Absinthe La Maison Fontaine - 56%
La Maison Fontaine is an ultra premium clear absinthe, handcrafted for Metropolitan Spirits at the Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier. The recipe was formulated with the particular aim of making a complex, full bodied, wormwood-rich absinthe without the excessive star-anise based sweetness that characterises many La Bleues from Switzerland - this is very much a French "Blanche" rather than a Swiss "La Bleue". The outstanding absinthe resulting is thanks to meticulous herb selection and careful control of the antique Egrot alambics used to distill it.
La Maison Fontaine's complex recipe uses no fewer than 15 natural herbs. Some are kept secret, but they of course include Pernot's own Pontarlier-grown Grande Absinthe (world-renowned for it's oil-richness and fragrance), which together with green anise and fennel makes up the “holy trinity” of all real Absinthe.
This is an exceptional traditionally-inspired Absinthe, but packaged in a gorgeous modern bottle. It's a stimulating and refreshing drink, whether drunk in the classical way with just iced water, or as a component of any absinthe-based cocktail.
1 Customer Review:
By Barry the 02/03/2012
I like the Swiss better but this was quite enjoyable.
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