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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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 ...

 $172/Liter  $86
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Set Absinthe St. Antoine and Amave - 1L

Czech Republic
(6 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 ...

 $68/Liter  $68
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Absinthe Amave by Martin Zufanek - 50cl

Czech Republic / 53%
(5 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 ...

 $69/Liter  $34.50
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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 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 unique ...

$39.50
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Absinthe Dubied - Zufanek 1798 - 50cl

Czech Republic / 70%
(2 Reviews)

Dubied – Zufanek Absinthe is a reproduction of the oldest known absinthe in the...

In 1798, Daniel-Henri Dubied founded the first absinthe distillery in Couvet, together with his son Marcellin and with the help of Henri-Louis Pernod. He called it Dubied Père et Fils and he produced the very first commercially available absinthe there.At ...

 $158/Liter  $79
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This is not Dubied – Zufanek Absinthe is based on Marc de Champagne and it is a...

Last year (2018) Martin Zufanek produced a reproduction of the oldest known absinthe recipe in the world with his Absinthe Dubied – Zufanek 1798. This unique absinthe was meant to be a limited edition only. And it was. This new absinthe is not exactly the same. Thi ...

 $196/Liter  $98
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