A specialty absinthe made from a honey wine base. Exceptionally sweet and herbal at the same time! Read the whole description
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!
- 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.
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. This is why it's not surprising that the distillery received an organic certificate. Their mission is: 100% natural products.
By Utterly remarkableAdded on the : 19/11/2014
One of the most interesting, as well as delicious, absinthes I have ever tasted. Beautifully crafted with classic herbal flavors, but with a unique floral element that quite obviously comes from the mead/honey. Not a lush absinthe, but still flavorful and satisfying, it has marvelous complexity and balance. I bought a 50ml bottle to try and it is now 2/3 gone. Fortunately I bought 2 more after my initial sample so I have the satisfaction of knowing I will get to enjoy this for months to come. Well worth the price and definitely a top-tier and unique absinthe. There is truly nothing quite like it. Brilliantly done.
By SbmacAdded on the : 28/02/2014
This is a truly delicious absinthe. The mead base is rich and elegant. I'm impressed that the honey comes from the distiller's own bees, as well. It is rich with complex flavors, has a textured, building finish, and is sophisticated and very well-crafted.
By dixiewitchAdded on the : 09/01/2014
A complexly bitter wormwood opening note the finishes in a mellow, warm honey flavor. Wormwood and woody flavors are prominent over fennel/anise. Nice with honey and water instead of sugar.