|There are currently 3 active distilleries in Pontarlier, of which two -
François Guy and Emile Pernot - make traditionally distilled absinthe.
|The François Guy distillery, and the relatively simple still
used to produce their absinthe.
|Absintheur extraordinaire Pierre Verte, Madame Pernot, and Patrice,
the distillery's foreman.
|Emile Pernot's remarkable specialist absinthe still, manufactured by Egrot, and identical to those
illustrated in late 19th century trade catalogues. Note in particular the two rectifying balls at the top.
Leaning against the wall behind the still can be seen two original wooden herb shutes.
|A small tabletop still, also manufactured by
Egrot, used by Monsieur Pernot for test
|A closeup of the alambic on the right.