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Un Emile Blanche Un Emile Blanche

Un Emile Blanche

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0.7 liter
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot

The first version of the Un Emile Blanche. The recipe have been tweaked and improved since this but it was one of the first high quality blanches on the market after the ban.

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Un Emile Blanche 2011-12-07 16:43:28 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 07, 2011

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First off it's one of the first absinthes in the style of a Suisse La Bleue to be made comercially available. By using this plain type of bottle, with a regular screw on cap, it gives the feeling it comes right of the clandestine stills in the Swiss mountains.

When removing the cap it strikes me that this is actually not like the ordinary Un Emile 68. It has a more distinct spirit kind of smell, and the anise and wormwood are more apparent. Yet, it's smooth and not to much of anything. This is ofcourse not that strange, since the thing that differs the two, are the last coloring step that is made to the other Un Emiles. In that step, not only color from the herbs are added, but ofcourse also taste, which adds to the complexity of those.

Tasting it neat surely gives a burn, but it's in no way the alcohol alone. The wormwood is very detectable and the anise comes slightly afterwards. Adding sugar to it smoothens the taste and I love it. It gives a nice white louche when adding water. I had maybe expected it to be a bit thicker, but it's just nice.

I highly recommend this one and this far it's at the top along with the White Fairy - among the Blanches.
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