Absinthe Butterfly - 70cl

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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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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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By Anthony

Added on the : 22/08/2018 English

What a great absinthe,. Has a lovely unique green color. Louche is pretty good too. Has a lot of flavor and very smooth. More on the wormwood side then the anise which is a plus for me!

By Tad Fitch

Added on the : 03/02/2018 English

Very satisfied. Arrived safely overseas, and was very good quality, as described. Thank you!

By Daniel

Added on the : 25/11/2017 English

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.

By Taste4Dark

Added on the : 17/11/2017 English

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

By G2

Added on the : 22/09/2017 English

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

By Kalle

Added on the : 15/06/2017 English

A very nice absinthe from Claude-Alain Bugnon! Slightly better than Angelique verte. I'll definitely order more in the future.

By Mike

Added on the : 26/01/2017 English

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

By Rudi

Added on the : 17/11/2016 English

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

By Storandelli

Added on the : 02/11/2016 English

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

By Very nice but not profound

Added on the : 28/10/2016 English

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.

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