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 Pastis is a natural off-shoot of Absinthe and was originally made as an alternative after the banning of wormwood-containing Absinthe.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.
Francois Guy Absinthe Pontarlier 1 Litre New In

Francois Guy Absinthe Pontarlier 1 Litre

1 litre

An Absinth that was reborn at the Francois Guy distillery in 2003. Originally made at the same site ..

€110.00 Ex Tax: €90.91

Jacques Senaux Black

70cl

A high strength absinthe that is made with real wormwood therefore it contains thujone. Drink with c..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €45.45

Jacques Senaux Blue

70cl

A strong absinthe with a good flavour of liquorice. This contains real wormwood (Thujone) and it bes..

€56.00 Ex Tax: €46.28

Jacques Senaux Red

70cl

Bottled at a whopping 75% this red Absinthe is strongly flavoured with liquorice and other tradition..

€49.99 Ex Tax: €41.31

La Fee Blanche Absinthe New In

La Fee Blanche Absinthe

70cl

A high quality absinthe that is only made from natural ingredients. Each flavouring botanical is dis..

€52.50 Ex Tax: €43.39

La Fee Bohemian Absinthe

70cl

La Fée Absinthe Bohemian is a Czech-style, low-anise liquor, first produced south of Prague i..

€65.00 Ex Tax: €53.72

La Fee Parisian Absinthe

70cl

A finely crafted Absinthe that is made from both grand and petite wormwood along with fennel seed, h..

€68.00 Ex Tax: €56.20

La Fee XS Francaise Absinthe 70cl New In

La Fee XS Francaise Absinthe 70cl

70cl

Distilled in the French town of Pontarlier which is considered to be the home of Absinthe making in ..

€112.00 Ex Tax: €92.56

Mistico Speziale Absinthe Elixir Vitae Blanche

50cl

An absinthe which stands out for its distinctive balsamic Alpine and herbaceous aromas. Ingredients ..

€84.00 Ex Tax: €69.42

NV Absinthe Verte La Fee 50CL New In

NV Absinthe Verte La Fee 50CL

50cl

A modern Absinthe that was created in 2008 using the classic ingredients such as wormwood and fennel..

€26.00 Ex Tax: €21.49

Pernod Absinthe

70cl

Rich in history, Pernod Absinthe is made using the same ingredients as was used in the original reci..

€65.50 Ex Tax: €54.13

Teichenne Absinthe Black

50cl

The black Teichenne Absinthe is the highest strength version which has aniseed, herbs & pepper p..

€41.00 Ex Tax: €33.88

Teichenne Absinthe Green

50cl

A great value absinthe made in the Tarragona region of Spain. Like all other real absinthes this con..

€37.00 Ex Tax: €30.58

Yeni Raki 70cl New In

Yeni Raki 70cl

70cl

The world's most popular Raki. This is made from 100% grape spirit which is obtained from both f..

€37.50 Ex Tax: €30.99

Jacques Senaux Green

70cl

The standard Absinthe from Jacques Senaux still weighs in at a respectable 70% ABV! Like the rest of..

€47.99 Ex Tax: €39.66

Tekirdag Gold Raki 70cl New In

Tekirdag Gold Raki 70cl

70cl

A luxury Turkish Raki that blends quality grape spirit with aniseed which is then aged in oak barrel..

€46.50 Ex Tax: €38.43