The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage

It’s Provence’s ‘other’ pastis, whose recipe was accomplished in 1990 and which is still made from plants at the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery in Forcalquier.
By Angélique Jurquet

Since the dawn of time, to quench their thirst, our ancestors have prepared alcoholic drinks made from aniseed that they mix with water. Yet it was only in 1932 that the word ‘pastis’ appeared, thanks to Paul Ricard’s famous version. Less popular, but more elegant, Henri Bardouin pastis, produced since 1990 in the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery in Forcalquier, is preferred by connoisseurs. Probably because it has managed to maintain all the authenticity of the Provençale hinterland and perpetuate the tradition of homemade pastis.

Henri Bardouin pastis takes its name from he who, after the Second World War, had the idea of concocting a new pastis recipe in the distillery in the town of Lure. The major asset of this top shelf liquor? Its natural blend of more than 65 different herbs and spices including star anise, cardamom, Tonka beans, nutmeg, cloves, angelica, cinnamon, lemon balm, sage, rosemary, licorice root, thyme, verbena, coriander, St. John’s wort, chamomile, oregano, linden tree, and fennel… The rest of the recipe is held secret; the best way to discover the other ingredients is to taste it.

Discover
Distilleries et Domaines de Provence
Forcalquier
Tél : 04.92.75.00.58
www.distilleries-provence.com

The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
Henri Bardouin pastis is a natural blend of more than 65 different herbs and spices...
Photography José Nicolas
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
Less popular, but more elegant, Henri Bardouin pastis, produced since 1990 in the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence.
Photographie José Nicolas
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
The Secret Recipe of Henri Bardouin Pastis A Provençale Heritage
Henri Bardouin pastis takes its name from he who, after the Second World War, had the idea of concocting a new pastis recipe.
Photographie José Nicolas

Latest articles

L'OCCITANE Supports Female Entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso

L'OCCITANE Supports Female Entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso

Committed to supporting female entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso since 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation presents the Pepite Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Lucien Clergue, the Founder of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival Has Died

Lucien Clergue, the Founder of the Rencontres d'Arles Festival Has Died

Sad news. The photographer Lucien Clergue passed away on Saturday, November 15 at the age of 80. Let’s look back on the career of this legendary artist, who made such a mark on the world of photography.
Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

Christmas Wish List 2014: Gift Ideas from L'OCCITANE

With Christmas fast approaching, the countdown has begun! Hand cream, body scrub, a scented candle, boots, a cocktail dress, and a bow tie for the gentlemen... L'OCCITANE presents its gift ideas for a winning Christmas. Now it’s just up to you to choose!