Henri Bardouin Pastis

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Discerning Drinkers (1 rating)

alc./vol: 45%

Proof: 90°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of France France

Flavoured with 48 herbs and spices, including star anise which provides the dominant flavour. These are slowly and individually infused in neutral alcohol to extract their aroma and flavour over a three month period. Blending takes a further month before the spirit is reduced, ready for bottling.

Henri Bardouin is produced is produced at Distilleries et Domaines de Provence and was launched soon after a management buyout in 1990. It is named after the founder of the company.

The 48 botanicals used include: artemisia, centaury, melegueta pepper, cardamom, black & white pepper, tonka bean, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Serve with chilled water as an aperitif - one part pastis to six parts water.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 05/04/2014


Clear, pale golden. Louches with water to turn milky straw yellow.


Pungent liquorice and aniseed with faint mint and camomile. Water tones down aniseed and amplifies mint.


Balanced, clean and rounded aniseed with light lemon zest freshness, soft black liquorice, dried mint leaf and a touch of camomile. With the recommended six parts water the pastis is dry with black liquorice flavours dominating.


Long pronounced liquorice and aniseed.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 3379974406017
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 3379974406048
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Henri Bardouin Pastis

Produced by: Distilleries et Domaines de Provence
UK distribution by: Emporia Brands Ltd
UK consumer PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
UK trade PR by: Euro Strategies Ltd
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