Definitely 40% ABV
Don't be afraid to order this Pernod after reading comments about "confusion over % alcohol". This *is* Pernod Spirit coming in at 40% ABV and tastes as good as ever. I am having a couple now as an aperitif before my Christmas Dinner. (Another wee point - a ratio of 5:1 with water used to be fine when Pernod - like many other spirits - was >40%ABV in the 'olden days'. Now, like many other beverages it has been reduced by the 'health police' and I find that 4:1 Pernod & water is most acceptable.) Happy Christmas, everyone!
See the previous review about the low percentage of alcohol. I have just ordered and received a bottle and it was 40% alcohol as advertised, so I'm happy. Pernod a bit of an acquired taste. I mix it 5:1 with water.
Confusion over % alcohol
Pernod Aniseed Liqueur 21% alcohol is not the same as Pernod Anise Spirit Drink 40%. On the website the photo of the Liqueur 21% does not correspond with the product detail below which is 40%. It is the 40% Anise Spirit Drink that i would like to order, the one that the French drink, not a sweeter, weaker version.