Absinthe Roquette 1797 - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 146 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Roquette 1797 has been brought back to life from an unpublished, hand-written manuscript dating from the eighteenth century, when absinthe was more mysterious elixir than evening aperitif.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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  • Capacity :
    70cl
  • Shipping Weight :
    1,3 kg
  • Distillery :
  • Country of Origin :
  • Alcohol Content :
    75% vol
  • Color :
    Light green
  • Coloration :
  • Description :
    Spirit
  • Responsible Food Company :
    Distillerie les Fils d'Emile Pernot, 8 Au Frambourg, 25300 La Cluse-et-Mijoux, FR
  • Usage :
    Mix with water before drinking.
  • Production Method :
  • City / Region :
    Pontarlier
  • Anise taste :
  • Stopper :
  • Product Type :
    Absinthe

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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146 review(s)      |      Average score :

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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.

By JPB

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.

By Nick

Added on the : 20/11/2018 English

A splendid little purchase if you’re looking to try absinthe. It was bought as a gift and came in great packaging and a lovely was bottle top which gave it a real authentic aged look! Highly recommended to absinthe lovers!

By Nick

Added on the : 15/11/2018 English

A splendid little purchase if you’re looking to try absinthe. It was bought as a gift and came in great packaging and a lovely was bottle top which gave it a real authentic aged look! Highly recommended to absinthe lovers!

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.

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