La Clandestine absinthe has a complex aromatic palate and subtle bitterness.
An exceptional La Bleue absinthe! Read the whole description
- Claude-Alain Bugnon is the first Swiss distiller to have obtained a production licence in 2005.
- The name Charlotte on the label of La Clandestine is that of the woman who first created the recipe, in 1935.
Claude-Alain Bugnon distilled his first absinthe illegally in 2000.
The following year, having received a recipe from one of his friends, he decided to make a living from distilling.
In 2004, he applied for permission to produce absinthe, and at the end of the same year, shipped his first order to Germany.
A few months later, on the 1st of March 2005, the Federal Council decided to legalize absinthe in Switzerland. The end of the 95-year-old prohibition pleased everyone.
For more details, visit the La Clandestine website.
- At first, savour La Clandestine Wine Alcohol without any sugar. Then, according to your taste, try it slightly sugared.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measures of fresh water.
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.
By very gratefulAdded on the : 29/11/2016
One of the best 5 stars arrived really fast.
Just add cold water and it becomes cloudy.
By RogueAdded on the : 05/11/2015
It is absolutely lovely! I can defiantly appreciate the very suble sweetness of the grape from the wine alcohol beneath the absinthe.
By Taste4DarkAdded on the : 13/01/2014
I love La Clandestine absinthe. This one in particular (wine alcohol) I can't wait to open up years from now. I purchased three bottles, for now, to be stored and enjoyed when the time is right.
Thanks absinthes.com for a speedy delivery and secure packaging for these gems.
By DejvAdded on the : 28/03/2013
Beautiflully balanced La Bleue absinthe. This is one of the best absinthes I have drank.. Ever
By Eric In PensacolaAdded on the : 10/02/2011
A very well rounded taste. Starts off with a subtle anise flavor and ends very smoothly hint of sweet fennel. Drinking this absinthe, you won't need to use a sugar cube.
Overall one of the best absinthes, the alcool de vin allows this absinthe to be easy on the pallete and well recieved by even the most picky drinkers.
When you drinks this, close your eyes and let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds, let your senses pick up the other subtle aromas and flavours present in this absinthe.