We are proud to present you this fine and rare bottle of vintage Pernod Fils Tarragona Absinthe. After the big burning of the Pernod distillery in Pontarlier in 1901, a second plant was built in Tarragona, Spain. Absinthe was never forbidden in Spain, therefore Pernod was able to keep up the production until the late 1960’s. The original French recipes were only slightly modified, therefore, the content of this bottle can give the answer to the big question: What did original Absinthe taste like...? The Absinthe bottle still has the original sealing and the labels are in good condition. Therefore it is an absolute collectors item. Even if you don´t decide to open the bottle, you have reserved yourself a unique piece of history. And bottles in such a good condition are definitely increasing in value. Original Absinthe is a very scarce good.
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:||Spain|
|Tasting Notes:||Well matured, simply superb|