Pernod Fils is the epitome of vintage Absinthe. Sealed bottles of the pre-ban era (before 1915) are hard to find. If they appear somewhere they sell for approx. 2000-2500 Euro the bottle, depending on how well the labels and the content are preserved. The Pernod Fils bottle we sell is unfortunately empty, but it is from the pre-ban era. It is a big bottle, holding 1 liter. Pernod also sold smaller bottles, holding 0.5 liter. The bottle neck shows the typical "Pernod Fils" stamp. Overall this is a definite collectors item.
Pernod Fils, the history of Absinthe:
Pernod Fils was the most popular brand of Absinthe throughout the 19th century until the Green Fairy was banned in France in 1915. During the late 19th century, the Pernod Fils name became synonymous with Absinthe. The brand represented the standard of quality by which all other brands were judged. The beginning of this very special brand can be traced as far back as the 1790s. It was during this time in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, that Dr. Pierre Ordinaire created a distilled patent medicine that would represent the earliest origins of the Green Fairy. The recipe then came into the hands of Henri Louis Pernod through the means of a business deal, and in 1797, he and Daniel Henri Dubied opened the first Absinthe distillery in Couvet, Switzerland. Now, they began to commercialize Dr. Ordinaires medicine to a world known spirit. Pernod later built a larger distillery in Pontarlier, France, in 1805. This set the stage that would cause the sleepy community of Pontarlier to eventually emerge as the home of twenty-eight commercial Absinthe distilleries, and the world's center of Absinthe production.
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Height:||30 cm / 11.8 inches|
|Volume:||1000 ml / 33.8 oz|