AbsinthExplore Grön Opal - 50ml

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A Swedish absinthe produced by the Svensk Absint distillery.   Read the whole description

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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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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 James

Added on the : 09/02/2018

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

Truly delicious and enjoyable absinthe. An absolute beauty.

By Shanty Doc

Added on the : 11/12/2017

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

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

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

By alkem

Added on the : 07/09/2017

Very good absinthe, I'm fairly new to absinthe and this is my third bottle I've tried. The aroma is fantastic, very strong with anise as is the flavor, the louche is thick and shows quickly. So far I'd have to say this one will be a favorite.

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!

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