Pernod Absinthe was created in 1805, in France's first absinthe distillery. After years of being banned, its recipe was re-launched in 2013 based on the original formula. It includes anise, grand wormwood, petit wormwood, hyssop, and melissa, which provides anise, musk and herbaceous tasting notes. Pernod Absinthe contains no artificial dyes or sugar with the ideal serve being the traditional ritual of ice water cascading over a sugar cube. It is also the perfect ingredient to elevate a cocktail for any occasion. P ernod Absinthe won the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Review of Spirits Award and Best in Category in the 2015 Lost Angeles International Spirits Competition.