La Clandestine Absinthe - Approved for Sale in the U.S.




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La Clandestine Absinthe Supérieure

Available at fine spirits shops in the USA and at
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La Clandestine Absinthe Supérieure

La Clandestine is a Swiss absinthe first created by "moonshiner" Charlotte Vaucher in 1935 during the time that absinthe was banned in Switzerland and France. It is hand-crafted today by the celebrated Claude-Alain Bugnon (the first clandestine distiller to go legal) in 88 liter batches in Couvet, the small Swiss village where absinthe was born in the late 18th century, and uses many locally grown plants, including the famous Val-de-Travers grande wormwood. It has been described as being "fresh as an Alpine meadow." La Clandestine's distiller has been awarded five consecutive Golden Spoon Awards at the Pontarlier Absinthiades, the Absinthe "Oscars."
 
La Clandestine Absinthe Supérieure
Product of Switzerland
Style: Blanche
Alcohol: 53% (106 proof)

- Tasting Notes -

For the perfect serve, slowly add 3 parts iced water from a carafe or absinthe fountain. With La Clandestine, there is probably no need for a sugar cube. When iced water is added, it turns milky white with “thunderclouds” appearing and dancing in the glass and the aromas take on added complexity and fill the room. Its bouquet of flowers and herbs are delicate and masterfully balanced. La Clandestine is “almost uniquely versatile:” its elegant floral nature appeals both to those just starting their absinthe journey as well as to long-time absinthe connoisseurs. A perfect absinthe for the classic drip serve, it does not have the sometimes overpowering herbaceous notes of some vertes. This also makes it a perfect ingredient in classic cocktails such as Death in the Afternoon and in contemporary cocktails such as the Clandestino.