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 Pastis is a natural off-shoot of Absinthe and was originally made as an alternative after the banning of wormwood-containing Absinthe.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.
The green absinthe in the Jacques Senaux range is the lightest in alcohol but still packs plenty of ..
€34.99 Ex Tax: €28.45
A great value absinthe made in the Tarragona region of Spain. Like all other real absinthes this con..
€37.00 Ex Tax: €30.08
The black Teichenne Absinthe is the highest strength version which has aniseed, herbs & pepper p..
€41.00 Ex Tax: €33.33
The standard Absinthe from Jacques Senaux still weighs in at a respectable 70% ABV! Like the rest of..
€47.99 Ex Tax: €39.02
Bottled at a whopping 75% this red Absinthe is strongly flavoured with liquorice and other tradition..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
A high strength absinthe made with natural wormwood and containing thujone levels not exceeding 35pp..
€52.99 Ex Tax: €43.08
A high strength absinthe that is made with real wormwood therefore it contains thujone. Drink with c..
€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71
A strong absinthe with a good flavour of liquorice. This contains real wormwood (Thujone) and it bes..
€56.00 Ex Tax: €45.53
A high strength Absinthe that we strongly suggest you try with some ice cold water and maybe a littl..
€59.99 Ex Tax: €48.77
A high strength absinthe that is best diluted down to a more palatable strength. Best served with ic..
€64.99 Ex Tax: €52.84
La Fée Absinth Bohemian is a Czech-style, low-anise liquor, first produced south of Prague in..
€65.00 Ex Tax: €52.85
Rich in history, Pernod Absinthe is made using the same ingredients as was used in the original reci..
€65.50 Ex Tax: €53.25
A finely crafted Absinthe that is made from both grand and petite wormwood along with fennel seed, h..
€68.00 Ex Tax: €55.28
An absinthe which stands out for its distinctive balsamic Alpine and herbaceous aromas. Ingredients ..
€98.00 Ex Tax: €79.67