An unique absinthe from la Belle Epoque, with mountainous fragrances from the Jura. Read the whole description
- 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.
By elemileAdded on the : 21/12/2014
Nice peridot color, though noticeably pale and cool compared to other Pernod absinthes.
Frankly weak louche, barely over Un Émile 68 and nowhere near to Authentique.
Unsettling aroma; wormwood present but fully soaked in the wine alcohol base and fruity perfumes.
Spicy but milder taste than expected; same weird wormwood-wine-pefume mix that kills the anise.
No numbing or finish at all, just the licorice wine taste remaining in the tongue for a moment.
Produced a wine-familiar buzz feel, far from the serenity I usually get from higher proof absinthes.
CONCLUSION: quite an oddball. I tried it because of all the the positive reviews; it's a craftsmanship product alright and I figure it might be a treat for white wine enthusiasts, but definitely not what I look for in absinthe. No sugar added, as usual.
By Kristian BruunAdded on the : 15/05/2014
Great stuff with a lot of personality. Took me a while to get used to, though, I think it needed some time in the bottle. Reminds me a little bit of Perroquet but I now prefer Berthe. Much more aggressive on mint and other fresh, peppery herbs, where Perroquet is less aromatic, more full-bodied. So much flavour for 56%. For some reason it reminds me of (very) old Calvados - cooked apples and vanilla - there is something barrel-aged about it.
By JosephLAdded on the : 18/10/2013
Best at 3:1 / 3.5/1 as ABV is 56%.
Tastes like an Emile Pernot absinthe - powdery and floral. Very, very well balanced with quality ingredients. Delicious.
By larsAdded on the : 23/08/2013
I am no expert, but I have tried about 20 different absinthes, and this is, without a doubt, my favorite so far. I just received a new bottle of Berte de Joux and am looking forward to opening it.
I also want to thank absinthe.com for making the ordering process very easy and consistent. I have purchased 4 or 5 orders from you and all have been delivered with perfection! Thank you.
By 808AbsintheurAdded on the : 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 RaxAdded on the : 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 JLambAdded on the : 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.
By Solid AbsintheAdded on the : 27/02/2012
This Absinthe is very herbal with many wormwood notes with less anise than most absinthes I have tasted. It it very close in some ways to Perroquet Absinthe, with less alcohol.
By AislanAdded on the : 04/11/2011
A very good Absinthe. I can feel "baby powder" here, maybe grape alcohol base with high quality hyssop. A good wormwood foundation I can feel it's power, followed by fennel and anise. Complex. I impressed, because it's only 56º. I am a novice, but I recommend this one.
By TheDoctorAdded on the : 22/12/2010
Pure fresh licorice root, that is what this reminds me of. A wonderful treat for the licorice lover. Still I prefer Vieux Pontralier over this for the licorice qualities, but BDJ is fantastic on all counts, color flavor aroma and louche.