The first legal absinth containing thujone (from wormwood) available since the ban on absinth was lifted in Australia. Produced and bottled in the Czech Republic where they have been making absinth continually since the 1800s. This is the absinth by which all other absinth are judged. Tasting Notes: Strong herbal qualities come through more intensely with some dilution. A subtle and pliable star anise presence throughout the palate. inherent bitterness fromthe wormwood and hyssop is ever-present burt does not overwhelm the palate.
Hapsburg Traditional Absinthe, follows in the footsteps of the “The Green Fairy” and is produced in Italy with the same centuries old aniseed taste and aroma. Absinthe gained immense popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as bohemian artists and writers such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Hemmingway and Oscar Wilde found it had an inspiring effect on their creativity and it became commonly known as “The Green Fairy”. The cause of this effect was the high quantities of Thujone found in one of the ingredients: Wormwood. Public pressure to reduce Absinthe’s high consumption in the early 1900’s, forced both France and Switzerland to cease production after almost 100 years. Absinthe’s modern revival began in earnest in the 1990’s and it is now a drink enjoyed the world over
Hapsburg Premium Reserve is one of several strong absinthe formulations produced by Hapsburg. This yellow label Extra Special Super Strength is 89.9% abv, is sugar-free and contains wormwood, peppermint, cloves, and cinnamon. Hapsburg absinthes are produced with cocktails in mind. Hapsburg Premium Reserve is 89.9% abv / 179.8 proof.
Hapsburg Super Deluxe Extra is one of several strong absinthe formulations produced by Hapsburg. This red label Super Deluxe Extra is 85% abv, is sugar-free and contains wormwood, peppermint, cloves, and cinnamon. Hapsburg absinthes are produced with cocktails in mind. Hapsburg Super Deluxe Extra is 85% abv / 170 proof
Mythe Absinthe Traditional is distilled with aniseed, badiane, vervain, hyssop, and, of course, wormwood. Starting at an attractive olive green color, it slowly louches to an opaque, opalescent pastel. The blend of herbs creates a full, layered bouquet that introduced a balanced palate. The distinctive bitterness of the wormwood makes its presence known, but doesn't overwhelm the other botanicals. A creamy lemon character appears on the finish.
Mythe Absinthe Traditional is distilled with aniseed, badiane, vervain, hyssop, and, of course, wormwood. Starting at an attractive olive green color, it slowly louches to an opaque, opalescent pastel.
The blend of herbs creates a full, layered bouquet that introduces a balanced palate. The distinctive bitterness of the wormwood makes its presence known, without overwhelming the other botanicals. A creamy lemon character appears on the finish.
After Shock Black Liqueur 750ml:
After shock liqueurs are intensely flavored spirits designed to be shooters and are called for in a variety of modern shot recipes.
After shock Black Liqueur is a spiced berry expression, presenting in a gruesome purple/black flavored with spices and cranberry.
After Shock Blue Liqueur 750ml:
The full bodied cool mint flavour of After Shock Deep Cool has proven incredibly popular since its launch. Its striking colour catches the eye, while its flavour and power are as potent as the original Hot Cinnamon version, with strong mint/citrus flavours dominating. Take it in one, then take a deep breath. Best consumed ice cold and neat from a shot glass. 30% alc./vol.
After Shock Cinnamon Liqueur 750ml:
For the ultimate AfterShock taste you have to have AfterShock Red. Its been popular with drinkers and party goers since its launch in the 90s. It is unique with its cinnamon flavour and thick, syrupy consistency. Can be enjoyed at parties as a shooter or mixed with other drinks for a unique cocktail.
AGWA Herbal Liqueur 700ml
Agwa is a herbal liquor made with Wild Bolivian Coca Leaf hand crafted in Amsterdam enhanced with 36 other natural Herbs & Botanicals. The Coca Leaf has a long and varied history dating back thousands of years. To its authentic use by the Bolivian farmers for its energy giving properties to its misuse in the production of Cocaine, the Coca Leaf has always attracted controversy. It is as famous for its many virtues as its many vices. Agwa now allows you to enjoy legally the virtues of the Coca Leaf in its many drinks and cocktails.
The alcohol level is 30%/60 Proof; alcohol is the vehicle to transfer and augment the 40 grams of Coca Leaf In every bottle that gives you a different buzz.
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 37 stores nationwide and going strong.