Absinthe La Clandestine - 70cl

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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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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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By C Woods

Added on the : 27/06/2018 English

A superb Bleue style absinthe, from the original Absinthe producing region of Switzerland. I had tried this variety before; served in the traditional way; so upon drinking again, it was very pleasant to be reminded of the smoothness and palate cleansing refreshment of La Clandestine.
Offered at a great price, and the service from Stefanie was second to none. I’ll be back for another order very soon. Cheers!

By Green star

Added on the : 03/03/2018 English

I was very lucky to have found this lovely Bleue absinthe. It's got to be one of the best absinthes available at the price. It's got a beautiful fast louche and is fine without any sugar. The anise wasn't too overwhelming but is there, and the complexity of this absinthe is what impressed me most. I think it's time to order another bottle from LA Clandestine distillery in the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland and the birthplace of absinthe distillation process. You can not go wrong with this one, buy a bottle or two and you can thank me later!

By Geppo

Added on the : 22/12/2017 English

A complex absinthe, not suggested for beginners. Anyway really good, the anise flavour is not too strong and quite well balanced with Artemisia, ending in an enjoyable taste. If you smell it pure it has a strange and complex bouquet, unexpected. In mouth it does not result much alcoholic and has a particular taste, all of its own. For what concerns the louching process I simply love it. Seeing a transparent liquid becoming completely milky white it's at the same time magical andnuvole sort of alchemic. The louche comes in a cloudy way developing from the bottom of the glassking. It forms quite quickly. I personally prefer to add one cube of sugar but the bitterness is really mild maybe also because of the low alcohol content, so it's still enjoyable without sugar.
A piece of story in the absinthe sector, love it. Absolutely suggested to someone who wants to go a little deeper into absinthe.
5 out of 5. In any case buying from absinthes.com is always a deal.

By Dee Kay

Added on the : 21/12/2017 English

Five stars. Pretty blue color. Have not tried it yet.

By alex

Added on the : 15/11/2017 English

sehr feines aroma und herrliche flasche, ein wirklicher genuss

By Bruce

Added on the : 10/09/2017 English

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 English

add cold water changes colour to
cloudy white really good absinthe

By Leon

Added on the : 01/04/2017 English

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 English

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 English

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

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