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Distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot - Since 1890

The magnificent century-old copper alembics used by Pernot for their absinthe distillations were made by the famous old firm of Egrot in the early 1900’s.

They were specially 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.

Roquette 1797

Absinthe Roquette 1797 - 75%

The long awaited first release from Archive Spirits is finally here - Absinthe Roquette 1797. The Roquette 1797 is a complex, unusual and spicy absinthe, based directl ...

Un Emile 68 Verte

Absinthe Un Emile 68 Verte - 68%

Un Emile 68 is classic Pontarlier-style green absinthe from the Emile Pernot Distillery, situated just outside Pontarlier in the shadow of the historic Fort de Joux. A ...

Un Emile 68 Blanche

Absinthe Un Emile 68 Blanche - 68%

Refreshing and stimulating flavours from the oldest traditional absinthe from the Emile Pernot distillery. Un Emile 68 Blanche is the sister absinthe to the benchmark ...

Berthe de Joux

Absinthe Berthe de Joux - 56%

A MAJOR release from the Emile Pernot distillery, not to be missed! Absinthe Berthe de Joux is an original absinthe formulated and crafted entirely by Dominique Rousse ...

La Maison Fontaine

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 t ...


Absinthe Authentique - 65%

This Absinthe was awarded Gold in the category 'Verte' at the Absinthiades in 2012.

Sauvage 1804

Absinthe Sauvage 1804 - 68%

Discover the 3rd edition of Absinthe Sauvage on Meaning wild or savage in French, the Sauvage really is something extraordinary. The jewel in Sauvage's ...

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La Maison Fontaine Verte

Absinthe La Maison Fontaine Verte - 55%

La Maison Fontaine is also a great absinthe that works in a range of sublime cocktail recipes.

Maison Fontaine Absinthe Chocolat Liqueur–25%

Liqueur Maison Fontaine Absinthe Chocolat Liqueur–25%

La Maison Fontaine Chocolat is also a great liqueur that works in a range of sublime cocktail recipes.


The antique Egrot alambics used for the distillation of the Vieux Pontarlier. The alambic at left has a capacity of 450l, the smaller one at right holds 200l. Both are jacketed with wood, and topped by a traditionally shaped chapiteau, which leads via copper piping up to a rectifying ball above the condenser. Frenay Feuille Absinthe Spoon



The rectifying balls return some of the heavier vapours to the pot, while the balance condenses in the cooling coils submerged in water in the grey coloured tank below, before being collected in the horizontally mounted cylindrical distillate tanks at the bottom.


It's possible to conduct two distillations simultaneously with this apparatus.





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