The absinthe BLANCHE
It is typically with a lower alcohol content than the green, White absinthe is the so-called “traditional” absinthe. It is colorless or transparent. Exactly as it comes out of the alembic after maceration and distillation. White absinthes are generally sweeter and less herbaceous than green ones. They often have a lower alcohol content. They are preferred by newbies or for the first approaches to the distillate
HOW ABSINTHE IS DISTILLED:
Absinthe is a brandy with a high alcohol content obtained from the maceration and distillation of plants, in particular those that gave it its name, wormwood and wormwood. Some recipes call for four plants, others more than twenty. An important element is green anise, absinthe is naturally colorless, but can be colored green, hence the nickname "green fairy". It is consumed diluted in water.
Absinthe is the distilled beverage with the highest alcohol content, generally between 48 and 77 degrees. Most absinthes are between 50 and 55 degrees.
Blanche, which means "white" in French, can also be referred to as la bleue in Switzerland.
These are clear absinthes bottled directly after distillation. Colored absinthes go through a secondary stage of maceration which gives them their colour. An absinthe Blanche does not go through this stage, hence its clarity.
This style of absinthe comes from the time when the production of absinthe was banned. Swiss smugglers kept their absinthe clear to pass it off as a different brandy.
While this style of absinthe is less popular in most of the world today, it is considered the traditional way of making absinthe in Switzerland.
Did you know ? Before Prohibition, Absinthe was usually green. It was to deceive the authorities that the illegal immigrants of La Bleue made it colorless. He then became imperceptible to the naked eye of the authorities, resembling all other spirits.
Green absinthe is by far the most popular in the world today. It's what people expect when they seek out absinthe. For this reason, some companies artificially color Absinthe Blanche green. So they claim it is verte, declaring it false, because inside it lacks the characteristic herbaceous aromas that result from macerating whole herbs during the coloring process. So be wary of colored products!
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