Inspired by the original recipe, Pernod with absinthe plant extracts is produced in compliance with current legislation. It can be enjoyed the traditional way, by adding water poured onto a sugar lump, or simply diluted with ice.
Background: In 1805, Henri-Louis Pernod founded the first Absinthe distillery. During the 19th century, Pernod Absinthe became the source of inspiration to many painters and poets and enjoyed immense popularity both in France and England. This is arguably the most authentic absinthe ever produced with a recipe that's over 200 years old. The company stopped making it in 1915 when the French government banned absinthe, later coming out with a wormwood-free version. The original was a high-proof spirit distilled from Grand Wormwood, fennel and anise - and consumed by the likes of Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.