Product of: France
This clear absinthe is made in France’s Saône region by macerating various herbs and seeds in neutral alcohol and then redistilled in copper pot stills. Pandor includes grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), gentian, mugwort, anise, star anise and fennel.
Pandor is aged for a minimum of nine months in small glass tanks which do not affect the flavour - merely allowing the flavours to marry and round. Prior to bottling the various distillations are blended with more neutral alcohol, sage and a small amount of sugar.
Pandor is available as two bottlings, a black (actually grey) bottle at 69% and this frosted white bottle at 40% alc./vol. (the 69% has less added sugar), both bottlings are screen printed with a striking skull image.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/07/2012
Crystal clear (fails to louche (turn cloudy) when water is added).
Surprisingly subdued with aromas reminiscent of a white crème de menthe joining the expected anise. Delicate herbal notes.
Clean, refreshing palate with a touch of sweetness. Delicate as absinths go with anise menthol freshness and sugar subduing the wormwood and other herbal notes.
Lingering anise and menthol.