Inspired by a hand-written recipe for Creme de Cacao in the Distillery's recipe book dating back to the 1920's, La Maison Fontaine Chocolat has been masterfully refined using a combination of Pontarlier-grown Grande Absinthe and the finest chocolate infusion.
Sweet richness, combined with apparent notes of absinthe and chocolate create a unique soft liqueur. Fontaine Chocolat is the perfect after dinner drink to enjoy neat or poured over ice.
Fontaine Chocolat is also a wonderfully versatile liqueur that can be mixed into an array of sublime cocktails.
“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.
Fontaine Chocolat is the perfect after dinner drink to enjoy neat or poured over ice. It is also a wonderfully versatile liqueur that can be mixed into an array of sublime cocktails.
La Maison Fontaine Chocolat & Seasalt
La Maison Fontaine Chocolat is served chilled over ice, with a touch of Maldon sea-salt.
The liquid is poured into a stemless wine glass, over ice, & served with a pinch of salt
over the top.