ABOUT PERNOD ABSINTHE
Founder: Henri-Louis Pernod
Year Founded: 1805
Distillery Location: Marseille, France
Types of Spirits Made: Absinthe
PERNOD ABSINTHE ESSENTIAL FACTS
- While Pernod’s absinthe is not hallucinogenic, it’s not for the faint of heart: It’s 136-proof.
- The brand calls itself the “original absinthe,” since its founder Henri-Louis Pernod helped create the first commercial absinthe distillery in 1798.
- In late 2013, Pernod Absinthe returned to its original formula. The spirit is now made using the same ingredients as in the early 1800s.
- Absinthe was banned in the United States in 1912. Pernod reintroduced its spirit to America in 2007 after it became legal again.