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Henri Bardouin

Henri Bardouin
Pastis Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 45%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Henri Bardouin
Pastis Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 45%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of soft black licorice, sweet tarragon, thai basil, citronella, and lemon verbena with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish. A sweet, creamy Anise Liqueur with pervasive flavors and delicate complexity.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: soft black licorice, sweet tarragon, thai basil, citronella, and lemon verbena
Taste Flavor: soft black licorice, sweet tarragon, thai basil, citronella, and lemon verbena
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, creamy Anise Liqueur with pervasive flavors and delicate complexity.

The Importer

Crillon Importers Ltd.

The Importer
80 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652
USA
1 201-368-8878

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Anise Liqueur

Spirits Glass Copita Cloudy Yellow Green.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Anise-Flavored Spirits can vary widely in style depending on the country of origin. They can be dry or very sweet, low or high proof, distilled from fermented aniseed or macerated in neutral spirit. In France, Anis (as produced by Pernod) is produced by distilling anise and a variety of other botanicals together. Pastis is macerated, rather than distilled, and contains fewer botanicals than Anis. In Italy, Sambucca is distilled from anise and botanicals, but is then heavily sweetened to make it a liqueur. Oil of fennel (also known as green anise) is frequently added to boost the aroma of the spirit. Greece has a drier, grappa-like liqueur called Ouzo, which is stylistically close to pastis.