BAIRNSFATHER FAMILY DISTILLERY - LIKÉRKA DOMAŠOV
Our mission: High quality handmade liqueurs from 100% natural ingredients with untreated mountain spring water from our underground spring. Our company was founded in 1991, 2 years after the fall of Communism, by Martin Sebor with the name “Sdruzeni pro vyrobu a odbyt likerka s.r.o.”, locally known as Likerka Krasna Lipa. Since 1992 we have oriented on the handmade production of herbal liqueurs and alcoholic drinks with one simple goal: to produce the highest quality herbal alcoholic beverages using the cleanest spirit, water and herbs. Our products are exported around the entire world and are enjoyed by those, who understand quality and can distinguish the difference between a handmade herbal elixir and an industrially mass-produced product made by machines using artificial colours, flavours, concentrates and stabilizers.
We live our logo: Create Your Own Reality. As in: if you don't have the strength to create your own reality, you are forced to live in the one imposed upon you by others. For example, we produce absinth without the destructive process of distillation. We do not distill our macerate, we filter it, just like you do when you make tea or coffee. Do you distill your tea or coffee?
Bairnsfather Absinth is very proud to have been a part of the GOLD MEDAL winner of the Pontarlier Absintheiades Absinthe Festival and Competition for 2 years in a row - 2010 and 2011. The credit for the Gold Medal goes to Peter Fuss of Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Fuss was the man who realizes that combing two methods will produce a product better than either one can produce by themselves. He is the winner of the Gold Medal and we are happy to have been a part of this blended absinthe.
There must be innovation in every craft as well as respect paid to the traditions of the craft. Mr. Bairnsfather was greatly impressed by the admirable Francios Guy of Pontarlier-Anis. Mr. Guy introduced Mr. Bairnsfather to 100 year old Absinthes his Grandfather had produced, and in his own words, "in grasping the absinthe glass bringing it closer to my nose to ingest the warm absinthe plant aroma followed by the opening of the lips to allow the cloudy white liquid to cascade onto my now excited tongue and be absorbed into my taste buds then flowing warmly down into my stomach where it was met with intense anticipation due to its stimulation of my sense of smell and taste just moments before was an epiphany for me." (epiphany - sudden realization or comprehension of the larger essence or meaning of something). The Absinthe brought clear vision to Mr. Bairnsfather that the division between distilled and non-distilled is contrived. That the dichotomy of distilled and non-distilled are just two sides of the same coin - the coin being Absinthe. That distilling the macerate produces the ideal raw material for a further maceration that is just filtered - thus a production process that combines the two production methods, just as historic Absinthe Verte recipes state. A persons path in life should contain surprises, and a person should be open to acceptance of these surprises so they will be able to change who the viewed things in the past. Innovation is the answer to stagnation. As Mr. Bairnsfather remarks, "I have had my world view changed. I made the pilgrimage to Pontarlier, and thanks to the graciousness of Mr. Guy, I no longer hold the same views that I did before. I no longer reject distillation, but have now enlarged my world view to include it. What purpose would life have for living if change and surprises were not apart of it?"
Click here for notes on The Bairnsfathers trip to the Pontarlier Absintheiades 2011
Maybe you will read propaganda against our non-destructive 100% natural absinth making process, and yet on the other hand there are companies that claim to be us, but they are con men and criminals. There exists only one company, which continues the production of Martin Sebor(1955-2003), and that is us: Bairnsfather Family Distillery s.r.o.
Please read our website and hopefully you will learn some new things leading to a better understanding about the lies and propaganda spread by the producers of lower quality products, who try by means of false information to present a fake reality, in order to prevent YOU from Creating Your Own Reality.