Czech Absinthe

Czech absinthe is something of a paradox. In a way, Czech absinth was responsible for kicking off the absinthe rennaisance, despite the first Czech absinthe not being absinthe at all! Absinthe reappeared in the Czech Republic in 1994. Many Czech distillers picked up on the idea that tourists were curious about this spirit that was rumored to be hallucinogenic and had an elaborate ritual that involving setting it on fire. In fact Absinthe is no more hallucinogenic than other alcohol, and although the elaborate ritual exists, should never involve fire. Much hyped, the Czech absinthe that ended up being sold was more like herbal bitters, and did not resemble the genuine absinthe produced during the 19th century.

Fortunately things have changed, and nowadays the Czech Republic is home to some of the best absinthe on the planet. All thanks to one man though - Martin Zufanek - and his distillery. Zufanek's absinthes St. Antoine and Amave are excellent, and his collaborations with Stefano Rossoni, La Grenouille and L'Ancienne are top-class. Ancienne is only released in certain years, and sells out within days.
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Absinthe St. Antoine - 50cl

Czech Republic / 70%
(23 Reviews)

This absinthe is based on a French recipe; it is certainly one of the best Czech...

The absinthe St. Antoine from Martin Zufanek is based on a French recipe ; it is certainly one of the best Czech absinthes! Every product used for its production is natural and it is not sweetened at the Zufanek distillery. Its coloration ...

 $82/Liter  $41
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This AbsinthExplore Set contains 3 expertly distilled Czech absinthe: St. Antoin...

The Zufanek family know what they are doing when they distill absinthe on their organic farm: the absinthe in the Zufanek AbsinthExplore Set are testament to the fact that their absinthe is among the best in the world! The set includes 3 ...

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An homage to absinthe from before the ban. The new charge of Justifiée & Ancienn...

The last version of Justifiée & Ancienne sold out within days. Now a new version is back, and we reckon it’s better than ever. Martin Zufanek, distiller of Justifiée & Ancienne has used wine spirit from 2013 which has ...

 $178/Liter  $89
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Absinthe Mead Base 2016 - 50cl

Czech Republic / 65%
(8 Reviews)

The newest batch of absinthe made from mead. Honey absinthe, so to speak.

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 thi ...

 $121/Liter  $60.50
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Absinthe Amave by Martin Zufanek - 50cl

Czech Republic / 53%
(4 Reviews)

A genuine blanche absinthe, excellent as a 'session' absinthe, or as a first tas...

In our opinion, Martin Zufanek is the producer of the finest Czech absinthe. Absinthe Amave just confirms the fact. In hindsight, the absence of a blanche from Zufanek's range is surprising. What with all the other experimentation and collaborations going on, re ...

 $72/Liter  $36
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Set Absinthe St. Antoine and Amave

Czech Republic
(4 Reviews)

A set consisting of 2 high quality absinthes bottles from Martin Zufanek: St. An...

With this set, you get 2 of the best absinthes from Czech Republic: St. Antoine and Amave. Both are produced by Martin Zufanek in the White Carpathians. The St. Antoine was one of the first high quality C ...

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AbsinthExplore Mead Base - 50ml

Czech Republic / 68%
(8 Reviews)

A specialty absinthe made from a honey wine base. Exceptionally sweet and herbal...

Mead Base is a special absinthe, that is very uncommon in the wide ranges of absinthes around today. Instead of the usual grain alcohol, Mead Base is distilled from honey wine (mead) that was aged for three years. All six herbs used to disti ...

 $200/Liter  $10
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AbsinthExplore St. Antoine - 50ml

Czech Republic / 70%
(23 Reviews)

This absinthe is based on a French recipe; it is certainly one of the best Czech...

The absinthe St. Antoine is based on a French recipe ; it is certainly one of the best Czech absinthes! Every product used for its production is natural and it is not sweetened at the Zufanek distillery. Its coloration comes only from plan ...

 $160/Liter  $8
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AbsinthExplore Amave - 50ml

Czech Republic / 53%
(4 Reviews)

Absinthe Amave takes its inspiration from classic Swiss La Bleue.

The first clear absinthe from the Zufanek distillery in Czech Republic. Amave has a slightly sweet taste and is rounded off by a fruity note.Read the complete description here.

 $150/Liter  $7.50
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Absinthe La Grenouille - 50cl

Czech Republic / 65%
(16 Reviews)

This absinthe is based on a mediterranean recipe; it is certainly one of the bes...

La Grenouille absinthe is based on a mediterranean recipe; it is certainly one of the best Czech absinthe! When Stefano Rossoni, the Italian distiller behind L'Italienne absinthe, started working on the La Grenouille recipe, his idea was to crea ...

 $124/Liter  $62
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AbsinthExplore La Grenouille - 50ml

Czech Republic / 65%
(16 Reviews)

This absinthe is based on a mediterranean recipe; it is certainly one of the bes...

La Grenouille absinthe is based on a mediterranean recipe; it is certainly one of the best Czech absinthe! When Stefano Rossoni, the Italian distiller behind L'Italienne absinthe, started working on the La Grenouille recipe, his idea was to crea ...

 $190/Liter  $9.50
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