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Absinthe Mead Base 2016 65% - 50cl

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Mead Base Absinthe is a unique creation from Martin Zufanek, made using alcohol distilled from mead, which is fermented from honey cultivated by the Zufanek family themselves (or rather, from their bees).

The base mead-spirit used to make this absinthe has been aged for 3 years. This delicious honey-base provides the a sweet-scented foundation for an otherwise classic absinthe with complex herbal aromas.


Colour: Wonderful dark and rich golden green.

Aroma: Sweet with a deep honey aroma.

Louche: Mead base clouds slowly, but satisfyingly, leaving a lovely golden tone. The louche is not ultra-thick because of the relatively low anise content.

Taste: Honey and wormwood are the focus here, and an alcohol taste, however not in a bad way.

Finish: Not at all cloying, Mead Base has a finish that leaves you wanting more.

Conclusion: Martin has managed to resist the temptation of letting the honey become one sided. Mead Base manages to stay balanced and delicious, and does not become boring, it is definitely an absinthe you would want to come back to again and again.

Serving Suggestion

- At first, savour your Mead Base Absinthe without sugar. It's naturally sweet so we don't think any sugar is needed. If you prefer after tasting it, feel free to add some according to your taste. - For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.

History

The company was founded by Marcela and Josef Zufanek, together with their sons Martin, Josef and Jan. The family lives in a small district named Borsice u Blatnice in the region of Zlin since 2000. Although the distillery's main practice lies in the production of quality eaux-de-vies and liqueurs, Martin Zufanek decided to start making absinthe in 2008 and created the probably first high quality absinthe from the Czech Republic: the St. Antoine absinthe. There followed a few more very successful absinthe recipes, and the distillery is becoming more and more popular in the field of absinthe and other spirits. True quality from the Czech Republic!


This product contains alcohol and can only be delivered to adults. Proof of age will be required at delivery. Please enjoy responsibly.
  • Distillery or Brand : Zufanek
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: Czech Republic
  • Artificial Colours: none
  • Responsible Food Company: Zufanek, Boršice u Blatnice 57, 687 63 Boršice u Blatnice, CZ
  • Net Quantity: 50cl
  • Alcohol Content: 65% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 0.96 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.15 kg

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Full Details

Distillery or Brand: Zufanek
Region: Borsice u Blatnice
Product Type: Absinthe
Description: Spirit
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Production Method: Distillation
Closure: Plastik
Contains Anise?: Yes
Artificial Colours: none
Responsible Food Company: Zufanek, Boršice u Blatnice 57, 687 63 Boršice u Blatnice, CZ
Net Quantity: 50cl
Alcohol Content: 65% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
Base Alcohol: Distilled mead

Customer evaluation for (8)

4 Dec 2018

Tastes great! Too bad it's out of stock.. hope it'll come back?

11 Dec 2017

Second time buying this, and it is just as fantastic, if not better than it was the last time! Very rich in honey along with the holy trinity along with hints of melissa , coriander, hyssop and pontica. Love it!

21 Oct 2017

Simply delicious! Soothing notes of honey along with the holy trinity, touch of hyssop, Melissa and coriander. Lovely!! Can't wait to get more of this :)

1 May 2017

Sicher ein toller Absinthe.
Farblich und optisch eine tolle Arbeit.

Der Minuspunkt ist für mich ganz klar die Bitterkeit.
Pur würde ich ihn definitiv nicht trinken, mit viel Wasser wird er jedoch rund im Geschmack.

Mich enttäuschte er allerdings insgesamt ein wenig, da ich erwartete auf der Honigweinbasis einen süßen Absinthe mit hoher Komplexität zu bekommen. Damit das nicht falsch verstanden wird...es ist ein toller Absinthe und wer es bitter mag oder gern eine neue Richtung testen will, für den ist es DIE Empfehlung.
Wer jedoch einen süßen, süffigen Absinthe sucht, findet sicher bessere Alternativen.

28 Feb 2017

As always good communication and shipping. Looking forward to trying but haven't done so yet.

14 Feb 2017

Very creamy and not overpowering. No sugar required.

3 Feb 2017

Nachdem mich aus dem Hause Zufanek bereits der Absinthe St. Antoine überzeugend war, konnte ich mir diese Edition natürlich nicht entgehen lassen.
Vor allem, weil ich Fan von Honigwein bin.

Die Flasche und Aufmachung ist genauso "medizinische" wie vom St. Antoine. Sieht super aus. Es handelt sich übrigens um einen Drehverschluss. Ich bin kein übermäßiger Fan von Kork und komme damit gut klar.

Er besticht durch ein sattes, natürliches grün. Er riecht sehr scharf, fast schon aggressiv aber deutlich nach Honigwein wie ein warmer Met. Seine 65% liegen schwer in der Nase.

Pur ist er wirklich sehr stark, dominiert von Wermut mit mittelstarker bitterer Note. Der Alkohol dominiert, kaum/kein Fenchel und kaum Anis sind heraus zu schmecken. Pur nicht zu empfehlen. Mach ich gern mal, hier auf jeden Fall nicht.

Der Louche beginnt zügig, wird aber sehr langsam dicht. Am Ende bleibt er ansehnlich grün, relativ stark grün im Vergleich zu anderen Absinthes. Allerdings nicht sehr dick.
Der Geruch wird besser, frischer und angenehmer verdünnt ca 1:8.
Er bleibt im Abgang bitterer als der Durchschnitt, ist wenig komplex oder überraschend. Auch der Honig tritt so stark verdünnt in den Hintergrund, bleibt aber vor allem im Nachgeschmack spürbar am Gaumen.

Mir schmeckt der St. Antoine besser, er ist wesentlich vielfältiger. Aber auch der Meadbase ist in gewissermaßen einzigartig, kein einfacher Absinthe.
Noch stärker verdünnt wird er für mich übrigens noch angenehmer zu trinken. Das bittere vom Wermut verschwindet so, er wird so etwas frischer und für mich trinkbarer. Also der Longdrink unter den Absinthes. Interessant ist, dass er optisch wieder Richtung "klar" tendiert und süßer wird. Ich liebe die Absinthe Welt für seine Vielseitigkeit. 20% mehr Wasser und der Eindruck ist ein beinahe völlig anderer.

Ich empfehle ihn mehr für Kenner, die es bitterer mögen oder auf Fenchel und Süße keinen großen Wert legen. Bei mir ist es eben umgekehrt.
Dennoch ist er insgesamt gut und einzigartig.

2 Feb 2017

A lovely addition to my collection - was looking for a sweeter selection not so heavy on the anise ... very light and pleasant, I enjoy with extra water in a longer drink with ice

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The Zufanek Distillery was founded in 2000. At first, the family focused on the production of honey and fruit based liqueurs. In 2008, Martin started to distill absinthe and the St. Antoine was the first one of this distillery. Shortly after the launch of St. Antoine, Martin created La Grenouille, and absinthe Mead Base. What's special about this distillery is that all fruit used for the production of their spirits are cultivated on their own orchards. Most of the herbs used for the absinthes are also grown by the Zufanek family themselves. Their mission is: 100% natural products.

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