The babickas of 16th century Czechoslovakia were wise old women who were revered by their communities for having mystical healing powers and practicing the art of witchcraft. It was the babickas who freely used the essence thujone, which is extracted from wormwood, an aromatic plant of the Old World, in their potions and charms for its reputation of enhancing well-being, sensuality, creativity and love, not to mention its mildly hallucinatory effects. These babicka recipes represent some of the earliest vodka formulas ever created.The NEW Babicka vodka has taken the basis of these ancient recipes to createthe first ever wormwood vodka. A green thujone-ometer is on every Babicka bottle to mark the amount of this wormwood extract that has been infused with the highest quality vodka, giving Babicka it’s unique taste.

Babicka [ba – bitch – ka] – Origin
1. A premium vodka distilled in Prostejov in the Czech Republic

Noun
1. Hypnotic blend of vodka infused with the curative qualities of wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) and special herbs
2. Babicka is the Czech term for 16th century peasant grandmothers
3. Distilled using inspiration from 500 year old Czech recipe

The Babicka Spirit

Packaged in a contemporary interpretation of the medicine bottles of old, Babicka undergoes a six-step distillation process before being married with natural spring water drawn from low mountain ranges near Hana and 10,000 year old springs undisturbed for centuries. Truly a vodka for the discerning drinker.

Created by the Master Distiller, born from a long line of Moravian distillers dating back to 1518, this premium vodka uses 100% Moravian corn giving Babicka its subtle sweetness. Infused with thujone which is extracted from hand-picked wormwood (artemisia absinthium), Babicka has a distinctive and a unique floral bouquet and creamy flavour.

The Babicka Serves

With its subtle undertones of citrus and wormwood and subtle finish of rich vanilla, caramel and aniseed, Babicka makes for the perfect partner to any cocktail. Babicka vodka is the key ingredient in the award-winning Bloody Mary, made in the historic Wheatsheaf Inn in the Cotswolds.

Babicka is available from Harvey Nichols priced at £35.00 per bottle and from specialist retailers including www.thewhiskyexchange.com and www.thedrinkshop.com

For more information visit www.babickavodka.com