Absinthe La Bleue Clandestine 1st Batch

SOLD: This "La Clandestine" Absinthe bottle is from 2004 and has an interesting story to tell. It is the very first Swiss Absinthe that was legally sold even before Absinthe got legalized in Switzerland in 2005.
Delivery Time: 2-3 days to USA
SKU: absinthe-clandestine

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€390.00
Incl. 19% Tax
excl. Shipping Cost
equals €557.14 per 1 Liter

Delivery Time: 2-3 days to USA

Description

This "La Clandestine" Absinthe bottle is from 2004 and has an interesting story to tell. It was made by the Swiss master distiller Claude Alain Bugnon. It is the very first batch of his Absinthe "La Clandestine", that is now legally sold throughout the world. Here is the story:

 

La Clandestine, the very first Swiss Absinthe after Absinthe prohibition:

As you might know, Absinthe got legalized in Switzerland in 2005. We at ALANDIA were aware of this upcoming change in legislation and wanted to be the very first offering genuine Swiss Absinthe after Absinthe prohibition. Back in the days many Absinthe distilleries were located in the valley Val-de-Travers. It was as well said, that even during the Absinthe ban, some locals produced bootleg Absinthe at their homes for personal consumption. This was the perfect setting, therefore, we made a trip to this beautiful valley. Our objective was to get in touch with a local distiller, who would produce the very first Swiss Absinthe for us. After arrival, we soon got in touch with Mr. Claude Alain Bugnon, a local distiller who was well known for his distillation skills. It didn't take long to convince him of our plan: Being the very first offering genuine Swiss Absinthe to the Absinthe community. But how could this happen, Absinthe was still illegal in Switzerland? Well, we found a legal loophole.. In 2004 Absinthe was still illegal in Switzerland, but it was legal to produce Absinthe for export only. This was our chance, we agreed to produce a limited edition run of 1001 genuine Swiss Absinthe and directly exported it to our warehouse in Germany. From Germany, these bottles then found their way to Absintheurs around the globe. The bottle we offer for sale, is from this batch. It has matured for more than 10 years in our cellar, this means the Absinthe will convince with a very smooth taste. But actually we recommend to keep this bottle unopened. There are not many unopened bottles left, this is a definite collectors item.

Mandatory Information

Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol: 53%
Content (l): 0.7
Color: Crystal-clear
Contains Colorings: No
Sales Denomination: Spirit
Food Business Operator: ALANDIA GmbH & Co KG, Bismarckstrasse 49, 50672 Köln
Tasting Notes: Smooth like milk and honey

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