Absinthe and Pastis
Absinthe is the father of Pastis and was first produced in the Canton of Neuchatel in Switzerland. It is traditionally made with wormwood, anise, fennel and other flavouring herbs and has been said at various times to be dangerous and/or having the effect of a psychoactive drug. Rumour and speculations of this kind led to it being banned in many countries in the early 20th century and eventually it pretty much disappeared. As it turns out Absinthe is no more dangerous than any other alcohol. That is not to say that it should be approached with caution! Some of them can be very strong and need to be diluted with ice, water or other mixers to make them palatable. Now legal again in most countries it makes an interseting drink and has a unique taste. Pastis is a natural off-shoot of Absinthe and was originally made as an alternative after the banning of wormwood-containing Absinthe. Pernod was just one producer that switched to Pastis production and many Pastis would have a similar but less bitter taste than Absinthe.
A finely crafted 20cl offering of La Fee Absinthe Parisienne! Made from both grand and petite wo..
€22.00 Ex Tax: €17.89
La Fée Absinthe Bohemian is a Czech-style, low-anise liquor, first produced south of Prague i..
€65.00 Ex Tax: €52.84
A brilliant introduction to this most historic of spirits at a lower 40% ABV. Distilled with 9 her..
€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.46
A finely crafted Absinthe distilled in Paris that is made from both grand and petite wormwood along ..
€70.00 Ex Tax: €56.91
Distilled in the French town of Pontarlier which is considered to be the home of Absinthe making in ..
€125.00 Ex Tax: €101.63
An absinthe which stands out for its distinctive balsamic Alpine and herbaceous aromas. Ingredients ..
€84.00 Ex Tax: €68.29
Introducing the first and only Irish absinthe on the market! Robert and Bhagya Barrett have bee..
€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65
A luxury Turkish Raki that blends quality grape spirit with aniseed which is then aged in oak barrel..
€46.50 Ex Tax: €37.81
The world's most popular Raki. This is made from 100% grape spirit which is obtained from both f..
€37.50 Ex Tax: €30.49
A quality that is based on grape and raisin spirit which has been flavoured with aniseed. This expre..
€44.00 Ex Tax: €35.77
An Absinth that was reborn at the Francois Guy distillery in 2003. Originally made at the same site ..
€110.00 Ex Tax: €89.43
A high strength absinthe that is made with real wormwood therefore it contains thujone. Drink with c..
€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72
A strong absinthe with a good flavour of liquorice. This contains real wormwood (Thujone) and it bes..
€56.00 Ex Tax: €45.53
The standard Absinthe from Jacques Senaux still weighs in at a respectable 70% ABV! Like the rest of..
€48.00 Ex Tax: €39.02
Bottled at a whopping 75% this red Absinthe is strongly flavoured with liquorice and other tradition..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.65
A high quality absinthe that is only made from natural ingredients. Each flavouring botanical is dis..
€52.50 Ex Tax: €42.68