The historic Maison Pernod in Thuir.
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The historic Maison Pernod in Thuir.

PERNOD ABSINTHE, A REVIVAL

After two years of meticulous work, Pernod is proud to unveil its new distillery within one of its historic home in Thuir.
copper still in the Pernod Absinthe distillery in Thuir

The green fairy is back in its original version. One century after the ban, the spirit produced from wormwood returns in the closest possible recreation of the original Pernod Absinthe from 1805. After years of being banned, forgotten by history and time, the spirit once again flows from the copper stills.

 

Pernod Absinthe, A Signature

Inspired by the recipe from a 19th century manuscript, Pernod Absinthe is produced today following the traditional processes that were used to make it in the original distillery of Henri-Louis Pernod in Pontarlier, France. 

The wormwood from Pontarlier and the green anise are distilled in a neutral wine spirit base
wormwood from Pontarlier

In the copper stills in the new distillery in Thuir, the wormwood from Pontarlier and the green anise are distilled after maceration in a neutral wine spirit base. The “heart cut” of the distillation is then macerated again in an aromatic bouquet of star anise, Melissa, petit wormwood, hyssop, and secret plants that give it it’s beautiful green color.

 

 

Sources : Marie-Claude Delahaye. L’Absinthe, histoire de la Fée Verte », 1983 et « Pernod, Créateur de l’Absinthe », 2008.