Absinthe Roquette 1797 - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 137 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Roquette 1797 has been brought back to life from an unpublished, hand-written manuscript dating from the eighteenth century, when absinthe was more mysterious elixir than evening aperitif.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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137 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By Jags

Added on the : 29/08/2018 English

Still exploring options. Tried few shots and excited to explore some more. But is always a pleasure to have Absynth!

By Dave California

Added on the : 14/08/2018 English

This is by far my favorite Absinthe. I've tried over 50 different kinds and this is the best by far. If I could only pick one to drink this would be it. Unique!

By Unique Flavor

Added on the : 12/08/2018 English

Flavor is unique, but in a good way! You need any sugar with this tasty Absinthe! Try it you will Love it!!

By Canada

Added on the : 08/08/2018 English

First time purchased through this website, and everything went really well. Shipping to Canada took about 3-4 weeks but arrived safely.
Haven't tried the absinthe yet but based on other reviewers its one of the better ones.

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...

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