Absinthe Grön Opal - 50cl

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The Grön Opal absinthe (Swedish for Green Opal) is made according to a French recipe from the 19th century.

For several years, the two distillers from Svensk Absint have worked on making the perfect recipe and finding the ideal sources of herbs. We are delighted to offer you the Grön Opal and the Vit Opal, exclusively on Absinthes.com

The Grön Opal is characterised by its intense and fruity Swedish wormwood.

The secret of this absinthe's complex and delicious taste is due to the distillers' choice to take the highest quality herbs, without compromising:

It means going out in the countryside looking for wild-growing grand wormwood.

It means taking the time to grow lemon-balm, hyssop and roman wormwood in their own garden.

It means meticulously finding the finest sources of plants that grow in hotter climates, like anise and fennel.

Before bottling, the absinthe is rested at least three months in barrels, so that its flavour smooths out. As most of the work requires intense manual effort, and a lot of time, only small batches of this absinthe are produced.

Discover the tasting notes of absinthe expert Marc Thuillier over on our blog.




In its tasting notes, Markus Hartsmar, from Absinthe.se, has high praise for Grön Opal too:

Aroma: subtle notes of green anise and melissa.
Louche: develops slowly and steadily, very thick and creamy.
Taste: pleasant mouth feel, perfect harmony between wormwood, anise and fennel.



The two distillers, Mikael Norell and Tomas Runnquist
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The Svensk Absinth 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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By Poe Hoe

Added on the : 17/08/2018 English

Hands down my favorite absinthe. Very aromatic, extremely tasty, and a wonderful louche.

By PeterWheetStraw

Added on the : 25/07/2018 English

Absolutely delicious and enjoyable absinthe. A subtle & aromatic libation that sets a new standard.

By Anonymous

Added on the : 10/06/2018 English

This is absolutely lovely, a strong competitor for Esprit Edouard for those seeking a bold-flavoured traditional absinthe. Rich and delicious.

By Claire

Added on the : 30/05/2018 English

Amazing. The taste is sublime and powerful, really happy I ordered this after reading the other reviews. I love mixing my absinthe with prosecco or champagne, this did not disappoint at all!

By scandiminis

Added on the : 01/03/2018 English

As with the other mini, same goes gor this one. Very satisfied with my purchase.

By James

Added on the : 09/02/2018 English

This is the benchmark for the new generation of authentic, high quality absinthes. Period.
Powerful, an herbal explosion if you will, dominated by an amazing, very intense wormwood (and a generous amount of pontica, too) and in the same way perfectly balanced, with nothing out of proportion – this is the perfect absinthe. I don’t claim to know much about the art of distillation, but enough to comprehend, that this is a feat that can be achieved only by a true artisan. Among all the many great absinthes I have tasted over the last ten or so years, this is decidedly my number one verte. It is fresh, floral, powerful, seducing in every aspect, and its irresistible taste lingers on your palate forever. I simply cannot recommend it enough…
Grön Opal reminds you of what it’s like to fall in love. Need I say more?

By markom

Added on the : 27/12/2017 English

Truly delicious and enjoyable absinthe. An absolute beauty.

By Shanty Doc

Added on the : 11/12/2017 English

This quickly became one of my all time favourite vertes. Fantastic taste. Has a very wild herb tone to it with what is almost like a cake or oatmeal note in there. Very delicious. I plan on getting more of this and the vit opal real soon .

By Todd

Added on the : 25/09/2017 English

I have heard a great deal of my Facebook friends talk about this one. After picking it up I can see why. A must try!

By Great Absinthe

Added on the : 13/09/2017 English

Your Absinthe is excellent. I'm totally pleased with your product....Thank You

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