Characterised by its final bitterness, this absinthe reveals a remarkable aromatic palette.
A “Bleue” full of complexity. Read the whole description
Claude-Alain Bugnon is the first Swiss distiller to have obtained a production licence in 2005.
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 that same year, he 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 this 95 year old abolition pleased everyone.
- At first, savour Capricieuse without any sugar. Then according to your taste, add some eventually.
- For one measure of absinthe (3cl), add 2 to 5 measure 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 RobbieAdded on the : 17/10/2014
I purchased a small bottle of this to try and well i should have just bought a large bottle. I love his Angelique and when I tried this I have to say I liked it even more! He just knows how to get complex and full bodied flavors spot on. The aromas are just something else. My partner isn't a big fan of Absinthe but she even said it smelt nice. The lingering aftertaste made me dive strait back in it was gone from my glass before I knew it, it was that tasty. I have the butterfly to try next, will be interesting how that stands up. Cheers.
By Jean LafitteAdded on the : 16/01/2014
I cannot say enough good about Capricieusce. I even prefer it to its "little sister" La Clandestine which is excellent as well.
It has a great bitter, lingering bite I enjoy. The wormwood and other herbs are very pronounced. Its sophistication arrives slowly and leaves slowly. Highly recommended.
By Thomas BostonAdded on the : 11/08/2013
This is Clandestine Recette Charlotte (the blue bottle) concentrated. You can choose to pour less and make a strong drink with a slow drip in order to "tune" the experience. If you compare the price with the blue Clandestine, you will realise that you actually get a lot af absinthe for the 5 euros extra. Due to this Quality/price-ration I give the highest recommendation. We hope this will be imported to Denmark. The bitterness mentioned in the description is in no way overwhelming.
By Great StuffAdded on the : 12/12/2012
New to the infamous drink, this was the second Blanche I have tried. First being the La Clandestine. Lets say this. La Capricieuse blows it to pieces. This is not to say that Clandestine is not a good Blanche. But this one is everything Clandestine is, but better. The higher alcohol content brings out the robust flavor notes found in this amazing blend. I was surprised to find out it is not a top seller, actually its not even close.
Blanches are not my everyday absinthe. I would like to explore many more Verte before traveling back to this emerald bottle. I find that Verte are just more interesting. But make no mistake about it ladies and gents, Capricieuse will knock your socks off and automatically go to a high ranking place on your list.
By Kurt KAdded on the : 20/09/2012
Quite simply, this is my favorite Swiss Bleue. Lovely to enjoy outside on a summer evening. Very well made.
By New AbsintheurAdded on the : 24/11/2011
I just tried some today: indeed is Capricieuse...
There is a good combination of aromas within a strong character and complexity; it shares some characteristics from La Clandestine but in a different fashion.
A little too much alcohol for me, but an excellent choice to enjoy absinthe.
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