Absinthe Roquette 1797 - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 130 customer reviews
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Unique among absinthes, Roquette 1797 absinthe gives us a glimpse of what absinthe was like starting its first steps on the road to becoming the most popular drink in France.

Roquette 1797 has been brought back to life from an unpublished, hand-written manuscript dating from the eighteenth century, when absinthe was more mysterious elixir than evening aperitif.

The Roquette 1797 owes its pretty, natural colour to the infusion of three plants ordinarily used during the colouring stage.

The three classic absinthe plants are all there - green anise, fennel and grand wormwood - along with some more uncommon additions, although that bit's a secret...


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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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130 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By Solanaceae

Added on the : 10/07/2018 English

This absinthe is very herbal-medicinal with flavours that I haven't tasted in any other absinthe. It really stands out! The louche is transcluent, some might even call it a bit weak and the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for an absinthe with such a wide aroma. Still, it's a fine absinthe and I'm glad to have it in my collection. 1:4 no sugar.

By David

Added on the : 18/04/2018 English

I am fairly new to absinthe so I have a limited scope of experience to draw from. However in the short time I have been drinking absinthes, I have tried quite a few. I have tried enough to know that I like the complexity and the depth of the French absinthes. This is definitely one of my favorites.

By JFK666

Added on the : 27/02/2018 English

A wonderful absinthe. Stronger in fennel than most with that particular flavour more pronounced at the beginning and in the finish whereas anise tends to to dominate the middle. This provides a more "medicinal" flavour which is complicated yet enjoyable. At this very reasonable price point a thoroughly enjoyable and affordable heritage absinthe experience.

By Dee Kay

Added on the : 21/12/2017 English

Five stars. I like the bottle. I’ll taste it later.

By Allston

Added on the : 31/10/2017 English

A lovely absinthe with pronounced liquorice flavours and nice subtle effects.

By t

Added on the : 27/10/2017 English

incredibly strong. We don't get much high proof alcohols other than Everclear in the US, so these sprits are welcome...

By t

Added on the : 26/10/2017 English

It is very good and strong. Nice to have something 155 proof because it is rare here.

By MB

Added on the : 26/06/2017 English

Pleasure doing business w such a fine group of people. Love the e-mails!!!!

By Jeremy

Added on the : 23/04/2017 English

First time trying Roquette as i've been wanting to try it for years. Diluted with 4 parts water with no sugar. It has a strong fennel up front taste with notes of bitterness and a minty bitter fennel finish. It's better than i expected but there are other Absinthes I prefer.

By Jentin

Added on the : 09/04/2017 English

Strong and powerful Absinthe. Long tasting, and not the last time I buy it

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