Apsinthion – Polish Absinthe

Polish Absinthe

Apsinthion Grand De Luxe is a handmade absinthe produced by the Toorank Distillery at Jasienica, in Poland. This absinthe uses a combination of “wormwood, coriander and peppermint herb distillate“. The herbs are collected from the Wisla mountain and the factors of altitude, air and abundant water make the herbs of excellent quality. It is also said that the formula for this absinthe is based upon a recipe from a captured French soldier taken to Poland in the early part of the 19th century.

The thujone content is noted at a rather high 30mg. This is one of the highest levels of thujone – apart from the Czech absinth brands like Absinth 35 (35mg) and King of Spirits Gold (100mg – and not for sale in the European Union). Apsonthion Grand De Luxe delivers a quality louche.

Polish Absinthe

Absynt Bar at Ul. Miodowa 26, Krakow, Poland

Published in: on April 11, 2007 at 10:02 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. I am ashamed that this thing comes from Poland. It is not distilled, it is heavily sugared and contains little if no wormwood, just glycerine-based aniseed oil and some chemicals.
    Poland has had much longer history of wormwood based spirits, so there is no need to invent such histories as that of French soldier, since extrait d’absinthe had never been sugared. Thus, apsinthion is creme d’absinthe. End of story. There are much better genuine absinthes in Poland, but you do not necessarily come across them in a shop.

  2. Moreover, thujone content is usually given as mg/l or mg/kg, mg means nothing. Apsinthion has not been measured so far so stating it is 30 mg/l is not proven and its taste as well as characteristics indicate it is far from it.

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