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Artemisia-Bugnon Distillery "La Clandestine" Absinthe Superieure (750ml)
Artemisia Bugnon Distillery La Clandestine Absinthe Superieure

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Product Code: S0638

Absinthe d'Or, Switzerland 2006
Medaille d'Or Forum Romand des Eaux-de-Vie, Switzerland 2006 - 2007
Distiswiss Gold Medal, Switzerland 2007
This highly praised la bleue is crafted by hand in Couvet, the 18th century Swiss birthplace of absinthe, and it has long been a favorite of international absinthe lovers. Created by renowned distiller Claude-Alain Bugnon and based on a 1935 recipe, the name reflects its "moonshine" heritage. Mr. Bugnon was one of many home distillers keeping the Val-de-Travers absinthe tradition alive in spite of the ban; La Clandestine started as a hobby in his cellar. Americans could sometimes acquire a rare smuggled bottle of "Clandestine La Bleue." Later, following legalization, he became the first underground distiller to receive an official production license.

A testament to mastery of his craft, La Clandestine's distiller has been awarded five consecutive Golden Spoon Awards at the Pontarlier Absinthiades. La Clandestine was also awarded a Gold Medal at Distiswiss, a competition for all Swiss spirits. Turning a beautiful milky white when water is added, La Clandestine marries the rich flavor of anise and fennel with the slight bitterness of wormwood. Several local botanicals add additional aromatics to this refreshing spirit. Its delicate complexity makes this absinthe ideal for enjoying both with chilled water and mixed in classic cocktails.

Product of Switzerland
Alcohol by Volume: 53%

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Absinthe April 10, 2012
Reviewer: Dilpreet Singh from DES MOINES, IA United States  
great absinthe, and has very good taste

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Good stuff May 22, 2011
Reviewer: D. Christian from Manchester, NH United States  
A great absinthe.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
my first blanche April 3, 2011
Reviewer: D.Ramos from Atwater, CA United States  
A taste light absinthe I agree with others that it has a warm creamy mouth feel but surprisingly to my palate an almost butter popcorn flavor. I recommend.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Very Nice! June 30, 2009
Reviewer: Mattm3 from Orchard Park,NYUnited States  
Creamy with a very nice herbal profile.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A good starter March 21, 2009
Reviewer: Akurei from walnut creek,CAUnited States  
I ordered this for my wife who was a new comer to absinthe.  It is a bit lighter than the rest, allowing it to be more subtle than the green versions.  

It is very tasty too.  Definitely worth the money.

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