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Absinthe Butterfly 65% - 70cl

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$75.94 ¹
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Butterfly Absinthe is inspired by an American absinthe from the early 1900s, produced in Boston just before the US ban on absinthe in 1912.
Thanks to a partnership between a passionate American absintheur and the skilful Swiss distiller Claude-Alain Bugnon, the Butterfly brand has been brought back to life. Butterfly Absinthe has a complex aroma, with notes of citrus (especially lemon and mandarin), spices, and mint. Alongside this rather exotic profile is the powerful and unmistakeable scent of the renowned wormwood from the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe. This delicious American-Swiss absinthe is easy to love.

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One can rightly question if it's possible for the modern Butterfly Absinthe to be the same as the Butterfly Absinthe of the 1900s. We think it’s probably unlikely. To produce a complete copy of an absinthe based only on a recipe and a few notes, even highly detailed ones, is actually impossible.

What we can say for certain is the recipe has lent a specific aromatic profile, and the making of Butterfly absinthe has benefited from Mr Bugnon’s expertise, unless there has been some incredible luck, it won't be the same as its ancestor. The distiller says it himself: “using the same recipe, if you change the alembic, you won’t get the same taste again”.

None of this detracts from the great quality of the Butterfly absinthe reproduction. 100% delicious.

Serving Suggestion

- At first, enjoy a glass of Butterfly absinthe with half a piece of sugar. For the next, add more or less according to taste.

- For one measure of Butterfly absinthe, add 2 to 5 volumes of ice-cold water.



This product contains alcohol and can only be delivered to adults. Proof of age will be required at delivery. Please enjoy responsibly.
  • Distillery or Brand : Artemisia-Bugnon
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: Switzerland
  • Responsible Food Company: RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
  • Net Quantity: 70cl
  • Alcohol Content: 65% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.20 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.15 kg

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Distillery or Brand: Artemisia-Bugnon
Region: Val de Travers
Product Type: Absinthe
Brand: Artémisia-Bugnon
Base Alcohol: Neutral spirit
Description: Spirit
Absinthe Colour: Green
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Production Method: Distillation
Closure: Natural Cork
Authentic?: Yes
Responsible Food Company: RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
Net Quantity: 70cl
Alcohol Content: 65% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (33)

2 Apr 2020

Thank you, Butterfly had very distinct flavor. It was also smooth. I enjoyed it very much

3 Sep 2019

I do feel a little bad leaving the lowest review on his absinthe, but I'm trying to leave the most honest review in light of all the absinthes I've tried from the worst to the best. This is certainly not a bad absinthe, however, my taste buds generally favor a more even balance of flavors throughout and I found this one to have a very dominant fennel flavor. I love fennel in general, however, my favorite absinthes have had a much more even spread on the flavor pallet with herbal and aromatic flavors. Louche was decent - I'd say 4/5. Not the thickest and most opalescent I've seen, but definitely not thin either.

25 Mar 2019

Gute Wiedergabe eines amerikanischen Rezeptes für Absinth nach Legende.
Ausgezeichneter Absinth mit einem guten Nachgeschmack von hellem Orange, die Bildung von Louche ist gut und konstant schnell, der Geschmack von Artemisia und Anis ist am Gaumen gut.

7 Oct 2018

J 'adore cette absinthe . COMPLEXE, fraiche et herbacée . ô top !

4 Jan 2018

Geschmack: blumig, grüner Anis, Wermut, frisch gepflückte Blütenblätter. Wirkung: dreht schön und entspannt (mit Eiswasser vermischt).
Leider scheint der Butterfly von Flasche zu Flasche zu variieren - im Geschmack. Manchmal alkoholisch stechend, dann wieder unglaublich
sanft und würzig im Geschmack. Wertung - dennoch: 4 von 5 Sternen.

25 Nov 2017

My wife and I are born and bred outside of Boston, so how could I not try this? We prepare with an auto see-saw dripper and 1 sugar. Initial color was a gorgeous emerald green. The louche was not too fast and beautiful to watch develop. The louche ends opalescent but a bit of the green color remains for a beautiful post-louche look. However mouthfeel was quite light. Nice and sweet up front however I found this to be a weaker tasting absinthe than those I have had from the Jade family. In the first few sips, I felt that there was limited aftertaste with everything hitting up front. Also, my wife and I both lean towards stronger anise flavored absinthes, but this one was anise light. Like my thoughts on the Jade Terminus, I began to enjoy it more and more as flavors developed over time while the glass sat. I also felt the aftertaste developed more fully after time, so going forward I'm going to let my glass sit a bit longer before diving in. Certainly an absinthe I enjoyed, especially as it sat a bit and opened up. 4 stars from me ONLY because of my personal preference for stronger anise flavor.

17 Nov 2017

One of my favorites. I try to get this every order, but I'm a sucker for the Sade.

22 Sep 2017

Very good, according to the person I gave it to as a gift.

9 Mar 2017

Interessanter, ungewohnter, frischer Geschmack. Schöne Grünfärbung, bildet nicht sofort Louche, aber dann.... Sehr ausgewogen, gute Wermutnoten und diese spezielle Frische, die ihn positiv von allen guten Schweizer Verts abhebt.(Boston Rezept!) Eigentlich 5 Punkte, aber die bekommt nur einer, 4,75 P

26 Jan 2017

My experience with Absinthe is still quite limited, however this one is great for my beginner's palate. Very flavorful with fairly intense anise.

17 Dec 2016

Une absinthe suisse à déguster en fermant les yeux pour voyager à travers ses douces saveurs.

17 Nov 2016

A really great and lovely absinthe. Very refreshing. I if this is what old American absinthe is like, then wow.

2 Nov 2016

One of my favorites. Complex, smooth, lightly bitter (although I also like strong), I consider Butterfly to be an "XO" of absinthes.

28 Oct 2016

I sampled this absinthe in LA, and had a bottle sent to me in Canada. It is a lovely Swiss verte, perhaps not in the same league as Clandestine, but nonetheless very drinkable. Good for newbies.

13 Feb 2014

Absinthe très équilibrée. C'est la première fois que je la goute. Elle est fine et reste longtemps en bouche, à essayer.

29 Dec 2013

Truly outstanding absinthe. Less intense than the top offerings from Jade, it is still a relatively full-bodied absinthe with gorgeous balance and a lovely lemony quality that balances superbly with the bitter wormwood. It is remarkably creamy and flavorful, by no means a lightweight. Everything you might want in great absinthe is there, in lovely harmony. It just doesn't get much better than this.

13 Dec 2013

Elle rentre directement dans mon top 10... superbe absinthe avec des nuances très subtiles.

9 Apr 2013

Très nettement la meilleure absinthe que j'ai pu gouter. Même avis des personnes à qui je l'ai faite gouter. Pour moi c'est l'équilibre parfait entre douceur, amertume et arome.

28 Mar 2013

Très bonne absinthe, mais vraiment différente des absinthes conventionnelles. Plutôt citronnée, douce et très agréable en goût. Absinthe à essayer et à adopter...

7 Nov 2012

I've provided my background and experience at the end of this review, so you might weigh my comments to others on the site.

REVIEW:
Hands down this is in my top 3 Absinthes (the other two being Absinthe Abisinthe Amer and Jade's PF1901). Untouchable in uniqueness, visual & olfactory presentation, and mouth-feel & palette performance, with a bonus for the historical marketing making this a great story-telling bottle for a dinner party. Without question, by the end of the review you'll see this bottle is a must buy: For Beginners, For Experts, For your Collection, For Special Occasions, and as a Daily Drinker. Bold Words? Well, consider these observations:

Eyes: Beautiful Louche with a hint of a yellow glow in the right light. I don't mean to imply luminescence mind you, but an almost neon yellow highlighter seems to layer over the green as the bottle louches with a beautiful if not too-fast clouding.

Nose: Citric and Sweet with herbaceous late-bloom Fennel greens unquestionably dominating the expected anise. Flowery notes add to the complexity with a distinct honeysuckle note in the 'high range' of the bouquet.

Mouthfeel: Flawless performance. Heavy for the first sip which might seem burdensome in summer, but you can always serve it on ice or with more water (which I would argue is a shame). No-heat from the alcohol yet it does manage to add a lightness to the coating sensation the more you drink. The coat lingers but with such a fantastic palette, its a welcome and invited lingering you are in no rush to have end.

Palette: A bit more anise heavy than is to be expected from the nose, but the taste is this unique fluctuating anise, as if you were having several unknown varietals of anise performing interchangeably in your mouth. The citric notes then come up and the herbal flavors you expect from the nose give way to the honey suckle. You can easily do this Absinthe Sugar-free, though sweetening it may allow the palette to perform better. Among 90 tasters I've shared this with, the group was evenly split on 'to sugar or not to sugar', but this being among the best bottles we served was a unanimous agreement.


MY BACKGROUND:
2006 - Tasted my 1st Absinthe (All European)
2007 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2008 - Tasted 6 Absinthes new to me (All European)
2009 - Tasted 2 Absinthes new to me (US Only)
2010 - Tasted 5 Absinthes new to me (4 Euro, 1US)
2011 - Tasted 12 Absinthes new to me (All European)

I'm also a level-1 graduate from the Mastercourt of Sommeliers, worked in the wine industry from 2001-2008, and run an independent cellar-stocking business, where my palette is trusted by high-end clients to purchase wines matching their tastes and expectations of quality. Additionally, since 2010 I've hosted a semi-annual Absinthe Dinner for party sizes of 35-70 guests. Each course is paired with a dish developed uniquely to match the absinthe ordered for the event. Each event usually fills up more quickly with reservations than the previous one, due to the patrons enjoying the pairings and bottle choices to such a significant degree.

11 Oct 2012

Fantastic, delicious, green color with yellow tint , nose is citrusy right out of the bottle and when louched the smell expands into a plethera of herbs mixed with lemon and or orange rhinde.Super creamy mouth feel, zero alcohol heat just awesome flavours dancing in the mouth.Great length and wormwood of distinct quality.A must try for anyone who drinks absinthe.Thumbs up to distillers who produce liquid candy!

25 Jul 2012

I just had a glass of Butterfly Absinthe...
An interesting mix of flavors, mainly wormwood, fennel, citrus and a perfect amount of anise avoiding to blur the combination. An exceptionally good louche, not so dark not so light but milky. A savory bitter ending with no traces of alcohol... I was expecting something else, but I was simply amazed, thanks Absinthes.com!

2 Jul 2012

La meilleure Verte suisse tout simplement ,

complexe avec un côté vieillos avec des notes citronnée


Un très bon achat !

27 Feb 2012

Tout simplement superbe ! Douce, avec ses saveurs de plantes, à boire à n'importe quelle heure mais avec prudence ...

4 Nov 2011

Very delicious (I like it best on the rocks) no kidding with a piece of lemon rind twisted in and well watered.
Thirst quenching and wonderful.

21 Jun 2011

J'adore, un gout totalement à part de ce que je connaissais. Je la recommande.

21 May 2011

I am a relative neophyte when it comes to absinthe, but I am enjoying Butterfly Absinthe. It has a bit more of a bite to it than another I have tried and I attribute it to the wormwood.

RueVerte handled my order promptly and professionally.

10 Feb 2011

Une absinthe très atypique, mais pour moi excellente. Elle est le contraire de douce et subtile: épicée et pimentée comme un curry ! !

Je ne boirais pas qu'elle. Mais de temps en temps ça change.

22 Dec 2010

A beautiful absinthe expression. Sweet, creamy and complex. A must try!

23 Nov 2010

Another very fine and wonderful product from Claude-Alain Bugnon. The taste is superb and finish is smooth.
this bottle is a must have - anything produced by Claude-Alain is simply superb!

4 Sep 2010

Sans aucun doute la plus exotique des absinthes de Claude-Alain Bugnon! Le soutien de Brian Fernald a donné à cette absinthe une palette aromatique des plus originale! Une bonne absinthe soutenue par une note d'agrume grandiose bien complémenté par la menthe! Une absinthe qui a une pointe épicée et très ensoleillée sans pour autant la rendre trop atypique! Rien à comparer avec Montmarte comme certain l'on fait avant même de l'avoir gouté! Cette absinthe est tout simplement unique en son genre! Une valeur assurée selon moi!

31 Aug 2010

A really pleasant Absinthe, made on the original recipe of the 19th/20th American Butterfly Absinthe.
Very herbal and spicy, with a complex balance. Full of interest is the balance: not too anised, wormwood taste and fennel with some hints of citrus. The louche is a bit darker than other Absinthes, similar to the Italienne, but really enjoyable.
Distilled in Switzerland by one of the most important swiss distillers (Claude-Alain Bugnon), this Absinthe is definitely a good buy!

10 Aug 2010

Butterfly 65%

Colour before water: green. naturally green.
Louche action: slowly, but very, very thick. Finnaly is dirty milky-green - so nice :)
Taste: alkohol on the front, but 1:3 is enough. Wormwood, green anise, fennel and much more inside.

Highly recommended.
BTW, nice label.

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Claude-Alain Bugnon was the first clandestine distiller granted legal status by the Swiss government in the spring of 2005. For years he had been responsible for a certain quantity of bootlegged absinthe that brought so much attention and status to this small region. His ‘Clandestine' has been and is still considered by many to be the best Swiss La Bleue available today. Claude Alain's custom designed distilling apparatus is located at his premises in Couvet, a former butcher shop! The alambics each have a capacity of 145 litres, and produce 95 litres of finished absinthe. They are single-walled, rather than duplicating the bain-marie system more commonly used in France. Claude-Alain feels that the fiercer heat gives better extraction of the herbs.
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