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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Absinthe Grön Opal - 50cl

Sweden / 72%
(31 Reviews)

Another excellent Verte from Sweden, made with wild-foraged grand wormwood.

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 i ...

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Absinthe Vit Opal - 50cl

Sweden / 56%
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Vit Opal – the first blanche absinthe from Sweden, made with wild wormwood, and...

The Vit Opal Absinthe (White Opal) is made by the Swedish distillery Svensk Absint and is the first white absinthe to come out of Sweden. The distillers place incredible importance on using only the finest plants available to them. In many cases ...

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Two Swedish absinthes with an intense wormwood taste.

With this set you get both absinthes from the Svensk Absint distillery from Sweden.Grön Opal and Vit Opal are made with wild-foraged grand wormwood and they rested for at least three months in barrels before bottling.< ...

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AbsinthExplore Grön Opal - 50ml

Sweden / 72%
(31 Reviews)

A Swedish absinthe produced by the Svensk Absint distillery.

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.Discover the 50cl bottle here< ...

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AbsinthExplore Vit Opal - 50ml

Sweden / 56%
(9 Reviews)

The first clear absinthe made in Sweden.

Vit Opal is the little sister of Grön Opal. It is made with wild wormwood by the Svensk Absint distillery in Sweden.Read the complete product description of the 50cl bottle here.

 $190/Liter  $9.50
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Gin Kilsbergen - 70cl

Sweden / 42%
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A handcrafted London Dry Gin from Sweden, produced by the Svensk Absint distille...

The Svensk Absint distillery is already known for 2 popular absinthes: Grön Opal and Vit Opal. Now Mikael and Tomas produced their ...

 $81.50/Liter  $57
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