- Distilled in forests of Bohemia with the finest wormwood, pure grain alcohol and spring water
- Small particles are an indication of quality absinthe and authenticity
- Bohemian-style absinthe containing 10mg of thujone, 64% abv.
- Handsomely designed bottle, lovely addition to any collection of fine liquors
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Made from grain alcohol and concentrated herbal additives, and 10% tujone by concentration (czech law). There is nothing redeemable about this absinthe at all. It does not turn milky white when water is added (louching), it just gets lighter green, and it is harsh going down and heavily licorice flavoured. This stuff is for sale in any TESCO supermarket in Prague, and is the worst stuff I've ever forced down. Nothing subtle or beautiful about it at all or the after effects, in fact, one of the only absinthes that simply gave me a blackout. Stick with swiss, french and "king' brands of czech absinthe in that order. Avoid."<br />
The Absinthe does, indeed, taste a little Scope-like, but is still the real deal, with a nice ride once you're into it. It isn't a conneseur's Absinthe, and suffered terribly in the side-by-side test I conducted with serval other brands, and may change the taste of cocktail recipes in unpredictable ways. However, all that said, I have friends who are not regular consumers who found it easier to drink. It is very novice-friendly. If sipped neat, with no other comparison and no mixers, it's shortcomings are eventually concealed. I will buy it again and offer it to occasional drinkers, although I'll horde my other good stuff to myself."<br />