Blanche Traditionelle Absinthe Brut d'alembic
81.5% abv Country of origin Switzerland
This Swiss absinthe blanche follows the historic 'Absinthe Suisse Blanche' recipe from the French Duplais distiller's manual of 1858 (which does not include a final coloring step), using a single, mixed-plant alambic charge. It is bottled undiluted as a full 81.5% alcohol (163 proof) distillate giving customers an opportunity to taste absinthe straight from the still.
Blanche Traditionelle presents extremely concentrated aromas from the variety of aromatic plants used including grand and petite wormwood, green anise, coriander, hyssop, génépi, camomile, fennel, veronica and angelica. It is remarkably intense in taste, yet retains the impression of sweetness with a slightly bitter, herbal finish. It should be served diluted with a minimum of 4 parts ice-water and sugar can be added if you prefer. Always keep in mind that it is twice as strong as virtually every other commercial spirit. Bottled in heavy white crockery.