The fascinating effects of absinthe: An in-depth insight 

Absinthe, a spirit with a rich history and an unmistakably high alcohol content, is often the focus of discussion about its unique properties. Known for its intense green color and distinctive taste, absinthe is more than just a drink; it is a cultural phenomenon that has sparked fascination and controversy for centuries. 

Historical context and the "green hour" 

The special features of absinthe were already recognized in Europe, especially in France, in the 19th century. The "green hour", a time for drinking absinthe in the late afternoon, became an integral part of social life. Military doctors even used absinthe in the hopes of preventing diseases like malaria, similar to how British forces relied on gin. 

Demystifying the effects 

Despite popular myths, absinthe is not a source of hallucinations. The long-standing ban on spirits was not based on scientific evidence, but rather was a consequence of economic and social reasons. The high alcohol content of classic absinthe, which is often 68 percent, distinguishes it from other spirits such as vodka or whiskey. This potency makes absinthe a drink that demands respect and moderate enjoyment. 

Thujone and the modern view 

An important component of absinthe is thujone, which is obtained from the wormwood plant. While historical claims cited thujone as the cause of absinthe's supposed hallucinogenic effects, more recent research shows that thujone concentrations in absinthe are well below harmful levels. Current findings confirm that real absinthe does not pose any health risks when consumed properly, which dispels the prejudices and myths surrounding this extraordinary spirit. 

Consuming responsibly 

When drinking absinthe, it is important to dilute the drink with water. This not only respects the traditional way of consumption, but also ensures that the high alcohol content is enjoyed appropriately. It is an experience that does not lead to visual hallucinations, but can certainly stimulate unusual and vivid experiences. 

Absinthe and its stimulating qualities 

While rumors persist that absinthe may have aphrodisiac effects, this assumption is primarily due to its high alcohol content. It is known that alcohol can have a stimulating effect in moderate amounts, but the specific effects of absinthe on women and men depend largely on individual factors.

The search for the best absinthe 

Those interested in enjoying absinthe often ask about the “best” variety. While many factors such as thujone content and alcohol percent play a role, it is important to emphasize that the quality of absinthe is not determined by these parameters alone. Our selection includes different varieties, all of which promise a unique taste experience without feeding the myths surrounding hallucinations. 

Absinthe remains a spirit that demands respect and a certain level of responsibility. Its unique history, intense effects and cultural significance make absinthe a drink that fascinates the curious and connoisseurs alike. We invite you to responsibly explore the world of absinthe and discover your own relationship with this legendary spirit.

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Absinthe Boston 1902 Butterfly 700 ml
Butterfly Absinthe, made by the renowned Claude-Alain Bugnon in Switzerland, combines American heritage with Swiss know-how. A unique absinthe is created using over 60 steps and the finest ingredients.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€97.07* / 1 Liter)

€67.95*
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Absinthe La Clandestine 1935 Barrel-Aged 200 ml
"1935 La Clandestine" matures for 6 years in oak barrels and combines traditional absinthe flavors with cognac notes. Ideal to enjoy neat after a meal, similar to a fine whiskey. One centiliter develops an intense taste with a long finish.

Content: 0.2 Liter (€549.75* / 1 Liter)

€109.95*
Absinthe Monolith Triple Distilled Blanche 500ml
Discover the unique Monolith Absinthe: Matured for one year with raspberry, mango, wormwood, anise and herbs. Uniquely distilled, it combines wormwood body with fine fruity notes.

Content: 0.5 Liter (€139.90* / 1 Liter)

€69.95*
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Amaro Della Sacra 700 ml
Amaro della Sacra, based on medieval monastic traditions, combines natural ingredients such as gentianella, vanilla and myrrh in a digestif liqueur. Enjoy it neat or in cocktails.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€49.93* / 1 Liter)

€34.95*
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Bitter Bianco 700 ml
Antica Torino Bitter Bianco, created by Vittorio Zoppi and Filippo Antonelli, is an artisan bitter bianco. With ingredients like cinnamon, wormwood and orange peel, it offers complex citrus and herbal notes. Ideal pure or in cocktails.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€42.79* / 1 Liter)

€29.95*
Butterscotch Limoncello Spritz Liqueur 500 ml
Discover our summery Limoncello Spritz liqueur: inspired by Italy, with a fresh citrus aroma and no bitterness. Ideal on its own or as a base for a refreshing drink. Enjoy and feel Italy!

Content: 0.5 Liter (€39.90* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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Genziana Liqueur 700 ml
Antica Torino's Genziana Liqueur with Italian Gentian: A classic Alpine liqueur from Piedmont made by Vittorio and Filippo. Enjoy its unique bitterness and citrus-herbal notes in whiskey and gin cocktails or neat with soda/tonic.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€42.79* / 1 Liter)

€29.95*
La Clandestine Crème d’Absinthe 500 ml
The handcrafted Clandestine Crème d’Absinthe liqueur made from Swiss egg yolk combines notes of white chocolate and vanilla with absinthe. Ideal on ice or in coffee!

Content: 0.5 Liter (€69.90* / 1 Liter)

€34.95*
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Liqueur Genepi 700 ml
Antica Torino presents Genepì, an Alpine liqueur with a fresh, slightly sweet taste, ideal for digestifs and cocktails such as Genepito and Genepì Martini.

Content: 0.7 Liter (€48.50* / 1 Liter)

€33.95*
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Stellare Primo Aperetif 750 ml
Stellare Primo is a reinterpretation of the Italian aperitif with a mild bitter taste. Versatile, ideal pure or in cocktails, served with ice and an orange slice.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€26.60* / 1 Liter)

€19.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Bianco 375 ml
Antica Torino's Vermouth di Torino Bianco, from a recipe from the 1940s and 1950s, impresses with wormwood and licorice. A historic aperitif with a rich, spicy aroma.

Content: 0.375 Liter (€47.87* / 1 Liter)

€17.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Bianco 750 ml
Antica Torino's Vermouth di Torino Bianco, from a recipe from the 1940s and 1950s, impresses with wormwood and licorice. A historic aperitif with a rich, spicy aroma.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€35.93* / 1 Liter)

€26.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Dry 375 ml
Antica Torino has been making traditional Torino Dry Vermouth since 2016 using a recipe from the 1950s, with herbs such as absinthe and sage. Ideal on ice or in cocktails such as Martini, it is characterized by its elegant, floral aroma.

Content: 0.375 Liter (€47.87* / 1 Liter)

€17.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Dry 750 ml
Antica Torino has been making traditional Torino Dry Vermouth since 2016 using a recipe from the 1950s, with herbs such as absinthe and sage. Ideal on ice or in cocktails such as Martini, it is characterized by its elegant, floral aroma.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€37.27* / 1 Liter)

€27.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Rosso 375 ml
The Antica Torino Vermouth di Torino, created by Vittorio Zoppi and Filippo Antonelli, uses garden herbs such as rosemary, laurel and wormwood as well as regional white wines, including Moscato. Colored with burnt beet sugar, ideal pure or in cocktails.

Content: 0.375 Liter (€47.87* / 1 Liter)

€17.95*
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Vermouth di Torino Rosso 750 ml
The Antica Torino Vermouth di Torino, created by Vittorio Zoppi and Filippo Antonelli, uses garden herbs such as rosemary, laurel and wormwood as well as regional white wines, including Moscato. Colored with burnt beet sugar, ideal pure or in cocktails.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€35.93* / 1 Liter)

€26.95*
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Vino Chinato 750 ml
Antica Torino produces Vino Chinato, based on Langhe Nebbiolo and a blend of botanicals such as cinchona. With notes of rose, nutmeg and herbs, it is ideal as a digestif or in cocktails. First batch: 1,800 bottles, available from June.

Content: 0.75 Liter (€42.60* / 1 Liter)

€31.95*

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