Pierrot - Reviewed by Experts and Consumers at The Wormwood Society
From the distiller - Absinthe Pierrot was a popular brand in the great era of Absinthe. A white clown, Pierrot means "clown" in French, was the eyecatching symbol for this brand. This Absinthe was initially planned as a niche product, mainly aiming at the Parisian market by surfing on the world of entertainment, circus and the arts. But its surprising success favoured its extension to the national market. Absinthe Pierrot was introduced to the market in 1906 by the Abel Bresson distillery located in Fougerolles, France. Now, more than 100 years later the Devoille distillery, also located in Fougerolles, has relaunched this historical Absinthe using the original recipe of that time.
Louche - attractive with a nice build. Yellows and greens. Opaque but not quite opalescent.
Aroma - baby powder, juicy fruit, cinnamon. Flowery with bright anise and genepi.
Flavor - Intense and spicy at 3:1! Anise, cinnamon, calamus. Lots going on here.
Finish - clean and slightly astringent. A bit hot at 3:1. 3.5:1 works a lot better.
Overall - a very traditional herbal profile. Brings me to a cafe on a quiet French street during the Belle Epoque. Very enjoyable!