Duplais Swiss Absinthe Blanche (120 proof / 60% ABV) is made in the Matter-Luginbuhl Distillery located in the Bernese Seeland region of Switzerland. The region borders the canton of Neuchâtel, the birthplace of absinthe. The distillery dates back to 1920 where is was known for its brandy. It now produces arguably some of the best absinthes in Europe. The factory is run by 4th generation company owner Oliver Matter.
Duplais Swiss Absinthe Blanche's 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 - which is where Absinthe Duplais takes its name. Duplais Swiss Absinthe Verte uses grand wormwood and other botanicals, which are locally sourced and 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.
Neat: completely crystal clear with pewter reflections. Warm, yet complexly herbal nose with hints of mentholated wormwood, ground coriander and candied angelica root.
When louched with cold water, it produces a cloud-white opalescence in the glass, tinged with pewter. Full mouth-feel, silky, yet subdued, it tastes of a complex and heady blend of aromatic medicinal herbs with a lingering anis-bright sweetness that coats and caresses the tongue.