Absinthe Francois Guy a spirit made by Distillerie Guy from wormwood extracts is distilled in accordance with the best tradition of Armand Guy and Co following the same recipe as the one which made Pontarlier famous from 1914. Pontarlier is located in the heart of Absinthe country in eastern France near the Swiss Border in the Franche-Compté department. The company was founded by Amand Guy who started working in the Absinthe trade in 1890, the most notable of which was a company called Vichet. Eventually Guy started his own Absinthe company and it has passed down through 4 generations and is currently under the stewardship of Francois Guy. Absinthe production was banned in France in the early part of the 19th century but production was finally able to recommence in 2001 after a break of many years when Absinthe producers won their court battle which allowed them to make Absinthe once again. The secret recipe has been handed down from father to son and but the main ingredients for Absinthe Francois Guy are green aniseed, from Spain, and wormwood (the absinthe plant) grown locally in the Pontarlier area.
Precise scents of aniseed on a lightly herbaceous background. The palae is fresh and round. In line with the hints of aniseed found on the bouquet, it also reveals notes of grand wormwood. Good length marked by anise.