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Absinthe La Capricieuse 72% - 70cl

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$72.79 ¹
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La Capricieuse reveals a remarkable aromatic palette and a delicate final bitterness. A “Bleue” full of complexity. Made with more than 10 plants, this absinthe is issued from the same recipe as its sister la Clandestine. With a higher level of alcohol, la Capricieuse has is less mellow but reveals more aromas. It is one of the first absinthes distilled in the Val-de-Travers, cradle of this drink's distillation. Its traditional production uses only natural products. For amateurs of strong emotions!

Did you know?

Claude-Alain Bugnon is the first Swiss distiller to have obtained a production licence in 2005.

Serving Suggestion

- At first, savour Capricieuse without any sugar. Then according to your taste, add some eventually.

- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure of fresh 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: 72% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.18 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: Clear
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: 72% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (21)

4 Dec 2020


Ein wirklich großartiger La bleue - wahrscheinlich der Beste, den ich bislang getrunken habe! Der Duft gleicht einer alpinen Blumenwiese und der Geschmack ist intensiv, aber gleichzeitig sehr harmonisch und rund (Anis und Fenchel im Vordergrund, aber nicht penetrant, gefolgt von prickelnder Wermut und wahrscheinlich Ysop, Melisse). Die Wermutnote dürfte für meinen Geschmack noch ausgeprägter sein, aber wahrscheinlich bin ich einfach mehr der "Verte-Typ"..

15 Dec 2019

Excellente absinthe, la pointe d'amertume à la fin est merveilleuse.
Site très professionnel, colis emballé impeccablement !

31 Jan 2019

Very fine and rafinate absinthe! Recommend to all the absinthe lovers who want to experience a high level degustation pleasure.

17 Dec 2018

"La Clandestine" is a classic, basic absinthe - one of the absinthes that, for me, defines what a Swiss blanche should be. But for some reason, even though it is apparently the same absinthe with less added water, "La Capricieuse" is better - and this impression has stuck with me over several bottles of each, so I don't think it's an illusion. There are absinthes that aim higher and hit the mark, hence "only" four stars, but this is a very fine absinthe.

21 Aug 2018

Aucune Surprise car je connais bien cette Absinthe, étant Suisse, La fraicheur , la délicatesse la caractérise; un parfum délicat. C'est une valeur sûre. Je salut au passage la distillerie qui la fabrique.
Concernant l'expédition ce site est Vraiment une exception. C'est sans la moindre réserve que je le recommande.
Fiable, ponctuel, Efficace.

5 Sep 2017

Saveur très vivace mettant en exergue toutes les composantes dont bien sûr la plante d'absinthe et l'anis. C'est vraiment une "bleue" car elle privilégie la vivacité par rapport à la rondeur (qui est l'apanage des vertes).

27 Jul 2017

tout en puissance!!! tres bonne absinthe a deguster rapidement

16 Jan 2017

je prends des absinthes depuis des années sur ce site .j'en ai gouté plusieurs mais je reviens toujours vers la capricieuse , la meilleure à mon gout

17 Oct 2014

I purchased a small bottle of this to try and well i should have just bought a large bottle. I love his Angelique and when I tried this I have to say I liked it even more! He just knows how to get complex and full bodied flavors spot on. The aromas are just something else. My partner isn't a big fan of Absinthe but she even said it smelt nice. The lingering aftertaste made me dive strait back in it was gone from my glass before I knew it, it was that tasty. I have the butterfly to try next, will be interesting how that stands up. Cheers.

20 Jul 2014

Magnifique absinthe de chez Claude-Alain Bugnon. Pour moi c'est sans doute la meilleure bleue. Fruitée et ronde en bouche, elle est merveilleuse.

22 Jun 2014

La Capricieuse riecht nach frischem Anis und Wiese. Die Trübung kommt langsam, aber dafür sehr dicht. Den Geschmack dominieren am Anfang Anis, Wiese und Alkohol sowie Melisse und etwas Zitrusartiges. Im Abgang schmeckt man den Wermut. Die Komplexität dieses Absinthes wird erst beim zweiten Glas spürbar.

Sterne: 3

16 Jan 2014

I cannot say enough good about Capricieusce. I even prefer it to its "little sister" La Clandestine which is excellent as well.
It has a great bitter, lingering bite I enjoy. The wormwood and other herbs are very pronounced. Its sophistication arrives slowly and leaves slowly. Highly recommended.

11 Aug 2013

This is Clandestine Recette Charlotte (the blue bottle) concentrated. You can choose to pour less and make a strong drink with a slow drip in order to "tune" the experience. If you compare the price with the blue Clandestine, you will realise that you actually get a lot af absinthe for the 5 euros extra. Due to this Quality/price-ration I give the highest recommendation. We hope this will be imported to Denmark. The bitterness mentioned in the description is in no way overwhelming.

12 Dec 2012

New to the infamous drink, this was the second Blanche I have tried. First being the La Clandestine. Lets say this. La Capricieuse blows it to pieces. This is not to say that Clandestine is not a good Blanche. But this one is everything Clandestine is, but better. The higher alcohol content brings out the robust flavor notes found in this amazing blend. I was surprised to find out it is not a top seller, actually its not even close.

Blanches are not my everyday absinthe. I would like to explore many more Verte before traveling back to this emerald bottle. I find that Verte are just more interesting. But make no mistake about it ladies and gents, Capricieuse will knock your socks off and automatically go to a high ranking place on your list.

20 Sep 2012

Quite simply, this is my favorite Swiss Bleue. Lovely to enjoy outside on a summer evening. Very well made.

27 Feb 2012

La clandestine mais en mieux. La clandestine est certes une très bonne absinthe, mais elle manque singulièrement de puissance et sa finale est un peu courte. La capricieuse comble ces manques est permet aux arômes de bien mieux s'exprimer et son amertume finale est beaucoup plus présente. Les 72 ° apportent donc un vrais plus. Comme toujours chez Claude-Alain Bugnon, la qualité est au rendez vous, une excellente blanche, à avoir à demeure dans son bar.

24 Nov 2011

I just tried some today: indeed is Capricieuse...

There is a good combination of aromas within a strong character and complexity; it shares some characteristics from La Clandestine but in a different fashion.

A little too much alcohol for me, but an excellent choice to enjoy absinthe.

5 Jul 2011

1er essai et surtout une très agréable surprise. J'avoue être tombé sous le charme même si elle se consomme avec modération.

27 May 2011

Bon je ne suis pas un connaisseur, je débute et pour l'instant je n'ai pu goûter que 4 absinthes :

Nouvelle Orléans, la roquette 1797, la Fée (une parisienne) et donc la Capricieuse

Les 2 premières sont très bonne mais un peu trop subtile pour moi pour l'instant; la 3ème est trop anisée mais par contre la Capricieuse est vraiment très bonne et originale !

Un goût différent des 3 autres, un léger côté "bonbon" dans le palet en fin de bouche : enfin ma préférée des 4 !

15 Sep 2010

La Clandestine en version plus brute! Cette absinthe est effectivement semblable à La Clandestine. La seul grosse différence est le volume d'alcool. Si vous aimez la douceur de La Clandestine mais que vous aimez aussi les absinthes plus fortes en alcool, bien cette absinthe est un très bon choix. Toute les absinthes de CAB sont à mon goût!

4 Jun 2010

Excellente, quoi dire de plus, c'est du CA Bugnon !

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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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