AbsinthExplore La Clandestine - 50ml

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 78 customer reviews
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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!

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    150,00 g
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  • Alcohol Content :
    53% vol
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  • Description :
    Bitter Spirit
  • Responsible Food Company :
    RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
  • Usage :
    Mix with water before drinking.
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  • City / Region :
    Couvet / Val-de-Travers
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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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78 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By Jon

Added on the : 29/04/2020 English

First clear absinthe and now our go to bottle. Easy drinking and refreshing.

By Jeff

Added on the : 29/04/2020 English

Perhaps my favorite sipping absinthe. Well-balanced and smooth, it works well neat, in a simple louche, or as a part of a spirit-forward cocktail like an Obituary.

By dark horse

Added on the : 16/01/2020 English

this is a good quality absinthe however be warned this is a rather small sample bottle .

By Haley Ripper

Added on the : 14/12/2019 English

This absinthe is as good as it gets imo. Everything is right from the moment you pour to the last sip. Highly recommended

By Arnold the Terrible

Added on the : 09/12/2019 English

Mellow and contemplative. La Clandestine conveys complexity in a gentle and refreshing manner, tastes like silk on water.

Louche is very easy on the eyes, the milky colour makes elevates the experience like drinking aether directly from a neoclassical water fountain.

Personally, 1:3 without sugar is it. But to each their own.

Better together with Monteverdi or Gluck.

By Jimbob

Added on the : 27/11/2019 English

Always delicious!! Enjoyed immensely!! Great absinthe

By DAx

Added on the : 10/04/2019 English

Someone else said this is not an absinthe for beginners and I disagree. Very easy to dilute to the correct taste. A 1:3 dilution will give more wormwood, but not so much that it scares away a first time drinker, and a 1:5 will give much more anise and a calm/soothing experience. Right in the middle is a nice happy place for everyone. Like other Swiss absinthe the wormwood is not quite as heavy and this is a very refreshing drink. I would highly recommend this to anyone new to absinthe to find and choose the tastes they prefer.

By Andrea I. B.

Added on the : 06/08/2018 English

I don't try (drunk) at the moment but I think that is the best and is for this reason that I don t give the maximum, your s service order is excellent as time of delivery and answer of the customer that as me are worry about the package of the bottle

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!

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