This infamously bitter liquor referred to as “the worst-tasting booze on the planet” is finally coming to Ohio

Jack McLaughlin

As a Chicago native, I (for better or for worse) know a thing or two about Jeppson’s Malört. The liquor, known widely as one of the most unpleasant drinks on the planet, has enjoyed several years of viral popularity. And soon, it appears, Malört is coming to Ohio.

According to a tweet posted yesterday by Jeppson’s Malört, the spirit will be available in the Buckeye State after securing a distribution deal. 

“It’s official! Jeppson’s Malört and CH Distillery are officially launching in Ohio. We are extremely excited for this partnership with Heidelberg Distributing,” the tweet reads.


No further details about when the booze will be available in Ohio were provided.

Malört, which is a type of Bask liquor, was created in 1930 by a Swedish immigrant in Chicago. In case you need any convincing of just how acquired of a taste it is, here’s a short chunk of text from the back of the bottle itself:

“Most first-time drinkers of Jeppson Malört 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 Malört.”

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