Absinthe La Clandestine

Absinthe La Clandestine Tasting Notes by Marc Thuillier

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La Clandestine. This absinthe must be one of the most popular absinthe brands available. Is it due to it’s interesting blue bottle, it’s charming distiller who always likes to wear his blue coat and Shepherd’s hat while distilling absinthe? Is it because this distiller chose to distill absinthe even while it was illegal in Switzerland? Perhaps, it may just be its exquisite taste – let’s see what Absinthe Expert Marc Thuillier thinks!
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Fête de l’Absinthe 2016

There is almost nothing better for absinthe lovers than spending the whole weekend sharing different bottles of absinthe and talking with friends from all over the world about our favorite spirit.

If this sounds like it’s your cup of tea – or rather – absinthe, then you should definitely come to the Fête de l’Absinthe in Boveresse, Switzerland next year!

This little absinthe festival is held annually in the middle of June in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe.

There was no way our team was going to miss out on this year’s absinthe festival.

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I’ll tell you about what we’ve been up to every day of the weekend:

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The 15 most popular Absinthes of 2013

Since we keep regular records of our sales (of course!), I thought I should share our 15 top selling absinthes from 2013 with you. You probably bought at least one of them within the past 12 months, and have tried several. In any case, let the countdown begin!

15. Absinthe Berthe de Joux

Absinthe Berthe de Joux What makes this absinthe so interesting?The Berthe de Joux absinthe is carefully distilled in the centennials alembics at Emile Pernot, using a wine alcohol base because of its silky and fruity notes, green anise because of its gourmands and spicy notes, fennel because of its rich mouth feel, grande Pontarlier wormwood because of its aromatic puissance and its herbaceous notes from our mountains, and other natural herbs kept secretive. The result is at the same time spicy, herbaceous, fresh, peppery and extremely complex.

Learn more about Absinthe Berthe de Joux

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