This Absinthe was awarded the gold medal in the category Verte at the Absinthiades 2012!
Coming from the Emile Pernot distillery, the Authentique is an authentic absinthe, that was developed by Dominique Rousselet, Emile Pernot's stillmaster. Absinthe Authentique is a young, fresh and with more powerful than usual wormwood notes.
A clear, lively green.
Hints of Pontarlier wormwood merge nicely with anise and fennel.
The Authentique develops a lovely bright, white-green louche, which is neither too thick, not too thin.
The anise and fennel combined with the wormwood lead to a wonderfully rounded mouthfeel and balanced taste.
Les fils d’Emile Pernot
distillery was founded in 1890 in Pontarlier, France, by Emile Pernot. In 1910, the distillery produced approximately 450 hectolitres, which is not surprising: around the time, consumption of absinthe was reaching levels never heard of before.
In 1915, when La Fée Verte
(The Green Fairy) was banned, the distillery turned its hand to other spirits: aniseed aperitifs, fruit brandies and gentian liqueurs.
In 2001, the small distillery started to reproduce absinthe again, with Un Emile
, from an old family recipe.
In 2005, the distillery was sold to François Thevenin, who has since developed the firm with a touch of modernity alongside traditional methods.
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, enjoy a glass of Absinthe Authentique
with half a piece of sugar. For the next, add more or less according to taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.