Aquavit is a centuries-old Scandinavian spirit, originally connected to holiday feasts and celebrations in Nordic countries. In more recent times, aquavit has become a part of everyday life in Sweden, Norway, and other northern European countries. Aquavit is made from neutral spirit and is flavored with caraway and/or dill (by law), plus a smattering of other herbs. Many of these find commonalities with gin, including citrus peel, anise, and cardamom, though juniper is not a typical ingredient in aquavit. Aquavit can be bottled unaged or can spend time in barrel — though note that caramel coloring is common with lesser bottlings. In recent years, aquavit has begun to show up in Western renditions, and “craft aquavit” is now a thing in the U.S.
Top Aquavit Posts:
Making Our Own Aquavit with Spiced Spirits
Lysholm Linie Aquavit
Spirits of French Lick – Bourbons, Gin, Absinthe, and Aquavit
Tasting the Spirits of Sweden’s Spirit of Hven
Aquavit is a flavored Scandinavian vodka that has as many variations as there are countries in Europe. Finding aquavit stateside is difficult, though. The few bottlings imported here are mass-produced stuff that is, unfortunately, usually ...