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!

Read Marc Tuillier's tasting notes at our blog.



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  • Absinthes.com's note:

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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31 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By alex

Added on the : 15/11/2017

sehr feines aroma und herrliche flasche, ein wirklicher genuss

By Bruce

Added on the : 10/09/2017

Favorite bleu I've had the experience of tasting. Sweet with a nice taste. 4 to 1 with a sugar cube

By really grateful one of the best

Added on the : 02/09/2017

add cold water changes colour to
cloudy white really good absinthe

By Leon

Added on the : 01/04/2017

First absinthe I've tried, and I loved it. I love everything about it, from the bottle design to the after taste. Will most likely buy again.

By A.A

Added on the : 14/03/2017

My first bottle of absinthe - definitely worth it. Tastes great, feels great. I recommend this to anyone interested in the drink

By Scott C.

Added on the : 28/02/2017

Balanced, with a pleasant and not terribly aggressive wormwood bitterness. Drinks well unsweetened.

By SethP

Added on the : 30/11/2016

Top of the range! An outstanding blanche (in my opinion) competing* with Vit Opal... and maybe Blanche Neige.

By Doktorn

Added on the : 15/11/2016

My favorite blanche as of yet, even though I haven't tried many. Great taste (both with and without sugar) and beautiful louche.

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.

CONCLUSION:
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.

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