Duplais Blanche Absinthe (700ml)

$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 68%
Closure: Cork
The founder of the Matter-Luginbühl distillery, Ernst Luginbühl-Bögli originally raised cows in Kallnach, a small German-speaking Swiss town, located between Neuchatel and Bern. Because of his location, he had many commercial contacts in the Val-de-Travers, only 50 kilometers away. This region was not only known for watches and absinthe, but famous for cattle. The Luginbühl-Bögli family story says that at the end of the 1920's, when searching for ideas for products, Ernst traded a prime Simmental cow for an old local absinthe recipe. It was said to have turned up recently in a search of old business papers (in the midst of the recent Swiss absinthe legalization publicity).

Today, the distillery distills local farmer's excess fruits into low-yield eau-de-vies, complete with custom bottling and personal labels. They are now also responsible for distilling the limited run Brut d'alambic Absinthe Blanche still-proof series and International Wine and Spirit Competition gold medal winner Absinthe Duplais, the Absinthe Brevans, and Mansinthe, created for the rocker-absintheur, Marilyn Manson.

Other reviews... This is an absinthe-hater's absinthe. It starts clear and louches to pearly white, and has modest anise on the nose and the palate, both of which emerge further with ice water. Medium body and sharp alcohol bite.68% alc./vol.
84 points - www.wineenthusiast.com

This is a beautifully balanced blanche absinthe. Based on the 19th century recipes of P. Duplais, it is distilled using a base of grape wine alcohol presenting a fruity undertone. It is fresh and crisp with a milky white louche releasing a herbal bouquet of wormwood, fennel, anise and mint.  - www.absintheonline.com