Distillery Armand GUY
In 1890 Armand GUY began his career, having learned from the most prestigious master distillers of Pontarlier Absinthe, most notably under VICHET.
The GUYs then became known for being the original inventors of not only “Le Vert Sapin”, a renowned liqueur made from the fir tree buds of the Haut-Doubs, but also the famous Pontarlier-Anis, a unique aperitif from green aniseed.
Discover the history of the last distillery of Pontarlier, the former world capital of Absinthe, through the four generations of the GUY family, master distillers from father to son.
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In the heart of Absinthe country, come and visit the family owned distillery in its original location in Pontarlier (Doubs, Franche-Comté), with its 100 years old copper stills and oak casks.
The distillery was created at the peak of the golden age of Absinthe in Pontarlier, the world capital of this mythical aperitif (and is the last of the distilleries to have surpassed the times when absinthe had been made illegal).
Discover the incredible story of Absinthe and Green Anis, and sample its many other outstanding products: Aperitifs, Liqueurs and Spirits.