Absinthe Bourgeois - 50cl

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Rated 3.5/5 based on 9 customer reviews
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A new Absinthe from Emile Pernot - Absinthe Bourgeois. Its label represents the most popular absinthe poster of all times. Bourgeois used to be an absinthe brand during the Belle Epoque, where absinthe was consumed nearly everywhere, and the famous Pernod cat poster hung in nearly every restaurant or bistro in France.

With strong notes of anise and its sweet taste, this naturally green absinthe will take your breath away. During the traditional ritual you will be able to feel the anise tingle your tongue, along with further interesting herbal notes. We are convinced that this absinthe offers very good value for money.

Although this is not the original absinthe from around 1915, hopefully, this absinthe will take you back into the golden years of absinthe once again.
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    Bitter Spirit
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    Distillerie les Fils d'Emile Pernot, 8 Au Frambourg, 25300 La Cluse-et-Mijoux, FR
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Emile Pernot, France

1899 :

the young Emile-Ferdinand Pernot, a native of the Fougerolles region, where he had trained as a distiller, joins the Parrot brothers and together they establish “Emile Pernot et Cie” located in Pontarlier. Emile-Ferdinand's son, Emile-Joseph (don't worry, none of their sons were called Emile-Emile even though they loved this first name), a survivor of the World War I trenches, later registers the famous name “Emile Pernot”.

2009 :

The distillery moves from the center of Pontarlier to the magnificent old Cousin Jeune building in La Cluse et Mijoux, at the foot of the Château de Joux, the very same building where the young Emile-Joseph Pernot learnt his trade a century earlier. And you know what? It was a pure coincidence – the building had been a post office and a fire station in the intervening years!

Absinthe distillation at Emile Pernot :

The two century-old copper alembics used by Emile Pernot for their absinthe distillations were made by the famous firm of Egrot in the early 1900s. They were especially designed and built for absinthe distillation, and they are the only stills of their kind in operation anywhere in the world. These stills allow the Pernot distillery to produce absinthes of exceptional quality according to methods unchanged for a century.

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9 review(s)      |      Average score :

By Great Stuff

Added on the : 14/07/2016 English

I can't disagree more with the 3 star review. This one here for a low proof absinthe is excellent. It may even be my favorite offering by EP. This may change once my bottle of Perroquet is cracked open and poured. But for now, I really love this stuff. So simple and plain, but yet full of flavor its just great. Everyone must try this. It is on my reorder list. Splendid.

By Thomas Boston

Added on the : 11/08/2013 English

Brought this home from Pontarlier 2012 after being part of the Jury that year. had a bit of a cold there so the tastebuds were not in the best shape. Still the absinthe has not really grown on me. Whenever Pernot launches something new, I am all ears and cravings, I think the have created some of the best absinthe-classics available in the modern era, so I always have high expectations. This absinthe is, however not the experience I have hoped for. It might be for a beginner, but I think I am a bit spoiled. The absinthe is not bad, not by any means, but it strikes me as an anonymous addition to the remaining and very interesting Pernot range. I´d rather stick with the Un Emile 68 or Berthe de Joux for the "light" experiences. Autentique, roquette, Vieux Pontarlier is way more special. I don´t feel it adds more to the range, but perhaps I need several tastings and to encounther how the absinthe is aging. Pernot never dissapoints. I recommend to try out the full range in a chronologial order before this one where I miss more character.

By chantdowner

Added on the : 25/04/2013 English

Sweet, beautifully balanced, slow louche, at 55% it doesn't possess the usual kick or fear factor for the less experienced drinkers. Ripper label too. Love it.

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