Over two hundred years ago, Pernod’s founder, Henri-Louis Pernod, set up shop in Pontarlier to create France’s oldest brand of anise spirits. In 1926, the culmination of craftsmanship and expertise lead to the rise of Pernod Classic, the most famous anise spirit in the world. Today, Pernod Classic is celebrated as the original French aperitif with an unconventional touch.