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(WGNTV Chicago)   'The people behind Malört, the liquor Chicago loves to hate'   (wgntv.com) divider line
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2019-04-11 08:43:32 AM  
Eh, ive had worse.
 
2019-04-11 09:10:02 AM  
I forgot about Malort.
 
2019-04-11 09:53:28 AM  
I lived all my life and is a alchy, and I have never even heard about or seen it.
 
2019-04-11 10:06:03 AM  
i like malort. also like fernet and cynar.
 
2019-04-11 10:12:56 AM  
I tried Malort once, and that was enough.
 
2019-04-11 10:23:58 AM  
Malort sounds like an Old French curse/grunt a knight would make when the jousting lances connected w/ shields.
 
2019-04-11 11:01:08 AM  
drjekel_mrhyde: I lived here all my life and is a alchy, and I have never even heard about or seen it.

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2019-04-11 11:04:33 AM  
Sam Mechling, Cultural Ambassador and "Keeper of the Flame," Jeppson's Malört
"For me, if I was a sommelier for example, I would say that it tastes like a baby aspirin, wrapped in grapefruit peel, bound with rubber bands and soaked in well gin. It kinda tastes like a Werther's Original that's already been inside an old man's mouth."

Well, with a description like that who wouldn't want to try it?
 
2019-04-11 12:48:33 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: I lived here all my life and is a alchy, and I have never even heard about or seen it.

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A buddy from northern Indiana brought back some after a visit home last year.

It tastes like you took some wood, soaked it in grain alcohol, drank it, then pissed it out, a cat drank the piss and then you licked the cat's ass.
 
2019-04-11 01:08:40 PM  

GRCooper: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: I lived here all my life and is a alchy, and I have never even heard about or seen it.

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A buddy from northern Indiana brought back some after a visit home last year.

It tastes like you took some wood, soaked it in grain alcohol, drank it, then pissed it out, a cat drank the piss and then you licked the cat's ass.


No it tastes like if the dentist squirts too much novocaine into your mouth.

The last job I had had an office in Chicago and an office in St Louis. The Chicago office always had a bottle in the liquor cabinet and we try to get out-of-state visitors to try it. One of the St Louis people was visiting and brought a bottle back to St Louis. We're having a Skype party one time and the person took their bottle of malort and went to take a swig out of it.

Everybody in the Chicago office screamed NOOOOO as loud as possible and she did it anyways. It was funny, horrifying and disgusting all at once.
 
2019-04-11 01:14:55 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: I lived here all my life and is a alchy, and I have never even heard about or seen it.

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I heard of it once before and forgot about it until I read this.  At the time when I first heard about it I thought, "Is this a real thing?"  I have never actually seen it or tasted it.  The article says that it was sold in Swedish neighborhoods.  Maybe it is a neighborhood specific "thing."  But I have also lived in traditionally Swedish neighborhoods like Andersonville and Lake View.  Maybe the "thing" is just a brilliant marketing scheme.  Who knows?
 
2019-04-11 02:54:21 PM  
I actually like Malort, but I'm the only person I've ever met who does. I like really medicinal bitter liquors/liquers. Malort tastes absolutely horrible, but I still like it for some damn reason.

In Madison, it's usually bought as a joke shot to screw with someone who hasn't had it before. The aftertaste stays for a very long time.
 
2019-04-11 03:14:16 PM  
It's bad, the thing that makes it impressive is the unusually long linger of the terrible acrid aftertaste. The victim gives you a dirty look after trying it, that's normal for foul liquor, but unlike tequila or gin or whatever else the taste isn't fleeting, and it doesn't wash away with the shot of a chaser, it lingers long enough that the victim will gag and give you a second dirty look, worse than the first, upon realizing that not only did you convince them to try the foul stuff, but that's it's actually worse than they thought it was when they first tasted it a second ago.
 
2019-04-11 03:53:04 PM  
Malört is the swedish name for Artemisia absinthium, which gave name to Absinth.
It's also used in Cinzano wines, Vermouth, Fernet Branca, Martini Bianco  etc.
 
2019-04-11 03:55:59 PM  
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2019-04-11 06:27:00 PM  

semiautomagic: I tried Malort once, and that was enough.


Drank 3 shots of it at the Falcon Inn back home, and even a pitcher of beer couldn't get that taste out of my mouth. There's worse, though (Stack, Earthquake, Axe Head). Stack makes Merlot look like a wine cooler.
 
2019-04-11 06:27:45 PM  

kling_klang_bed: semiautomagic: I tried Malort once, and that was enough.

Drank 3 shots of it at the Falcon Inn back home, and even a pitcher of beer couldn't get that taste out of my mouth. There's worse, though (Stack, Earthquake, Axe Head). Stack makes Merlot look like a wine cooler.


*Malort
 
2019-04-11 09:59:03 PM  
 
2019-04-12 11:17:11 AM  

NINEv2: "It's like being picked on in the 5th grade!"


My favorite: "It tastes like a Gypsy curse!"
 
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