Bäsk is a Swedish-style spiced liquor flavored with wormwood ("malört" in Swedish) or anise. Sweden is one of the few countries that has never banned absinthe or other wormwood-flavored liquors. Bäsk is an old alternative spelling of the word besk which means "bitter".

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Artemisia absinthium is used to make bäsk and other liquors
ManufacturerJeppson's Malört
Country of originSweden

In the United States, the Chicago-based brand Jeppson's Malört is one of the most well-known versions of the liquor.

Bäsk is said to be good for digestion, and therefore is traditionally associated with fatty foods.

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