balanced and smooth, louche is beautifull and thick. simpy perfect
By Amber. Posted 08/03/2013
This absinthe was a delightful surprise. The flavor isn't particularly big and bold, but not at all disappointing. It's quite candied with a really nice wormwood punch. Very fresh and cool, almost like a mint-free mouthwash. I'm really pleased with this one. Generally, I'm not super excited about blanches but this one is fairly complex and it's hard to find anything to complain about.