Distillerie GUY
Distillerie GUY
4.5
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:01 PM
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Last distillery of Absinthe in Pontarlier, this is a family business for 5 generations (since 1890). You can attend the distillation in our centuries-old copper stills, and discover the bottling of our quality products: Pontarlier-Anis (unique aperitif made with distilled aniseed), absinthe, liqueurs and eaux-de-vie from plants and fruits (fir tree, gentian ...). Tour and tasting are free.
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Emllet
Trondheim, Norway8 contributions
Feb 2020
A thoroughly enjoyable experience! Very friendly staff give a short history of the working distillery. You are then invited to taste some (very generous) measures of the various anis liqueurs and absinthe. They provided a non alcoholic anis drink for those not drinking alcohol. Delicious. As well as the liqueurs, they have very nice souvenirs for sale including engraved glasses and gift packs.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback ! Hope to welcome you again. Best regards, Pierre Guy
Written February 11, 2020
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slusheeman
Lanark, UK274 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting visit to a small distillery, friendly staff who gave us a tasting and explanation of what they made. Their English slightly better than our French, however they have leaflets in English that give the history and the process. Try their fir liqueur, very weird.
Written October 25, 2020
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Thank you for the feedback, we will be happy to welcome you again ! Cheers !
Written October 27, 2020
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Europeanrailwayman
Devon, UK31 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
This is one of two distillieries in Pontarlier producing Aniseed (Think Pernod) and Absinthe spirits and Liqueurs. We were a group of twenty odd people of 4 different languages but the guide coped very well with the help of other members ofthe staff and those of us who spoke more than one language. Generally the french are as bad as the English at not knowing other languages; but not here. The place is surprisingly small and it was quiote a squeeze to get us all in. We were taken through the history of making spirits and liqueurs; the banning of absinthe during the First World War (to much can drive you mad and it is rather adictive). Production was only allowed again a few years ago. We were told about the blending and maceration to make the liqueurs and shown how the 'green fairy' is produced in the ritual of pouring your absinthe over a spoon onto a lump of sugar. The range of products on sale was amazing, bur remember that all these spirits are very strong, so take it carefully!
There's a lovely old vine climbing up the wall of the adjacent office building.
Written October 2, 2014
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Thank you very much for your comment. We will welcome you again with pleasure. Best regards.
Written December 3, 2015
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knightdiverx
Hinckley, UK64 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Travelled there specially to see the distillery, however it is very confusing just to find your way in. Having requested a tour I was told just to walk around and have a look. There was approx 3 barrels being filled, so went to have a taste. The annoyed women asked me why I wasn’t seeing the tour, so I was really confused. Try here we’re no signs of where to walk or any organisation to facilitate this. I got annoyed and left. I actually bought a bottle from the local supermarket instead just to get out of there. Was glad to leave after the annoying woman.
Written May 14, 2023
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Ray V
Epping26 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A basic distillery of spirit. But an interesting place to visit to learn the full history of Absinthe. Also to see the many various styles of Abdinthe.
Written October 18, 2019
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