Absinthe Grön Opal - 50cl

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Another excellent Verte from Sweden, made with wild-foraged grand wormwood.    Read the whole description

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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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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 McJakeK

Added on the : 05/08/2017

Smells good and tastes even better. Also price is quite decent for product this tasty. Definetly recommended!

By R

Added on the : 20/04/2017

Quite good - very strong herbal flavor. Louche is quick and thick.

By vick

Added on the : 06/04/2017

other than taking a while it was what I expected. I thought that it was illegal in the US, but it isn't. I would like to know the amount of wormwood in the bottle.

By m

Added on the : 06/04/2017

excellent - well worth trying if you are looking to taste an absinthe that has a more complex character!

By John

Added on the : 19/03/2017

This is a quality absinthe. I would recommend it to
anyone who wants a quality Verte.

By Green fairy

Added on the : 15/03/2017

Wow. Just wow, amazing complexity in this absinthe. I love sitting on my balcony in the sun drinking this!

By AbsintheRox

Added on the : 17/02/2017

This is by far my favorite absinthe to date. I have tried 30 different brands, all due to ratings and recommendations. This outshines them all.

By One of the many

Added on the : 05/02/2017

I have drank several small batch potent green absentee. Most of the more potent being from Czechoslovakia namely Cami's ultra mazima , Tolul.ouse LAUTREE CHRISTMAS ADDITION THE DEVILS, LA GRAN FEE . But this Swedish absinthe is by far top of the list not only is the effect outstanding and only requireing one glass to feel the time put into selecting fresh herbs and the time in aging. but the taste is some would say complex. I say complete. Period a great drink for the people's and priced for the people's keep it up ...An american whom loves a great drink.

By Green fairy

Added on the : 05/02/2017

Loved it...the licorice note is amazing...and the green color when mixed with sugar and water makes you feel relaxed

By MerryDrunk

Added on the : 15/07/2016

I did find this absinthe pleasing. However, I cannot say I fully agree with other commentators. True, the fluid is a beautiful green. And the louche! Amazing! The aromas were quite nice also. But the taste, in my opinion, was missing something that I just couldn't put my finger on. There were plenty of subtle flavors all over and maybe that was the problem. I enjoy a drink with a robust flavor that gently fades to reveal all sorts of other flavors. I find this quality appealing in aged scotch, aged whiskey, aged wine, etc. You get the picture. I've tried many other absinthes (they don't have to be aged) and they all seem to follow this pattern of a full bodied flavor up front with many subtle flavors to follow. I guess that's just how I like it. This absinthe has many flavors, just none that really excited me. I would recommend this to anyone looking to experiment gently with new products. Maybe a "novice" might enjoy this as a step up. To the initiated, they might be disappointed.

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