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Fun Stuff => CHATTER => Topic started by: ALoveSupreme on 26 Jan 2011, 18:58

Title: MALÖRT
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 26 Jan 2011, 18:58
I thought about just posting in the "you, you better not be sober thread" but I feel like Malört deserves its own thread.

If you have not had this you are missing out.  I guess it's pretty localized to the Chicagoland/Chicago area, but if you have had it you will not be without an opinion.  This stuff rules!  Also, as a typically nerdy-type dude, I felt a bit of a rub when I read a press release:

"Most first-time drinkers of Jeppson Malort reject our liquor. Its strong, sharp taste is not for everyone. Our liquor is rugged and unrelenting (even brutal) to the palate. During almost 60 years of American distribution, we found only 1 out of 49 men will drink Jeppson Malort. During the lifetime of our founder, Carl Jeppson was apt to say, 'My Malort is produced for that unique group of drinkers who disdain light flavor or neutral spirits."

Here's a video my friend Shawn made of him offering first timers a shot of the beautiful drink that is Malört

http://vimeo.com/14169103
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: scarred on 26 Jan 2011, 19:38
one of my friends has a facebook photo album dedicated to being shitfaced on malort

it is wonderful

never drank it though
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: whom on 26 Jan 2011, 20:07
Is it just really strong, like burn your throat strong, or is it the taste that's harsh?
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 27 Jan 2011, 06:19
at first taste, it's sort of like if you took all the stuff from under your sink and made it taste slightly better.  After a while (or a couple of my friends who liked it from the first shot say this too) a lot of people say it tastes like grapefruit but a little stronger.   
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: Christophe on 27 Jan 2011, 09:03
Hopefully I will be moving to Chicago before the year is up, so I might have a chance to taste this insanity.

New Game: Bros Malörting Bros
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 27 Jan 2011, 11:18
I think at this point pretty much any dive-ish bar in chicago would have it, not sure about liquor stores (I am lucky enough to live outside chicago with a sweet corner liquor store on my street that carries it).  I've been to a couple stores in Chicago where the clerk just gives me a really strange look.

It's definitely a good way to sort of "play a trick" on a friend who doesn't know what it is:

"dude, lemme get you a shot!"

"sweet! ... ... aaugh, why!?!"
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Jan 2011, 11:59
I'm more curious about this than I really should be.
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: philharmonic on 25 Feb 2011, 14:07
Oops sorry guys. I thought this was going to be another one of those clever Walmart puns and rants. Now I'm slightly bemused.
Title: Re: MALÖRT
Post by: snalin on 26 Feb 2011, 03:33
Malört is Sweedish for the stuff they make absinthe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_absinthium) from. Just sayin'