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Absinthe Vit Opal 56% - 50cl

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The Vit Opal Absinthe (White Opal) is made by the Swedish distillery Svensk Absint and is the first white absinthe to come out of Sweden.

The distillers place incredible importance on using only the finest plants available to them. In many cases they decided they could do better than using commercial herb sources, and so either forage wild herbs, or grow them themselves in the distillery's herb garden. Along with the plants that are also used to make Grön Opal, Vit Opal contains some additional plants. The exact recipe naturally remains a closely guarded secret.

This absinthe is characterised by the use of grand-wormwood, which is foraged in specific areas of Sweden where it can be found growing wild. The wormwood plants are harvested sustainably, ensuring there is enough left for future years. The amount of absinthe bottles the distillers can produce depends on the amount of wormwood they harvest during the summer.

A creamy and full-bodied taste sets Vit Opal apart from other blanche absinthes, although it does have a slight Swiss La Bleue-ish aspect to it, along with a hint of camomile and a slight touch of lemon grass. Definitely one of the best Blanche absinthes on the market!

Discover the tasting notes by absinthe expert Marc Thuillier at our blog.



An excerpt from Markus Hartsmar's tasting note on Absinthe.se:

Aroma: strong notes of fruits and plants (wormwood, fennel and anise).
Louche: starts at once, beautiful and strong, very thick, milky white.
Taste: creamy, well-balanced.


The Vit Opal, together with the Grön Opal are available exclusively from Absinthes.com. We are delighted to offer you this unique Blanche!


The two distillers, Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist


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  • Distillery or Brand : Svensk Absint
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: Sweden
  • Responsible Food Company: Svensk Absint, Yxsta 323, 70591 Örebro, SE
  • Net Quantity: 50cl
  • Alcohol Content: 56% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.10 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.15 kg

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Distillery or Brand: Svensk Absint
Region: Andere
Product Type: Absinthe
Brand: Svensk Absint
Base Alcohol: Neutral spirit
Description: Spirit
Absinthe Colour: Clear
Country of Origin: Sweden
Production Method: Distillation
Authentic?: Yes
Responsible Food Company: Svensk Absint, Yxsta 323, 70591 Örebro, SE
Net Quantity: 50cl
Alcohol Content: 56% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (10)

4 May 2019

Overall: This is an extremely well-made Blanche. A very solid recipe that makes it at the level of the best out there, but with its own strong personality and uniqueness: an undeniable and very welcome Swedish touch.

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Appearance: perfectly clear. A visible texture quite thick, almost like rich simple syrup.
Louche: builds up quickly. Fully louched at just a bit more than 1:1 with water. Very thick! Stays quite thick even with signification dilution (1:4 / 1:5). I love to see those clay-like traces inside the glass when moving around the liquid...

Aroma: neat, it’s already extremely fragment: with strong minty notes, but also the holy trinity well present. Also, something else. Something different: between white flowers and dry hay or grass, or maybe chamomile? Louched, the mintiness is definitely at the front, still well embedded among other fresh aromas, the trinity, and again, this little something different. Very complex, a lot is going on...

Flavor/Mouthfeel: so smooth, so well balanced, so complex... First, delicate bite from the wormwood. Then, some sweetness (probably from the anis): expressing itself in tonka beans (or marzipan) type of flavours, but not at all overpowering. And also spiciness and citruses, like peppermint, lemon balm and maybe a touch of ginger.

Finish: the spiciness lingers... and is followed by some flowery or dried herbs/chamomile-type of flavours. This little something unique has been with us all along. This is the effect of using several typically Nordic plants.

25 Jul 2018

Both the Absinthes are just beautiful - the full bodied different tastes. White Opal a little bit more summery in my opinion. Been a hit with all my friends too. Oh and the GIN - don’t forget the amazing Kilsbergen gin.

2 Jun 2018

Heute möchte den Absinthe Vit Opal und den Absinthe Grön Opal bewerten. Ich teste beide parallel um einen möglichst guten Vergleich zu haben.
Beide Absinthes werden in Schweden hergestellt. Beide Flaschen sind bis auf die Farbe identisch hübsch. Etikett ist nett gestaltet und kein Einheitsbrei.

Der Vit Opal, ein Blanche, riecht pur wenig scharf, sehr blumig, fruchtig und frisch. Einen Hauch Zitrone mag ich zu vernehmen. Sehr angenehm insgesamt.
Pur schmeckt der Vit schärfer als erwartet, wird recht bitter zu Beginn, im Mittelteil überwiegt ein Kribbeln auf der Zunge um im Abgang wieder bitterer zu werden. Insgesamt aber wenig bitter und gerade noch pur zu genießen. Er schmeckt frisch, es bleibt ein angenehmes, sommerliches Bouquet im Mund zurück.

Der Louche vom Vit ist wie erwartet sehr sehr schnell, liegt am geringen Alkoholgehalt. Das Spektakel ist kurz, das Ergebnis sehr hübsch und sehr sehr dicht. Sieht aus wie Milch. Ich habe etwas weniger Wasser als gewöhnlich. Ca. 1:3, das reicht. Er riecht verdünnt jetzt sehr leicht, weniger komplex as unverdünnt. Bleibt aber insgesamt frisch blumig, angenehm.
Geschmacklich wird er jetzt etwas muchiger, weniger frisch als erwartet. Komisch dieser Wandel, passt doch so gar nicht zum anfänglichen Eindruck. Er ist süßer, vermutlich vom Fenchel. Wenig bitter, aber doch recht langweilig und pfad, langweilig. Pur war er da fast besser.
Ich vergebe 3 Sterne für das Gesamtwerk. Betrachte ich nur die übliche trinkweise (ohne den pur super Geruch und Geschmack), sind es nur 2. Ja, er eignet sich fast besser als „Kurzer“.

Beide Absinthe werden keinen Dauerplatz bei mir sichern, den Grön Opal würde ich aber ggf. noch einmal bestellen, ich habe nur eine Probe im Rahmen einer Monatsaktion erhalten. Der Vit Opal trifft meinen Geschmack _pur_ sehr wohl, verdünnt – wie man Absinthe halt trinkt – leider nicht. Den Vit würde ich weniger weiter empfehlen. Den Grön Opal hingegen schon. Hier schmeckt man wie „rund“ ein Absinthe mit sicher viel viel Mühe werden kann. Persönlich nicht mein Highlight, muss ich dem Grön Opal aber seine Klasse anerkennen.

Beste Grüße aus Viernheim, Johannes B.

9 Feb 2018

Well, what can I say – Vit Opal nearly knocked me off my chair... This is such a wonderful blanche, made with skill and care, complex yet easy to appreciate regardless of your earlier experience with absinthe.
It louches with a thick, milky white with shining opalescent hues. Mouthfeel is just where you want an absinthe to be, and the flavour is smooth, round and above all very balanced. Anise and fennel support the powerful wormwood in a warm and friendly way, and there are certainly plenty of other (typically Swedish, I guess?) herbs in here that I cannot put my finger on… Dilute it 1:5 or higher, where this absinthe really opens up, and you will see what I’m talking about.
Vit Opal differs from all the traditional “la bleue” I have tasted, which I think is just refreshing.
Conclusion: Buy it!

21 Jan 2018

Lighter than the grön opal, but when you inhale and then taste it, it's still as if you're standing in the meadow.

12 Jul 2017

Einer der besten Abinths die ich getrunken habe....hat einen hohen Wiedererkennungswert und kann diesen nur empfehlen!

27 Jul 2016

This may be the ideal Blanche for those who mostly love the Vertes or enjoy cocktails. The louche is beautiful, showing bluish reflexes while staying opalescent and not too thick, with a clear top layer, stil thick even above 1:5. The aroma is subtle and complex and deep rather then intense. All the flavours peculiar to the Grön Opal are here too, the Vit being less herbaceous and having even stronger notes of ginger and cola. Think of a pond surrounded by wild grass in summer day. The sweetness of green anise is present but not as strong or even intrusive as in some Bleue. The lovely bitterness of wormwood is surrounded by other spicy notes. Because of its balance it is difficult to tear apart the main components, and the general feeling is that of freshly cut wild grass. The finish is fresh and slightly bitter, and it stays forever both in the nose and tongue.
While I drink almost exclusively the vertes, I was drawn to the Vit because of the very good experience I had with Grön and because of its lower alcohol content. The Vit is likely to be the only blanche I am going to buy again and again (I bought three bottles so far). It is less strong (or even less heavy) than the Grön, while retaining its complex palette of tastes and aromas. My favourite dilution is 1:5 or even higher, with no sugar. I found it is also perfect in cocktails like Suissesse (with egg white and orgeat) or mixed with elderflower or rose syrup, as its flavours remain always evident.

1 Feb 2016

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil…" for I hold a full bottle of Svensk Absinth Distillery's - Absinthe Vit Opal!

Ready yourself for battle against the forces of darkness with one of the FINEST elixirs on EARTH. Or simply enjoy it leisurely on a pleasant occasion. It tempers the resolve, It revitalizes the constitution, it makes a warm feeling in the tummy. Dashes of Alpine garden and heaps of dedicated & loving craftsmanship make this my favorite Swedish blanche.

Recommendation: MANDATORY

23 Jan 2016

Got a possibility to enjoy this high quality blanche first time in 2014. The first bottle didn't last very long...

So, it's great to find it now outside Sweden. In my opinion it's simply one of the best blanches available. Everything is very well balanced, which I consider as a mark of a great absinthe. Aftertaste is very pleasant and stays in the mouth for a long time. For me it's perfect without sugar and I think it doesn't need any. Also it as a fine thick louche with blueish tint which is lovely to watch. Highly recommended.

20 Dec 2015

Being Swedish I've bought also this one here at home. Vit Opal is absolutely the best blanche I've had so far though. But I do have to try some more brands before being able to rank it as no 1 (generally speaking).

In my opinion I think it is pretty comparable with Blanche Neige. (?)


- Having rated both the green and the white Opal now I feel a bit like a fan-boy. ;-)

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The Svensk Absint Distillery is a small distillery in Örebrom, Sweden. It was founded by Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist in 2009.

After several years of hard work and many distillation tests, the two friends put their first two absinthes on the market: the Vit Opal and the Grön Opal. The Vit Opal (White Opal) is the first Blanche absinthe ever produced in Sweden. Every step in the production is done by hand: from the growing and harvesting of the best plants to the bottling and the labelling.

The Svensk Absinthe Distillery focuses on small batches made with high quality selected ingredients, that both friends harvest by hand. Almost all plants come from the distillery's herb garden: roman wormwood (Artemisia pontica), melissa, hyssop and many other ingredients, carefully picked by hand. This allows a better control of the plants' quality. The high quality is particularly important to Mikael and Tomas, which explains why they spend the largest part of their time in the herb garden.

The grand-wormwood, one of absinthe's most important ingredients, is not cultivated, but rather foraged from the wild. It is only found in certain locations in Sweden. The amount of absinthe they can produce depends on how much wormwood they harvest in August. After the harvest, the absinthe is brought back home and hung up for drying in the distillery's attic for one year. The aroma of these two absinthes is particularly intense and fragrant. The distiller himself says that this wormwood is of much better quality than any cultivated ones.

The distillation takes place in a 125l still, filled only to 90l. After the distillation, the absinthe is stocked in barrels for at least three months before being bottled, to ensure a rounded flavour.

Ecological thinking is very important to Mikael and Tomas: they are careful to respect nature when growing their herbs and foraging their wormwood, and a large array of solar panels provides the distillery with power.

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