The MAJOR new release from the distillery Emile Pernot, not to be missed!
The Berthe de Joux absinthe is the latest offering from the Emile Pernot distillery, and the first original absinthe crafted entirely by our newly appointed master distiller, with very rich mountainous fragrances combined with a refinement reminding the greatest absinthes from the 19th century, a BIG surprise!
The Berthe de Joux absinthe is carefully distilled in our centennials alembics using a wine alcohol base because of its silky and fruity notes, green anise because of its gourmands and spicy notes, fennel because of its rich mouth feel, grande Pontarlier wormwood because of its aromatic puissance and its herbaceous notes from our mountains, and other natural herbs kept secretive. The result is at the same time spicy, herbaceous, fresh, peppery and extremely complex.
The Berthe de Joux
absinthe is offering you a unique trip not only back in the days where majestic flavours from the Belle Epoque absinthes can be rediscovered, but also a trip through our beautiful region with a rich aromatic bouquet full of fragrances from the Jura mountains.
Regarding the name “Berthe de Joux”, here are the explanations about its origin:
The name Berthe de Joux pays hommage to the magnificent medieval Chateau de Joux which directly overlooks the distillery, but more specifically to Berthe, the young - and if the medieval chroniclers are to be believed - smokin' hot wife of Amauri III de Joux, who ruled in the late 12 century. While trusting Amauri was away on the Crusades, lonely Berthe fell for the chiselled good looks of Amey de Montfaucon, a young knight who oh-so-conveniently arrived at the Chateau to have some trifling wounds tended. Let's just say that within a short time, he was feeling much, MUCH better. As you've no doubt already guessed, this ended badly for all concerned: Amauri arrived home early from an exhausting day slaughtering unbelievers, found his wife in bed with Amey, and rather than, as one might have hoped, sitting down and having a meaningful talk about the future of their relationship, instead impaled Amey three times with his sword, and hung his body from a gibbet over the castle walls. Poor Berthe was imprisoned, naked and in chains, in a tiny dungeon, accessed only by a small peephole, presumably so that Amauri could periodically drop by and hiss "that'll teach you". When Amauri eventually died, their son, Henri de Joux, in a "the very least you could do" gesture, had his mother freed and transferred to the neary Abbey of Montbenoît, where she lived out her days in prayer and repentence, with, one hopes, still a faint twinkle in her eye.
- The Berthe de Joux
is the first absinthe entirely produced by the Emile Pernot Master distiller: Dominique Rousselet.
- The Berthe de Joux
has already gathered amazing feedbacks as one can see from the exceptional scores given by the famous and unavoidable Wormwood Society website (highest scores ever).
“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 Berthe de Joux
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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- 70 cl
- Emile Pernot
By 808Absintheur. Posted 23/04/2013
Bought a bottle during my last trip to Paris. Beautiful peridot color and just a stellar absinthe. Strong wormwood flavor for those who like their absinthe on the bold side. I prefer to drink my absinthe sans sucre and this one is quite fine when prepared as such. I certainly recommend this absinthe to anyone who seeks a fantastic, bold, and flavorful absinthe.
By Rax. Posted 01/11/2012
Very impressive. One of the most vibrant greens I've seen in a while. This one has a complex, potent & decidedly herbal flavor with excellent wormwood tones. Definitely not too sweet. The only drawback is that it's easy to drown if you add too much water, but I guess that's a slightly subjective matter. Otherwise, it's pretty top notch.
By JLamb. Posted 05/08/2012
This absinthe is summery and fresh, with a topnotch wormwood profile, that is upfront and delightful. It is bold, but not at all overbearing. It is complex and inviting, with nothing to hide. The Berthe De Joux is one of the highest rated absinthes of expert opinion, and is definitely one of my very favorites to date.