Is Czech absinth strong? Can be, so be careful.
The method of making absinth in the Czech Republic is sometimes different. Likérka Cami of Dobronice u Bechyně produce a great blanche absinthe named Tolouse Lautrec Absinthe, but the herbal maceration is what the Bohemian brand is famous for. Kyle Bairnsfather who produces Reality Absinth & Bairnsfather Bitter (Sdružení pro výrobu a odbyt likérů s.r.o) has described to the Prague Post his method of filtration for processing the macerate. This process removes the solid herbs, but leaves the herbal qualities in place. Anyone who has enjoyed a glass of iced Reality will know what Kyle means! Here’s a glimpse of what you are missing:
You’ll see the herb in place in the bottle. So what about the thujone? Well, according to the Kyle: “the alcohol content is 60%, the thujone level is 26 mg/kg, and the addition of the stalks of three herbs into the bottle provides a more aromatic flavour and a more complex tastes”
Strong & Recommended.