Pernod Fils 'Garantie Fabrique en 1913' (Rel: 1937)
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Country of Origin: France
Alcohol Level: 68 %
Description: From Oxygenee.com: After the banning of absinthe in 1914, the absinthe producers, including Pernod Fils, received substantial indemnities from the French government. In a little publicised concession, they were also allowed to export their remaining stocks. Pernod Fils transferred their entire stock of pre-ban absinthe to Holland, where it remained until 1937, when a small quantity was released on to the UK market, with the labels overprinted with the words "Garanti Fabrique en 1913". In 1938 the remaining unsold stock was transferred back to France to warehouses in Le Havre, where, a few years later, it was destroyed in a war-time bombing raid.
Reviewed by Provenance 5/28/2007
COLOR BEFORE WATER 7/10
LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
Classic, thick, perhaps its my imagination but it seems a little quick
COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
Not as intense as the other PF samples but subtle and complex rather than weak or faded.
Beautiful. Creamy but not heavy or cloying
A little bolder in flavor than the 1914 sample. For me, it also confirms beyond any doubt that those unlabeled bottles are Pernod Fils. Nothing else tastes like this.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 9/10
It makes me feel good.
Provenance scores Pernod Fils 'Garantie Fabrique en 1913' (Rel: 1937) 87 out of 100