Vintage Absinthe: Taste a sample of history or grab a full bottle.
There is something almost mystical about drinking something made and bottled a century ago, which has then lain undisturbed in the intervening decades. You can almost feel a connection with the people of the time. Bottles of vintage absinthe are relatively rare compared to other spirits; because of absinthe's history of being banned, most stocks of absinthe were drunk (in secret) in the years after its prohibition. A few bottles have survived, sometimes lost in the cellars of old hotels and restaurants, sometimes hidden amongst wine in the cellars of country chÃ¢teaux which were bricked up with the outbreak of war in Europe and promptly forgotten about.
With very few exceptions, the bottles of absinthe which have been recovered in the past decades have been the highest quality absinthe by the most respected producers in France: Pernod Fils being the archetypal vintage absinthe, the absinthe to which all other absinthes are compared, not only ancient but modern absinthe. Other vintage brands included Edouard Pernod, Premier Fils, Fritz Duval, and C.F. Berger. After absinthe was banned, Maison Pernod continued making the finest absinthe over the border from France in Spain, following the original Pernod Fils recipe and procedure, until the 1960s.
Only a few hundred people on this planet have tasted vintage absinthe. We love sharing the joy and sense of wonder that comes with this rare and precious liquid.