Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka


The world’s first wormwood vodka – a bewitching experience.

  • Style: Spirit
  • Origin: Czech Republic

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Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka, the world’s first wormwood vodka, revives the magic of an age-old Czech witches brew. Babicka takes its name and inspiration from the sixteenth century ‘babickas’ of Czechislovakia. These wise old women, ‘grandmothers’, were revered for their mystical healing powers and use of the art of witchcraft. It was the Babickas who freely used wormwood (and its extraction thujone) in their potions and charms, as much for its mild hallucinatory effect as for its much valued digestive properties and reputation for enhancing wellbeing. Babicka recipes represent some of the earliest vodka formulas ever created. Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Arran Russell and Alex Clarke. The pair developed the concept after meeting an eccentric solitary distiller in Moravia who was experimenting with various ancient recipes and modifying them for today’s tastes and standards. Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka combines only the finest ingredients, Moravian corn, hand picked wormwood and water drawn from 10,000-year-old deep springs. Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka is distinguishable by its aroma of citrus and wormwood, smooth creamy taste and silky afternotes of rich vanilla, caramel and aniseed. The sleek design of the Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka bottle is a contemporary interpretation of the medicine bottle of old. Harking back to the babickas with their bottled tinctures, the design features a wooden stopper and simple ‘handwritten’ labelling. A green ‘thujone-ometer’ down one side of the neck marks the amount of thujone allowed by law in each bottle. Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka is perfect as a digestive, in a cocktail or on the rocks.