AbsinthExplore Grön Opal - 50ml

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Rated 5/5 based on 52 customer reviews
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Grön Opal has an intense and fragrant wormwood aroma which comes from the wild-foraged grand-wormwood. Before bottling, the absinthe is rested at least three months in barrels.

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    50ml
  • Shipping Weight :
    150,00 g
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  • Alcohol Content :
    72% vol
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  • Responsible Food Company :
    Svensk Absint, Yxsta 323, 70591 Örebro, SE
  • Usage :
    Mix with water before drinking.
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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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52 review(s)      |      Average score :

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By Greg

Added on the : 15/04/2020 English

Just might be my new favorite absinthe. A bit less strong on the anise, but the balance of flavors is absolutely delicious and produces a beautiful, thick louche.

By Panda77

Added on the : 21/03/2020 English

Quelle découverte, quelle force, une absinthe incontournable, sans compromis... je le reconnais et de loin, c’est la meilleure absinthe que j’ai pu avoir la chance de découvrir. Une couleur verte intense magnifique qui n’a rien de comparable en terme de beauté et d’intensité de couleur et de saveur. Une odeur puissante et qui se démarque instantanément par la forte présence d’une grande absinthe extrêmement parfumée et aromatique (naturelle, climat, croissance pleine en terme de maturité). Le louche est fantastique d’autant plus contenu le faible goût anisé de cette absinthe qui montre la capacité d’absinthes faiblement anisées et fenouillees d’obtenir un louche consistant et superbe en densité et couleur.
Concernant le goût il est complexe, certes orienté nettement vers la grande et petites absinthes mais ne vous méprenez pas son équilibre est subtil, herbacée, fruitée...
Enfin son effet est intense ce qui n’en fait pas un nectar destiné à l’initiation des novices. Elle est tellement puissante que même, en la buvant après les meilleures absinthes françaises que je considère comme les meilleures (Jade), c’est comme si l’on buvait son premier verre d’absinthe en étant à jeun. Bref, je résume du grand art, du grand œuvre, un délice mais ce n’est pas une absinthe de tous les jours tellement elle est authentique et effective. Vous comprenez aisément un 5 étoiles, s’il y en avait 6, je les mettrais sans hésitation.

By Jay77

Added on the : 13/03/2020 English

Quelle découverte, quelle force, une absinthe incontournable, sans compromis... je le reconnais et de loin, c’est la meilleure absinthe que j’ai pu avoir la chance de découvrir. Une couleur verte intense magnifique qui n’a rien de comparable en terme de beauté et d’intensité de couleur et de saveur. Une odeur puissante et qui se démarque instantanément par la forte présence d’une grande absinthe extrêmement parfumée et aromatique (naturelle, climat, croissance pleine en terme de maturité). Le louche est fantastique d’autant plus contenu le faible goût anisé de cette absinthe qui montre la capacité d’absinthes faiblement anisées et fenouillees d’obtenir un louche consistant et superbe en densité et couleur.
Concernant le goût il est complexe, certes orienté nettement vers la grande et petites absinthes mais ne vous méprenez pas son équilibre est subtil, herbacée, fruitée...
Enfin son effet est intense ce qui n’en fait pas un nectar destiné à l’initiation des novices. Elle est tellement puissante que même, en la buvant après les meilleures absinthes françaises que je considère comme les meilleures (Jade), c’est comme si l’on buvait son premier verre d’absinthe en étant à jeun. Bref, je résume du grand art, du grand œuvre, un délice mais ce n’est pas une absinthe de tous les jours tellement elle est authentique et effective. Vous comprenez aisément un 5 étoiles, s’il y en avait 6, je les mettrais sans hésitation.

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.

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