Jeppson's Malort, a distilled beverage, is a brand of bask brannvin produced by the Carl Jeppson Company of Chicago. Jeppson's Malort is named after Carl Jeppson, the Swedish immigrant who first popularized and sold the liquor in Chicago. Malort is the Swedish word for wormwood, which is the key ingredient in a bask brannvin.
Malort is known for its bitter taste, which some people do not enjoy. It can be found in some Chicago-area taverns and liquor stores, and is growing in popularity there, but it is seldom seen elsewhere in the country.
The Carl Jeppson Company is currently owned by Patricia Gabelick, who took over the business after the 1999 death of long-time owner George Brode. Brode had purchased the original recipe from Carl Jeppson in the 1930s and created the famous Jeppson's Malort testimonial that once appeared on every bottle. Jeppson's Malort is available in some Chicago area taverns. It was made in Chicago until the mid-70's, when the distillery that produced it for the Carl Jeppson Company closed down. Jeppson's Malort is currently made in Florida.