Zubrsinthe is a wonderfully inspired spirit. Zubrsinthe, pronounced “zhu-br-sinth”, is made solely from wormood, anise, and bison grass (Hierochloe odorata).
The fact that Zubrsinthe absinthe is made purely from only a few ingredients allows the bison grass' delicately soft, sweet aroma to shine through. The bison grass also imparts a stunningly beautiful green colour.
The bison grass used has been grown and harvested in the Bialowieza Primaeval Forest, exclusively for Zubrsinthe. Bison grass is also known as sweet grass, buffalo grass, holy grass, and vanilla grass, and is used to make the world-renowned Polish vodkas Zubrówka and Wisent, which are flavoured with bison grass just in the same way Zubrsinthe absinthe is.
Seven test distillations over three years ensured Zubrsinthe was perfected, and it is rapidly gaining a cult following.
- Bison grass gets its name from the European Bison, or Wisent, which loves to graze on the plants' aromatic leaves.
Zubrsinthe was first made as a curiosity, something unexpected to present in jest to friends at the 2009 Boveresse absinthe festival.
It turned out rather well - excellent, in fact - and was well appreciated by those who tasted it, ironic for something intended to be a bit of fun!
Zubrsinthe should be prepared exactly the same way as other absinthe, slowly adding three parts water drip-by-drip, with or without sugar according to taste.
Also excellent and highly recommended is a small measure sipped neat, or very slightly diluted.
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- 50 cl
- Absintherie Bourbonnaise
By John N.. Posted 23/09/2012
This unique, well-rounded, not terribly complex absinthe is definitely worth a try, even if only for novelty value.
By SBMAC. Posted 14/08/2012
This is a delicious and really enjoyable absinthe. The herb bill is wonderful, and evokes vintage absinthe to a surprising degree. It is warm, complex, and very tasty. The Bison grass surprised me a bit, but, it sure is good; it is better in fact, than the majority of commercial absinthe on the market.