Pernod aka Pernod Anise is a French anise-flavoured liqueur invented in 1920, after absinthe was banned in 1915. Making it without wormwood made it a legal liquor. Pernod is made with star anise, fennel, and other herbs and botanical. The anise or black liquorice flavour is very strong, though some say it’s not quite as potent as similar liqueurs like absinthe and pastis.
Appearance: Rich amber in colour, with shimmering highlights.
Nosing: Luscious aromas of honey, vine peach and apricot, complemented by notes of fig, almonds and walnuts.
Palate: Intense fruity aromas predominate amid an impression of fullness, balance, power and elegance, which continues into a remarkably long finish.