Absinthe

Absinthe

Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90-148 proof) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (a.k.a. "grand wormwood"), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur, absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar, and is therefore classified as a spirit. Absinthe is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume, but is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed.

Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the late 18th century. It arose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers.

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  • Absinthe Dedo Assenzio Italiano 20cl 75%
    It was said that Jeane Hebuterne, model and mistress of Amadeo Modigliani (the painter fondly known to his friends as 'Dedo' was so devoted to her lover that she would spend her last few lire buying him his favourite drink, 'Pallini's Assenzio', without which he feared the loss of his artistic inspiration. Nicola Pallini, who owned fields of star anise, and artemesia absinthium plants in Abruzzi,..
    £24.99 Ex Tax:£20.82
  • Absinthe Pere Kermann's liqueur 20cl 60%
    Absinthe is an anise-flavoured spirit with a unique mystique. Absinthe's notoriety and cultural significance have led to the prevalent misconception that the drink can cause hallucinations due to the active ingredient, thujone-in reality the thujone level is so low that any effects experienced are entirely due to absinthe's high alcoholic strength.   Absinthe, a high proof, controversial ..
    £12.99 Ex Tax:£10.82
  • Hapsburg Absinthe  Liqueur Apple Flavoured 70cl 33% Vol
    Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur Apple Flavoured 70cl A whole new drinking experience. Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur flavoured with refreshing taste of orchard apple is the perfect way to experience Absinthe. Infused with Artemisia absinthium, also known as grand wormwood, which contains naturally occurring Thujone. Unlike normal Absinthe, there's no sting, there's no burn just an easy to drink t..
    £19.99 Ex Tax:£16.66
  • Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur Liquorice 70 cl 33%vol
    Absinthe Liqueur Hapsburg Liquorice - 70 cl Especially created for the shot market, the Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur can be enjoyed chilled, mixed with energy drinks, or in a jug filled with crushed ice. Aimed at bars and designed for young people, this deliciously flavoured absinthe liqueur can introduce new drinks enthusiasts into the world of absinthe.This liquorice flavoured absinthe ..
    £19.99 Ex Tax:£16.66
  • Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur Peach 70 cl 33% vol
    Especially created for the shot market, the Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur can be enjoyed chilled, mixed with energy drinks, or in a jug filled with crushed ice. Aimed at bars and designed for young people, this deliciously flavoured absinthe liqueur can introduce new drinks enthusiasts into the world of absinthe. This peach flavored absinthe liqueur mixes the typical sweet and refreshing ..
    £19.99 Ex Tax:£16.66
  • Hapsburg Amere Black Absinthe 50cl 79%
    Hapsburg Amere is a dark and dry, absinthe created using the classic wormwood plant and anise extracts. Infusions of peppermint, cloves and cinnamon provide a strong, mildly bitter, yet smooth taste with aromatic tones of anise. Hapsburg’s Amere boasts a modern contemporary sense of sophistication and style and is intended to be part of a unique drinking experience for those who dare. Strength ..
    £39.99 Ex Tax:£33.32
  • Hapsburg Blackberry - Flavoured Absinthe liqueur - 70cl - 33% ABV
    Hapsburg Blackberry - Flavoured Absinthe liqueur - 70cl - 33% ABV Especially created for the shot market, the Hapsburg Absinthe Liqueur can be enjoyed chilled, mixed with energy drinks, or in a jug filled with crushed ice. Aimed at bars and designed for young people, this deliciously flavoured absinthe liqueur can introduce new drinks enthusiasts into the world of absinthe.This blackberry f..
    £19.99 Ex Tax:£16.66
  • Hapsburg Red 69 Absinthe 50cl 69%
    Steal the spotlight with Hapsburg Red 69! Hapsburg Red 69 is a classic absinthe product, with its traditional flavour of the wormwood extracts and distinguished anise scent. Hapsburg Red 69 leaves a smooth bitter taste with strong flavours from the herbal extracts, including anise. Hapsburg’s Red 69 boasts a modern contemporary sense of sophistication and style and is intended to be part of a u..
    £41.99 Ex Tax:£34.99
  • Lafee Absinthe Banche 70cl 53%
    Lafee Absinthe Banche 70cl 53% La Fee Absinthe was created in 2000 and was the first to be legally released in France after the repeal of the ban.It is produced according to pre-ban 19th -century recipes and comes in both blance (white) and verte(green)variants. A blanche distilled absinthe from post-ban pioneers La Fée, based on a 19th century recipe and produced in association with the Fr..
    £37.99 Ex Tax:£31.65
  • Louche Absinthe  50cl 50%Vol
    Louche French Absinthe evokes the groundbreaking, visionary Belle poque. Beautifully presented, Louche Absinthe dissipates in a milky cloud of  history and hedonism. Louche Absinthe is masterfully created by sixth generation master distiller Alain Lemercier, ensuring exceptional quality, consistency and depth of flavour. It has a relatively low ABV, encouraging responsibility and..
    £22.99 Ex Tax:£19.16
  • MATA HARI ABSINTHE BOHEMIAN 75cl 60%
    This Austrian Absinthe has a unique taste because of its anise free recipe. Its taste reminds of the scent of viola. It has a strong Absinthe effect, and can be mixed as well with Coke or Red Bull. The "new recipe" is made without artificial colorings therefore the color is not as shiny green as the "old recipe" version. The herbal composition is as well a bit modified and tastes a bit mor..
    £41.99 Ex Tax:£34.99
  • Pere Kermanns - Absinthe 70cl
    Absinthe is an alcoholic drink made with the pounded leaves and flowering tops of one species of wormwood plant (Artemisia absinthium) together with other herbs such as angelica root, fennel, nettles, parsley, balm, sweet flag root and hyssop. Emerald green in colour and usually very bitter, Abisinthe is traditionally poured over a perforated spoonful of sugar into a glass of water – or vice ve..
    £24.99 Ex Tax:£20.82
  • Trenet French Verte Absinthe 4cl miniature 60%
    The Trenet absinthe has a candy taste. It is presented in a pretty bottle. An original absinthe, very different to traditional absinthes. Renowned absinthe, Trenet is produced using wormwood infusion, star anise and other aromatic flavours to create a refined mild yet distinctive spicy herbal taste with a slightly bitter undertone. ..
    £3.69 Ex Tax:£3.07