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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  • Capacity :
    50cl
  • Shipping Weight :
    1,2 kg
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  • Alcohol Content :
    72% vol
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  • Description :
    Bitter Spirit
  • Responsible Food Company :
    Svensk Absint, Yxsta 323, 70591 Örebro, SE
  • Usage :
    Mix with water before drinking.
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  • Product Type :
    Absinthe

Svensk Absint, Sweden

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 Petme

Added on the : 21/08/2019 English

Nice in all aspects. Very good delivery information

By By far my favorite!

Added on the : 16/07/2019 English

I have tried many. None compare to Gron Opal. I have yet to find ONE I prefer over it.

By Billlee2330

Added on the : 10/07/2019 English

A complex taste, great louche, nice fruity notes and great wormwood flavor as well as many other herbs. Fantastic!

By Jenki

Added on the : 04/07/2019 English

Beautiful louche giving a deep green colour. Herby nose full mouth flavour and numbing on the tongue. Exceptional and highly recommended

By Michael

Added on the : 14/06/2019 English

I truly enjoy this absinthe. It has the right level of bitter, creates a nice louche and a pleasant finish. It's interesting and enjoyable with s nice mount of anise flavor

By Tast-e-crazee

Added on the : 08/05/2019 English

Well balanced & delicious...Complex, robust, and a nice thick louche...Highly recommended :)

By Adrien Rocco Nicola

Added on the : 04/05/2019 English

Overall: without a doubt a top-class verte absinthe, achieved thanks to the passion and knowhow of 2 Swedish guys, taking the time to source wild Swedish wormwood, and grow themselves top quality herbs, including some very specific to Sweden/Scandinavia.

Details-

Appearance: what a beautiful and vibrant emerald green! In terms of visible texture, it’s like olive oil.

Louche: doesn’t start immediately... but when it starts, it’s so sudden and thick, building up steadily in nice layers. Complete at 1:1. But can take a lot of water. Definitely one of the thickest I’ve seen, and with the most beautiful clear and distinct green layer at the top when louching. At the end of the louche, a beautiful milky green colour remains, inviting us to take the first sip.

Aroma: neat, a nice freshness... and immediately the wormwood! Wow! The wild Swedish wormwood aroma. Superb! Quickly followed by sweet anis and fennel. Similar aromas once louched, with some extra herbal aromas, as well as peppery/citrusy notes. A great deepness and complexity.

Flavour/Mouthfeel: oh wow! What a powerful one! First, some citrus notes (lemon balm), but immediately comes an incredible bite from the wild Swedish wormwood. Both fresh and deep. And numbing. Immediately. But also, a great balance with the other herbs used. A touch of delicate but complex sweetness, between fresh orange and orange peels. Some citruses are back. And black pepper.

Finish: the wormwood, the sweetness and the spices, come back all again and again by waves. One after the other... and then altogether... and then again. It never stops. There is some delicate liquorice or roots/dry herbs kind of flavours lingering nicely on the tongue.

By DAx

Added on the : 10/04/2019 English

I thought this was a very nicely balanced absinthe. I usually prefer more anise, but this had enough wormwood to make it interesting, but not overpowering. The herbs each seemed to take their turn on the palate quite nicely instead of fighting for the spotlight. Makes for a very pleasant tasting experience.

By Ben

Added on the : 18/12/2018 English

Christmass gift for my sun. Fast delivery. Same as last year.

By Martin

Added on the : 17/12/2018 English

A good benchmark for a fine verte. Would be a fine choice to introduce uninitiated friends.

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