Absinthe & Essences

Prestige Essences are the world's leading brand of spirit essences, they are renowned for their excellent quality and varied assortment. This range of essences have been developed to perfection over many years and extracted under laboratory conditions, in Sweden. Prestige essences are manufactured with the best raw ingredients and essential oi...

Prestige Essences are the world's leading brand of spirit essences, they are renowned for their excellent quality and varied assortment. This range of essences have been developed to perfection over many years and extracted under laboratory conditions, in Sweden. Prestige essences are manufactured with the best raw ingredients and essential oils often present in the distilled spirit itself.

These are the same essences used in distilleries the world over, undoubtedly the world's best spirit essences. Just about any spirit is obtained by the simple addition of essences to neutral spirits such as flavourless vodka. For distilleries this translates into huge savings in terms of time, energy, raw materials, research and development. We also supply bulk essences on request.

The use of essences to flavour spirits is not something strange and new to distillers and blenders, traditionally the raw ingredients that impart the distinctive taste to gin and absinthe are infused or soaked in high alcohol spirits so the essential oils present in the herbs dissolve in the alcohol. You can make your own gin and absinthe without having to go through the trouble of infusing the herbs, the essential or fusel oils present in the infused spirit are also present in the essences but in the exact quantities.

The formulation of a good essence may take many years of research and development before they are ever launched on the market as Prestige Essence. Rum Essence for example is comprised of several base aromatics responsible for the characteristic rum flavour. The rum flavour may be refined and tweaked with the addition of oils, vanilla, oak extract, spice extract, a small percentage of glycerine and cane sugar molasses. Some concentrated rum may also be added to round of the flavour so it is as close the distilled spirit as possible. Caramelised sugar may also be used for fullness and taste.

You can make your own neutral alcohol by distilling a plain sugar wash in a traditional alembic or alquitar still and filtering the distillate in our activated carbon filtration system. Just follow the directions for our turbo yeasts for distilling a plain sugar wash.

Should you wish to distil higher alcohol spirits for use with our Absinthe Essence then we would recommend our traditional alembic with refining lentil or reflux column.

he Original Prestige brand is the world leader in quality essences and Turbo Yeasts with over 13million bottles sold worldwide; do not be fooled by cheaper imitations.

We have significantly reduced the shipping costs for most items in this category. These items will be delivered by regular postal mail, larger multiple item orders may be combined and shipped via FedEx or UPS.

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