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Distillerie Pernot Absinthe Berthe de Joux 56% 700ml

Distillerie Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Les fils d'Emile Pernot is a traditional French distillery founded in 1889 by Emile-Ferdinand Pernot in Pontarlier, in the Haut Doubs. The green absinthe Berthe de Joux 56 ° Les fils d'Emile Pernot has been carefully distilled in century-old stills with a base of wine alcohol. The result is spicy, grassy, ​​fresh, peppery and terribly complex at the same time. Absinthe Berthe de Joux is the very first absinthe entirely created and produced by our master distiller Dominique Rousselet (to whom also the Authentic absinthe), an absinthe very rich in mountain perfumes combined with a refinement worthy of the greatest 19th century absinthes, a BIG surprise! Absinthe Berthe de Joux has been carefully distilled in our century-old stills with a wine alcohol base for its silky and fruity notes, green anise for its gourmet and spicy notes, fennel for its roundness in the mouth, the great absinthe of Pontarlier for its aromatic power and its herbaceous notes from our mountains, and many other natural plants kept secret.  Absinthe Berthe de Joux offers you a unique journey not only through time in order to rediscover the majestic flavors of the absinthes of yesteryear, but also a trip to our beautiful region with an aromatic bouquet rich in scents of the Jura mountains. As for the origin of the name Berthe de Joux, here is the explanation: Amauri III de Joux crossed paths around 1170. His wife, Berthe, barely nubile, waited several years for him when one evening, a wounded knight presented himself at the castle. It was the young Amey de Montfaucon, a very handsome boy if legend is to be believed, Berthe, who had no more news from the Holy Land and believing her husband had fallen under the blows of the infidels, consoled herself in the arms of that childhood friend. Returning when we were no longer expected, Amauri surprised the two lovers. Drunk with rage, he pierced Amey de Montfaucon with three sword blows and ordered that his body be hung on a gallows planted on the rocks of the "Fauconnière". As for the unfaithful wife, she was condemned to be locked up for her life in a tiny dungeon where she could only stand on her knees, facing a narrow slit offering for only show the naked body, dislocated and eaten by crows. of her beautiful lover. On the death of Amauri, his son, the young Henri de Joux, took pity on his mother whom he sent to end his days "amended" and repented at the abbey of Montbenoît. This late remorse near Amauri's tomb was perhaps not enough to appease the divine anger because, nearly eight centuries later, some practiced ears still hear, when the north wind blows at night near the entrenchment of Chauffaud, " Pray, vassals, pray on your knees, Pray to God for Berthe de Joux! »Fairy tale or true story? The Berthe's existence is attested in medieval charters. She still lived in Montbenoît in 1228. Amey de Montfaucon, or its namesake, Count de Montbéliard, lived in the 12th century. As for the place called "Fauconnière, it would take its name from Amey de Montfaucon ...
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 you've 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.

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