Babička (ba-bitch-ka) vodka was inspired by 16th century Czechoslovakian wise old women called "babičkas". The babičkas freely used wormwood in their potions for its reputation of enhancing sensuality, creativity and love, not to mention its mildly hallucinatory effects. The babičkas rapidly became renowned for having mystical healing powers and practicing the art of witchcraft.
These recipes created by babičkas represent some of the earliest vodka formulas ever created, a witches' brew.
Less than 150 miles south east of the Czech capital, Moravia's magical landscape is one of quaint villages nestled in acres of fertile, green fields with a rich and diverse history.
Marked by the borders of mountain ranges, 16th century Czechoslovakia was named Bohemia and initially a part of Greater Moravia, and enjoyed religious freedom allowing it to become one of the most liberal countries of the Christian world.
In the unconventional kingdom of Bohemia, ruled by the Hapsburg dynasty, babičkas were revered by their communities for their invaluable and invigorating recipes and charms using the native aromatic plant of the Old World, wormwood. Unlike their European sisters, the babičkas were not persecuted or burnt at the stake and have since become legendary figures of wisdom and compassion in Czech literature.
Today, the magic of the babičkas lives on in Babička, the world's first wormwood vodka.
Entrepreneur Alex Clarke, was inspired to create the world's first original wormwood vodka after years of experience in the drinks, travel and music industries.
After the discovery of a 500 year old distillery in the Czech Republic that produced both absinth and vodka, Alex wanted to keep the spirit and name of his creation as close to its birthplace as possible.
Size: 70 CL