Terms of Trade

ALANDIA is a company of ALANDIA GmbH and Co. KG, represented by ALANDIA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is represented by Managing Director Dr. Mike Schallehn, Bismarckstrasse 49, 50672 Cologne (phone: +49 (0)221 424 8749, fax: +49 (0)221 424 8741, e-mail: mail@alandia.de).


§1 Scopes

For the business relationship between the ALANDIA GmbH and Co. KG, represented by the ALANDIA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is represented by Managing Director Dr. Mike Schallehn, Bismarckstrasse 49, D-50672 Cologne, phone: +49 (0)221 424 8749, e-mail: mail@alandia.de

(hereinafter also referred to as "we" and "us") and you as a customer (hereinafter also referred to as "you" and "buyer"), these General Terms and Conditions shall apply exclusively in the version applicable at the time of your order in our online shop (hereinafter referred to as "online shop"), which can be accessed via the Internet address https://www.alandia.de/.

Our offer is aimed exclusively at persons of legal age and legal capacity who are over 18 years of age, located abroad, or have a delivery address outside the Federal Republic of Germany. Orders can only be placed online via the English-language offer available at https://www.alandia.de/ in accordance with the following terms of sale.

Our offer at www.absinth-alandia.de is directed exclusively at customers who are domiciled in the Federal Republic of Germany or who commission a delivery within the Federal Republic of Germany.


§2 100% ALANDIA Delivery Guarantee

All orders include our trusted 100%ALANDIA Delivery Guarantee. This means if there are any problems with the delivery of your order (custom problems, lost package, etc.) you will get a full refund of your money or we will reship the products, depending on your preference. There is no risk for you the buyer.

The absinthe store ALANDIA was founded in 2001. Since then,ALANDIA has proudly served the absinthe community around the world (EU, UK, USA, CA, JP, etc.). Shipping to the USA is made via airmail or courier express. It takes 8-10 (airmail) or 2-3 (courier express) business days until your absinthe arrives at your door. A tracking number is emailed to you as soon as your order is shipped. You thus always know when the Green Fairy will knock at your door. If you have any questions or comments, just email us. Please also check out our Facebook fan page with over 14,000 satisfied ALANDIA absintheurs. We would be delighted to welcome you to the community!


§3 Legal drinking age

When placing an order, you have to register in the shop and state your age. When placing an order, you declare you are over the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Usually, this is 18 years of age (Europe), but in some states the legal drinking age is 21 (esp. United States).

We reserve the right to carry out corresponding checks. As a customer, you are obliged to ensure that only you or a person of legal age who is authorized by you can take delivery of the goods.


§4 Import of the ordered products

Before placing an order, you must ensure that it is legal to import the ordered products. Registration and declaration of any custom charges and fees abroad are the responsibility of the addressee/buyer. We advise you to inform yourself about international shipping regulations at your local custom office, as we reserve the right to change orders that violate local laws.


§5 Breakage

If anything breaks during shipment, we will replace the damaged products in the next order or reimburse the value of the product. Please send us a photo of the broken item via email if have experienced a breakage.

§6 Undeliverable packages

If a package is undeliverable (e.g. because the customer provides the wrong address) and returned, only the costs for the merchandise will be refunded, not the shipping costs. This does not apply if ALANDIA is responsible for the undeliverable order. In this case, the shipping costs are refunded as well.


§7 Online tracking

All orders may be tracked online. As soon as your order is shipped, you will automatically receive an email with your tracking number from the shipping company.


§8 Privacy

The personal data that you entered in the shop is not given or sold to any third parties. You may find more information in our Privacy Declaration.


§9 Payments

Accepted payments are credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer (EU countries). Goods, in any case, are only shipped after we have received payment.


§10 Currencies/prices

The prices in the shop are shown in euros (EUR). You can switch to US dollars (USD) by clicking on the currency symbol in the upper right corner of our website.


§11 VAT

No VAT applies for orders outside of the EU.


§12 Revocation policy/returns

If you are a consumer (i.e. a natural person who places the order for a purpose that cannot be attributed to your commercial or self-employed professional activity), you have the right of revocation in accordance with the statutory provisions.

If you as a consumer make use of your right of revocation according to § 7 Para. 1 of these General Terms and Conditions, you must bear the regular costs of the return shipment.

In all other respects, the provisions which are reproduced in detail in the following instruction on the right of revocation apply to the right of revocation.

Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke this contract within fourteen days without providing any reasons.

The period of revocation is fourteen days from the day on which you or a third party named by you, who is not the carrier, took possession of the goods or has taken possession of them.

In order to exercise your right of revocation, you must notify us (ALANDIA GmbH & Co. KG, represented by ALANDIA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is represented by Managing Director Dr. Mike Schallehn, phone: +49 (0)221 4248749, fax: +49 (0)221 4248741, e-mail: mail@alandia.de) by means of a clear declaration (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail) of your decision to revoke this contract. You can use the enclosed sample revocation form for this purpose, but it is not mandatory.

In order to comply with the revocation period, it is sufficient that you send the notice of revocation prior to the expiry of the revocation period.

Consequences of the revocation

If you revoke this contract, we will refund to you immediately all payments we have received from you, including the delivery costs (except for the additional costs resulting from your choice of a different type of delivery than the cheapest standard delivery offered by us) and within fourteen days at the latest from the date on which we receive notice of your revocation of this contract.  We will use the same means of payment for this repayment as you used in the original transaction, unless otherwise expressly agreed to with you; under no circumstances will you be charged any fees for this repayment.  We may refuse the repayment until the goods have been returned to us or until you have provided proof that you have returned the goods, whichever comes earlier.

You must return or hand over the goods to us without delay and in any case at the latest within fourteen days of the day on which you inform us about the revocation of this contract. The deadline is respected if you send the goods before the expiry of the 14-day deadline.

You shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods.

You shall only be liable for any loss in value of the goods if this loss in value is due to a handling of the goods which is not necessary for the examination of the quality, properties, and functioning of the goods.

Sample revocation form

If you wish to revoke the contract, please fill in this form and send it back.

ALANDIA Gmbh & Co. KG, represented by ALANDIA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is represented by Managing Director Dr. Mike Schallehn, Bismarckstrasse +49 (0)221 4248749 Cologne (phone: +49 (0)221 4248741, fax: +49 (0)221 4248741, e-mail: mail@alandia.de).

I/we (*) hereby revoke the contract for the purchase of the following goods (*)/performance of the following service (*) concluded by me/us (*)

- Ordered on (*) / received on (*)

- Name of consumer(s)

- Address of consumer(s)

- Signature of consumer(s) (only for notices on paper)

- Date__________

(*) Remove as appropriate.


 §13 Online dispute resolution, applicable law, and jurisdiction

Information on online dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for extra-judicial dispute resolution. This gives consumers the opportunity to first resolve disputes related to their online orders without the involvement of a judge. The dispute resolution platform may be found at the following external link: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ reach.

In this context, we are obliged to inform you of our e-mail address: mail@alandia.de. We always endeavor to settle any differences of opinion arising from our contract in a manner that is mutually agreeable. In addition, we have decided not to participate in a conciliation procedure. We are also not obliged to do so.

This contract shall be governed by German law excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and excluding renvoi. However, the choice of law shall not apply to the extent that you, as a consumer within the meaning of § 1 Para. 2 of these GTC, would be deprived of the protection that is granted to you by those provisions which, under the mandatory law of the state in which you, as a consumer, have your usual place of residence, may not be deviated from by agreement.

If you are a merchant, a legal entity under public law, or a special fund under public law and have your registered office in Germany at the time of the order, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for all claims arising from or on the basis of this contract is Cologne. Otherwise, the applicable legal provisions for local and international jurisdiction shall apply, in particular with regard to consumers.


Legal Information

Contracting partner: ALANDIA is a company of ALANDIA GmbH and Co. KG, represented by ALANDIA Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is represented by Managing Director Dr. Mike Schallehn, Bismarckstrasse 49, 50672 Cologne (phone: +49 (0)221 424 8749, fax: +49 (0)221 424 8741, e-mail: mail@alandia.de).

Customer service: mail@alandia.de 


Product descriptions

  1. With regard to the contents of the online shop and the quality of the products offered therein, reference is made to the description of the products in the online shop as well as to the information within the framework of the ordering process.
  2. Images of the products in the online shop are only shown as examples and may deviate slightly from the actual appearance in individual cases. Insignificant, minor deviations from the product specifications are only permissible if and to the extent they are not unreasonable for the customer.


Conclusion of the contract

  1. The presentation and advertising of products in our online shop does not constitute a binding offer to conclude a sales contract.
  2. A sales contract is concluded exclusively in electronic business transactions via the ordering platform of our online shop. The order process for the conclusion of a contract on our ordering platform includes the following steps:
    Order process/steps to conclude a contract:
    1.  Begin by placing the desired products in the shopping cart.
    2. By clicking on the button "Checkout" you will arrive at Step 1, where you can enter your data. Here you can log in to your existing customer account or enter your personal data as a new customer or guest. Alternatively, you can use the "PayPal Checkout" button integrated in the shopping cart to complete the order and use the data stored there.
    3. In Steps 2 and 3, please enter or confirm your billing and shipping address.
    4. The shipping and payment method of your order will then be indicated. By clicking the button "Next," you will arrive at Step 6.
    5. Please check your order here and send it by clicking the button "Place Order." With this, you place a binding order.
      You can change and view the data at any time before submitting your order. However, the order can only be submitted and transmitted if you have accepted these terms and conditions by clicking on the corresponding button and thus included them in your order.
  3. We will immediately confirm the receipt of your order via our online shop by e-mail. Such an e-mail does not yet contain a binding acceptance of the order, unless, in addition to the confirmation of receipt, it also declares acceptance of the order.
  4. The contract comes into effect when we issue the declaration of acceptance, which is sent by a separate e-mail (confirmation of order and shipping), at the latest, however, with delivery of the goods. In this e-mail or in a separate e-mail, but at the latest on delivery of the goods, the contract text (consisting of order, terms and conditions, declaration of revocation and order confirmation) will be sent to you by us on a permanent data carrier (e-mail or paper printout) (contract confirmation). The language of the contract is German. The text of the contract is stored in compliance with data protection regulations.
  5. If the delivery of the goods you have ordered is extraordinarily and unexpectedly not possible, for example because the corresponding goods were not delivered on time or completely by third parties, we shall refrain from a declaration of acceptance. In this case, a contract is not concluded. We will inform you immediately and refund any compensatory measures already received.


Child protection

  1. In accordance with the requirements of youth protection, we only supply alcoholic beverages to persons over the age of 18. By confirming your age and accepting our general terms and conditions of business within the framework of the order process, you declare that you are of legal age and legally competent. By submitting an order, you confirm that you are over 18 years of age and that all age, name, and address details are correct. We reserve the right to carry out corresponding checks. As a customer, you are obliged to ensure that only you or a person of legal age who is authorized by you can take delivery of the goods. Insofar as persons who are not of legal age place orders stating false facts and/or without the approval of their authorized representatives, we hereby revoke these contracts as a precautionary measure in accordance with § 111 BGB (German Civil Code).
  2. Within the scope of delivery, an additional age verification can be carried out at any time by the shipping service provider, given that the person who receives the delivery provides a justified reason for this. The ordered goods will not be delivered to persons under 18 years of age. If the delivery cannot be handed over due to age verification at the front door, you must bear the additional costs for the return of the order.


Pricing and payments

  1. All prices in our online shop are final prices (gross prices) in euros including the statutory value added tax and are to be understood plus shipping costs.
  2. For all deliveries, we charge you separately shipping costs, which are indicated in our prices in our online shop. The price including VAT and shipping costs will also be displayed in the order form before you place your order.
  3. For orders via our online shop, you can only make payments via the payment methods indicated in the online shop. We reserve the right to make changes at any time. In particular, we are entitled to refuse the requested payment methods or to offer other payment methods.


Delivery and shipping

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the order, delivery will be made from our warehouse to the delivery address given by the buyer at the time of registration or order.
  2. Shipping is always carried out at our discretion by parcel service, courier, forwarding agent, or by ourselves. The delivery is generally made only curbside in front of the house of the delivery address.
  3. The dispatch of the goods takes place according to the respective delivery time information on the respective product page in our online shop. If there is no indication of delivery time, the deadline is 14 working days. Workdays in this sense are all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays. Unless otherwise stated, the period begins with the receipt of the order by us.
  4. If we are unable to deliver the goods specified in the order on time due to force majeure, we will inform you immediately and at the same time notify you of a new delivery period appropriate to the circumstances. If we are unable to deliver the goods within the new delivery period due to force majeure, we shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract. Any payments already made will be refunded immediately. An event for which we are responsible does not constitute force majeure.