1899 was the beginning of Emile Pernot Distillery located in the heart of the best area for producing absinthe, the plant and consequently the distillate, an area that continues across the Swiss border into the Swiss Jura. 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.2010 saw the birth of the world widely acclaimed Berthe de Joux and La Maison Fontaine, and then 2011 & 2012 saw the rising success of Absinthe Authentique. But Emile Pernot is not only about absinthe, this would be too simplistic, especially if youâve ever tasted their firtree liqueur called Sapin, a complex product not produced anywhere else and which is loved at first sip! As well as Gentiane and Absinthe liqueurs.