The Absinthe brand “La Pontissalienne” had already existed before the Absinthe ban. Back then it was the famous Distillerie Vichet from Pontarlier that produced this Absinthe. As nearly every Absinthe brand disappeared after the ban in 1915, La Pontissalienne was nearly forgotten, but after 100 years Francois Guy reanimated the brand as a special edition for the Absinthiades of 2011. It won a Gold Medal both in 2011 and 2013 at the Absinthiades and in between, there was another Gold Medal awarded at the Concours General du Salon de l’Agriculture de Paris. The Guy distillery is known for taking a lot of care for tradition, so they use traditional Absinthe alembics that had been previously used by the Duval distillery in Pontarlier. The formula is relatively simple but very effective: fine Andalusian Anise Seed and powerful Wormwood from French Jura combine into a perfect aroma locals have preferred ever since. At only 56% ABV, it doesn’t sound like a lot for Absinthe, but try it – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.