This week on At the Root of It Erin speaks to Jamie Gordon of Pernod Ricard. Jamie has had quite a bit of experience in the world of spirits, working to brand and promote products like Absolut. Currently, however, Jamie is promoting the unique world of Pernod Ricard and their renowned Pernod Anise and Pernod Pastis. Now that wormwood (and thujone) are legal in New York State, Pernod is currently making delicious, high end absinthe as well. Jamie covers the difference between simple anise liquors and absinthe, and the role anise liquors have played in French cooking, culture and counter-culture. This episode was sponsored by The Barterhouse: importers of fine wine from across the globe.