Oliva Absinthe is a premium aged absinthe, produced from an authentic century old recipe. It uses a patented formulation of 14 herbs.
is an Absinthe Supérieure. This is the highest possible designation of the four (Ordinaire, Demi-fine, Fine, Supérieure). It takes over six months to complete one batch of Oliva absinthe
. Here is an outline of the process:
1. Maceration (8 days)
2. Distillation (24 hours)
3. Coloration (12 hours)
4. Infusion (12 hours)
5. Ageing (6 months)
is currently one of only a handful of aged Absinthes. This is also the kind of absinthe that so enraptured the world 100 years ago, and will do the same today especially in our modern and eye catching bottle. It is definitely worth to taste it!
- Even if it’s not blatant from the picture, the fairy depicted on the bottle (identical to the one on the painting below) is transparent and thus attest of the Oliva absinthe
color: a pretty natural green!
is also the ONLY absinthe in the world to have a sparkling version available. This is called “Ambrosia”.
- Oliva absinthe
’s name is coming from the famous Czech artist Viktor Oliva, author of the even more famous painting "Absinthe Drinker
Bohemian Enterprises is purely an absinthe company. They are located in Bohemia, the heart of the Czech Republic. Bohemia and Bohemian culture has been connected with absinthe since the beginning. However, good, proper, natural absinthe disappeared from the region, until now.
Bohemian Enterprises spent over a year of painstaking detective work to reconnect and uncover the illustrious past of Absinthe in Bohemia. It started with the famous painting “Absinthe Drinker” by Czech artist Viktor Oliva. Bohemian Enterprises tracked down one of his descendants who allowed us read his voluminous journals. Contained inside was a reference to the brand of local Absinthe that he preferred.
Bohemian Enterprises spent several months tinkering with test batches until the taste was just right. Bohemian Enterprises had produced the first, and only, properly made, aged absinthe in Bohemia in almost 100 years!
- At first; savour your Oliva
with half a piece of sugar. Then, add more or less according to your taste.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.
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- 50 cl
- Czech Republic
- Bohemian Enterprises
- Natural cork
By Mr. P. Posted 17/11/2010
While slightly expensive (mostly in the taxes charged bringing it into the U.S.), Absinthe Oliva turned out to be worth the price. I have tried absinthe from other parts of Europe, as well as now here in the U.S., and none of them compared taste-wise, nor with the effect of this recipe. While I have read tales of people going insane from drinking absinthe, I found the feeling much closer to euphoria - a sedation on the back of the brain, combined with clearer, sharper contrast of wit... and no hangover.