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. 60% ABV
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.