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Absinthe Roquette 1797 - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 156 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Roquette 1797 has been brought back to life from an unpublished, hand-written manuscript dating from the eighteenth century, when absinthe was more mysterious elixir than evening aperitif.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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    1,3 kg
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    75% vol
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    Light green
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    Distillerie les Fils d'Emile Pernot, 8 Au Frambourg, 25300 La Cluse-et-Mijoux, FR
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    Mix with water before drinking.
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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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156 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By So much yum

Added on the : 12/03/2020 English

I'm an absinthe noob, but we had a little louche party with some friends with this, some st. james and some absente. This was by far the favorite of the group. Can't wait to try more.

By tearlgra

Added on the : 30/01/2020 English

Absolutely love this one. Wonderful aroma, louche, taste and effect. A favorite I intend to stock up on.

By Zaemon

Added on the : 12/12/2019 English

Outstanding service. Fast delivery, perfect packaging, superb quality of all the products and the free gift was lovely, thank you!! I will DEFINITELY keep on buying via absinthes.com.

By California Dave

Added on the : 23/11/2019 English

My Favorite. Complex, strong woodworm taste. If I had one Absinthe to drink this would be it.

By Melissa B

Added on the : 18/11/2019 English

I love this delicious absinthe. It is subtle and smooth. Very nice color. Thin louche. Crisp. I will buy this again.

By Gew1898

Added on the : 17/06/2019 English

I decided to branch out from my usual absinthes and I gave this one a try. Sadly, it was undrinkable. As soon as I opened the bottle and smelled it I knew this wasn’t going to be good. The louche was very weak. There was an overwhelming chemical taste. I managed to choke down half a glass and had to wonder why I was doing this to myself? I poured the rest down the drain. Cool bottle though.

By ExplorerJakeTarlton

Added on the : 07/05/2019 English

Today I received the 1797 Roquette I ordered from you on 24/04/2019. It took exactly 2 weeks to reach me in Wisconsin USA on 07/05/2019. I am very happy with how fast the service was!

Upon receiving the product, the product had NO damage whatsoever. The packaging was tight and appropriate keeping the bottle well protected from rough handlers in the shipping business.

I opened the bottle with much excitement. The product matches your description exactly. The colorful is beautiful, the taste is very complex and the bouquet is simply finominal! The Louche is light but still present. I would recommend this absinthe to anyone and everyone.


Added on the : 23/04/2019 English

So far the best Absinthe for me. Wonderful colour, wonderful louche, and the taste is really rich, letting you discover more hints of different flavours each time. I drink it without sugar. Bitter but that's what I like. The Anise is nice enough to smooth a bit the bitterness and is not over-powering.

By Green fairy

Added on the : 14/02/2019 English

Tried this on numerous occasions.Quite an intense and complicated absinthe’but never fails to impress.Lovely louche.A masterpiece.Ordered another.

By Geppo

Added on the : 12/02/2019 English

Interesting, not the usual absinthe, you can almost feel its own antique method of crafting when imbibing it. Anyway, not really my kind: the flavour is quite strong, he knows its way, almost seems more like a medicine of that time. The artemisia is quite present, at least as much as anise and fennel, but it's not the first thing you'll notice. The louche also is not that persistent as I expect a classic absinthe to be, it remains quite mild and transparent, not very cloudy. I had to try more and more, and only with a cube of sugar and a really really slow water pouring I had what I call a good louche, indeed. Too bad I don't enjoy much adding sugar to my absinthes, and I also think this one does not need any.
In complex it's a different absinthe, a good one if you want to experiment a little bit with something new.

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