Absinthe La Clandestine - 70cl

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La Clandestine absinthe has a complex aromatic palate and subtle bitterness.
An exceptional La Bleue absinthe!    Read the whole description

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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!

Artemisia Bugnon, Swiss

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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23 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By Dante

Added on the : 18/02/2016

The nose on this is much less anise than for example Vieux Carré an absinthe made in United States. La Clandestine is lighter, sparkles in your mouth with notes of citrus. I love it personally. Depends on my Anise mood totally different than Pernod and vieux carré.

By elemile

Added on the : 05/02/2015

Color: clear transparent, no coloration or sediment.

Louche: gorgeous; true opalescence; white clouds piling up to a very pale bluish grey.

Aroma: very inviting; finely anised; no dirt.

Taste: my god... just right; everything is just about right; mild but creamy; the gentle version of the same distinct wormwood that I tasted in Angélique with a delicate true anise overtone.

Finish: barely none, other than a refreshing feel that makes you long for more (no numbing whatsoever).

Effect: very calming, soothing but not typically alcoholic (i.e. idiotizing) at all.

Perfect. Absolutely lovely. This is the first bleu I've ever tasted and this is the first 5 star rate I've ever given here. I said before about Angélique that it was the finest mid-range vert I had tasted but I that couldn't possibly take it daily cause it was too wild; well, this one I can: it's truly a caress from beginning to end. Claude-Alain is a brilliant and sensitive distiller, no doubt about it. Count me in for a long-term relationship with this blue lady too.

By Electrohead

Added on the : 18/02/2014

In a word: AMAZING! The taste is rich and yet delicate, suitable for drinking in every hour. The colour gives a sense of peace and the packaging is a true piece of art. The shipment was fast and safe and at a really fair price.

By Anon

Added on the : 23/01/2014

Great product. Loved it! Will definitely be buying it again.

By JosephL

Added on the : 09/01/2014

Powdery and brilliant white when louched. A very good absinthe!

By Shebear

Added on the : 27/03/2013

Smooth and beautiful. And we love the bottle as well.

By Amber

Added on the : 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.

By Taste4Dark

Added on the : 08/10/2012

Sublime, sensuous and complex. The journey with La Clandestine is one to be cherished. Take it to the grave.

By van gough

Added on the : 20/09/2012

Awesome taste. Very creamy and round flavor. This absinthe has a low wormwood level. Very refreshing.

By particularly pleased!

Added on the : 12/08/2012

Very nice crystal clear in color. Louche can be quite amazing when poured slowly. Ending with a nice milky white, but not to thick. Aroma is amazing.l!! The taste and mouthfeel...even better. I detect notes of honey. Very pleasing. And also possibly cinnamon.
Great buy. My #1. will always have a bottle in stock in my home!

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