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Duplais Verte was first introduced to the European market in July 2005 and has the distinction of being the first "verte" (green-colored) absinthe to be released in Switzerland since the 1910 ban was lifted in 2005. Duplais' recipe is based directly on the highest quality absinthe "Suisse" protocols from the important 19th-century French distiller's manual, "Traité des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools" by P. Duplais, from whom it takes its name. Duplais uses both Pontarlier and Swiss wormwood, along with other botanicals which are grown on a Swiss plantation reserved exclusively for the finest pharmaceutical-grade herbs. The distillate is reduced to final strength using spring water from the Alps. The Blanche expression is clear in color, and is the only French-style clear Swiss absinthe available in the US market. 68% ABV
ABSINTHE OF THE YEAR - Swiss Liquor Board 2006
BEST IN CLASS, GOLD MEDAL - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2006
Unique, golden/green hue. Slow forming louche with the addition of ice-water that develops suddenly into a thick milky finish with rich, golden green highlights. Wormwood and fennel develop on the nose with hints of coriander spice lifting above the meld of herbs. Full textured, rich, creamy mouth-feel with refreshing taste, substantial and complex aromas with marked fennel, coriander and wormwood notes.