La Clandestine absinthe reveals a very complex aromatic palate and a subtly bitter finish.
Without doubt, this is one of the best La Bleue absinthes around.
Awarded the gold medal several times in contests, La Clandestine is distilled according to a recipe from 1935 including more than 10 plants.
This is one of the first absinthes to be distilled in the Val-de-Travers, the cradle of absinthe distillation. Its traditional, artisanal production uses only natural ingredients.
An intensely enjoyable discovery!
Complex blend of aromas (especially fennel, hyssop, anise and wormwood). Proof of the richness of the plants used.
Remarkably mellow and fresh. Aniseed attack developing rapidly into notes of fennel and wormwood.
Excellent length on the palate and pleasant bitterness.
- Claude-Alain Bugnon is the first Swiss distiller to have obtained a production licence in 2005.
- The name Charlotte on the label of
is that of the woman who first created the recipe, in 1935.
Claude-Alain Bugnon distilled his first absinthe illegally in 2000.
The following year, having received a recipe from one of his friends, he decided to make a living from distilling.
In 2004, he applied for permission to produce absinthe, and at the end of the same year, shipped his first order to Germany.
A few months later, on the 1st of March 2005, the Federal Council decided to legalize absinthe in Switzerland. The end of the 95-year-old prohibition pleased everyone.
For more details, visit the
La Clandestine website
- At first, savour
without any sugar. Then, according to your taste, try it slightly sugared.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.
Capacity : Alcohol Content : Production Method : Anise taste : Color : Country of Origin : City / Region : Distillery : Stopper : Coloration :
70 cl 53° Distillation Yes Clear Switzerland Couvet / Val-de-Travers Artémisia-Bugnon Cork Natural
By Amber. Posted 08/03/2013
This is a great absinthe. Where it's not perfect, I think it'd be damn near impossible to improve upon it. I enjoy it a good deal every time I drink it. It's very creamy and sweet, very pretty to look at, and has a great aroma.