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Malort

Type

Bitters

Also known as

Malört

Description

Generic for bitter-sweet spirit produced at one time by several companies, now apparently only by one: Jeppson, formerly in Chicago, now in Florida. Malort is flavored by a European herb called the malort plant, a Swedish term meaning Artemisia Absinthium - or grand wormwood ina base of neutral spirits. Originally a product favored in Chicago's central and eastern European ethnic neighborhoods, it has been adopted enthusiastically by bikers and is a mainstay at biker bars.

Flavor

dill, bitter and wormwood

Availability

Limited availability. Produced and sold in United States. Known to be distributed in United States and around the world. Export and/or distribution unreliable. Rarely exported. Regional. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

Other aperitif bitters

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