The use of the seeds from certain medicinal plants, associated sometimes with other curative and aromatic substances, dates back to the time of the Egyptians and the Babylonians, who recognized – particularly in anise – exceptional therapeutic value. The “great masters’ of ancient medicine such as Hypocrites, Celsus and Galenus, advocated its use to fight off intestinal aches, jaundice, poisoning, etc.; Pliny the Elder wrote that anise cured indigestion, brought about restful sleep and facial revitality, and alleviated wrinkles due to age. The peoples of the Far East, masters of vegetable therapy by way of using medicinal plants, still today chew the seeds of the “star” anise following a meal, in order to freshen breath and facilitate digestion. Anise, in addition to its therapeutic virtues, is likewise widely employed for its intense and pleasing aroma in the production of liqueurs: from Sambuca to anisette, to the Turkish raki, to the Greek ouzo, to the pastis of France, and so on. These product types are considered national beverages, absolutely preeminent in consumption over every other beverage, all over the Mediterranean basin – above all in Italy, where the taste for anise has always enjoyed the loyal following of many. In the warm Southern regions to this day, people quench their thirst with a glass of cold water and anise, or else give a twist to their coffee with le schizze.

Absente Liqueur

Absente derives its aromatic flavor from the herbs and spices which are macerated in a spirit solution, then drawn off the liquid and distilled. The traditinal flavor and aroma of Absinthe can now be enjoyed in Absente as an apertif or in a traditional presentation by placing a sugar cube on...


Absente Wormwood 1oz.

Absente prepares their Wormwood Extract from the leaf & flower of Artemisia asinthium plants which are Carified Organically Grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. To assure optimal extraction of Wormwood's bioactive compounds, the plants are hand-harvested as they are coming into flower, are carefully shade-dried and cleaned...


Arak Razzouk

Arak Razzouk is the anise-based spirit from Lebanon distilled from grape juice with fresh aniseeds, imparting its distinctive fresh savor, and making it the national beverage of its mother country. Arak Razzouk is made with special varieties of sweet mountain grapes, which are crushed and fermented, and then distilled over a...


Arrow Ouzo 90

Created in the early-twentieth century using secret family recipes from Europe, Arrow is the #3 best-selling cordial line in America. The product line includes a full array of flavored schnapps, sweet and sour Smakers and brandies, as well as traditional cordials, liqueurs and creams.


Basilica Black Sambuca

An Italian liqueur, flavored with anise, elderberrys, sugar and a secret combination of herbs and spices giving a licorice taste. Sambucas nigra the scientific name for the elderberry


Basilica White Sambuca

An Italian liqueur, flavored with anise, elderberrys, sugar and a secret combination of herbs and spices giving a licorice taste. Sambucas nigra the scientific name for the elderberry


Boutari Ouzo

Boutari Ouzo is a traditional Greek spirit belonging to the anise-flavoured aperitif category. It is made according to a Macedonian recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for the last 100 years- a spirit worthy of the family tradition. It is distinguished for its characteristic dry taste and...


Dekuyper Anisette

A distillate of imported aniseed is blended with fine neutral spirit to preserve the fresh flavour.


Di Amore Sambuca

The Di Amore family offers a complete line of Italian liqueurs. Amaretto, Sambuca, Raspberry and the recently introduced Quattro Orange embody the beauty and flavors of the Italian countryside. Fine enough to sip alone or an indulgent addition to today’s hottest drinks, diAmore will bring passion to all of your cocktail...


Gilka Kaiser Kummel

This is a long time spirit used for all types of ailments by many from the old country particularly in the cold winter months. Kümmel liqueur was, according to the Dutch, first distilled in Holland during the late 16th century by Erven Lucas Bols. It was then taken to Russia, who...


Grande Absente Absinthe

During the heady days of late 19th century Paris, Absinthe was the trademark drink of artists like Baudelaire, Degas, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Oscar Wilde. To recall the glorious times, Grande Absente Absinthe Originale is one of the oldest traditional Absinthe recipes from the South of France. Hand crafted...


Hiram Walker White Anisette

Hiram Walker® Anisette's sweet licorice flavor comes from carefully selected, imported aniseed.


Latinae Sambuca

The use of the seeds from some medicinal plants, associated at times with other substances curative and aromatic, goes back to the Egyptians and the Babylonians, who recognized - particularly in anise - exceptional therapeutic value. These product types are considered national beverages, absolutely prevailing in consumption over every other beverage,...


Libertine Absinthe

Libertine is a French absinthe produced at the Paul Devoille Distillery in Fougerolles, by the same old recipe since 1859. Accordingly, this recipe consists of green anise, star anise, fennel, coriander, melisse, sweet wood, hyssop, and natural wormwood.


Lucid Absinthe Refined

Introducing lucid, Absinthe Supérieure. lucid represents a breakthrough product for the U.S. market, as it is the first true, Grande Wormwood-based Absinthe of its type since before prohibition. Unlike imitators in the U.S. and many of the so-called Absinthe products that litter the international markets, lucid is crafted directly from select...


Meletti Sambuca

Sambuca is a licorice-flavored liqueur that derives its flavor from the gentle cold infusion of the elder bush, known in Latin as sambucus”. The fruit from the elder bush is steeped in alcohol at very cold temperatures. This flavorful mixture is then aged for four months and is cut to proof...


Metaxa Ouzo

A classic Greek drink, Ouzo symbolizes the spirit of Greek life. Distilled in Athens, the birthplace of civilization, Ouzo is made from a precise combination of Tsipoura (pressed grapes) and select herbs and berries including aniseed, licorice, mint, wintergreen, fennel and hazelnut. Its unique recipe has been handed down through generations of master...


My Sambuca

My Sambuca an original Sicilian liqueur. This is the ONLY Sambuca in the world made from 100% natural ingredients. Such is the quality that its foundation is pure star anise distillate, the most exclusive and expensive way to produceSambuca's signature licorice flavors. Enjoy My Sambuca straight , with the traditional three...


North Shore Distillery Aquavit

A Rare Creation - U.S. Made Aquavit Most common in Scandinavia, aquavit is a truly enjoyable spirit. In that part of the world, you can find many small and large-batch aquavits with widely varying flavors. In the U.S., the selection is far more limited. In Chicago, we have only found five...


North Shore Distillery Sirene Absinthe Verte

Like the sirens of Greek mythology, Sirène will tempt you. With a beautiful, nuanced aroma and flavor, Sirène embodies the rich tradition and history of absinthe. Absinthe has always been a favorite spirit at North Shore Distillery - first as a curiosity on their world travels, then as a fascination. They...


Ouzo #12

The Ouzo with history and tradition. The soul of Greece. As far back as 1880, customers at Kaloyiannis' distillery who knew about Ouzo asked to be served from Barrel No. 12 ; the one containing the best tasting Ouzo. More than a century later, this unique taste has established OUZO 12 as the...



Anise flavored liqeuer, also used as an absinthe substitute. With the creation and popularity of Pernod, there was, for the first time, an absinthe drink that was refreshingly pleasant. Pernod became an international smash, its charms exported not only by Pernod salesmen, but by French soldiers and colonists. But, as the...


Pernod Aux Plantes d'Absinthe Superieure

According to legend, we owe this elixir to Docteur Ordinaire , a French doctor in exile in Switzerland. In 1805, the Pernod Fils Company from Pontarlier in France began distilling the secret formula. Absinthe was the subject of much stormy, impassioned debate, and was banned in 1915 in France. Pernod aux extraits...


Ricard Anise Liqueur

Ricard is the Number One pastis, or aniseed-flavored beverage, in the world. A refreshing aperitif, Ricard is a long-time favorite in France and the 4th largest spirit in the world. It is sold in 150 countries. The original secret recipe, composed of a blend of natural ingredients, is unaltered since its...


Romana Black Sambuca

A liqueur produced by the infusion of Witch elder bush and licorice. The sugar and these natural aromatic plant extracts make for a delicious combination. It can be flavored with sweet anise and now can be found in different varieties. It is similar to Anisette but has a higher alcoholic level...


Romana Sambuca

DESCRIPTION : Clear. Oily, fusel, sweet anise aromas. Thick, sweet and viscous with a distinctly oily note through the finish. SCORE : 89 TASTING LOCATION : Tasted under ideal conditions at the Beverage Testing Institute Inc., in Chicago.