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, this black (actually grey) frosted bottle at 69% and a white frosted bottle at 40% alc./vol., both bottlings are screen printed with a striking skull image. This 69% Pandor has less added sugar than the 40% version.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 01/07/2012
Crystal clear (fails to louche (turn cloudy) when water is added).
Surprisingly subdued with menthol aromas joining the expected anise. Interest and complexity comes courtesy of 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. Apart from the added strength this Pandor has a very similar taste profile to its 40% white bottle sibling.