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Absinthe La Clandestine - 70 cl

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La Clandestine absinthe has a complex aromatic palate and subtle bitterness. An exceptional La Bleue absinthe!   Read the whole description

Absinthe La Clandestine - 70 cl

La Clandestine absinthe has a complex aromatic palate and subtle bitterness. An exceptional La Bleue absinthe!
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  • Alcohol Content : 53°
  • Production Method : Distillation
  • Distillery : Artémisia-Bugnon
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note rueverte 9 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!

Nose : Complex blend of aromas (especially fennel, hyssop, anise and wormwood). Proof of the richness of the plants used.

Palate : Remarkably mellow and fresh. Aniseed attack developing rapidly into notes of fennel and wormwood.

Finish : Excellent length on the palate and pleasant bitterness.
- 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 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.
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  • 70 cl
  • 53°
  • Distillation
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  • Clear
  • Switzerland
  • Couvet / Val-de-Travers
  • Artémisia-Bugnon
  • Cork
  • Natural
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These are the last three comments made :
By elemile. Posted 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.

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.

By MerryDrunk. Posted 01/08/2014

Wow! This one is nice! It has many great flavors through and through. Creates a nice louche. I had never tried a "clear" absinthe before, but if they all have similar characteristics, count me in! I would definitely recommend this one to newbies and veterans. For those seeking rich flavor without having to dilute too much, this is for you. Because the alcohol is at 53% and not a typical 65-68%, you can drink this with a mere 2 parts water and 1 part absinthe and still not be overly concerned about the alcohol being too strong and you'll get such a rich flavor.

By Electrohead. Posted 18/02/2014

In a word: AMAZING! The taste is rich and yet delicate, suitable for drinking in every hour. The colour gives a sense of peace and the packaging is a true piece of art. The shipment was fast and safe and at a really fair price.