The Czech Republic is renowned for the quality of its beer, but it takes no time at all to discover that the country has a garden variety of local spirits to offer as well. Following old Czech and Slovak tradition, 101 herbs, spices and other by-products of farm, forest and garden are distilled, fermented, aged and bottled for your satisfaction. Shooters are a serious thing in Czech drinking culture. Should you drink a shot with some-one and match them shot-for-shot all night, you are considered trustworthy and you’ll have a friend for life. That is, of course, providing that they can recognise you the following day.