SOME AQUAVITS I'M READING ABOUT
- •BrennivinThe newest imported aquavit on the market has the distinction of being Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s favorite. Affectionately known as the "Black Death" due to its stark black label and its impact on those unaccustomed to taking schnapps, it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it's an aquavit with a crisp, straightforward caraway flavor.
- •Riktig AquavitClassic Norwegian-style Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway, mustard and two secret spices, then aged on local alder. Caraway forward and meant for pairing with rich, fatty meats like smoked lamb, sausage or duck.
- •Lysholm LinieUntil recently, Linie was the last Scandinavian aquavit with broad American distribution. This mellow Norwegian distillate has a famously unique production process in which it is stored in sherry casks and aged at sea as it travels from Norway to Australia and back, crossing the equatorial line (or "Linie") twice. Pro tip: Peek inside the bottle to the reverse side of the label to find out exactly when your batch traveled the seas.
- •Älskar AquavitSouthern-Swedish Aquavit in the style of Skåne or Hallands Fläder, this citron flavored aquavit is nuanced with notes of caraway, coriander, grains of paradise and other spices. For oyster and mussel pairing.
- •Midsommar AquavitDistilled caraway, vanilla bean & three kinds of dill, then infused with even more dill for a rich, woodsy, flavorful summer Aquavit. Perfect for pairing with crayfish, crab and salmon.
- •Taffel #1 (Seasonal)First in a line of rotating taffel (clear, unaged) aquavits. Each batch is completely unique and when it's gone, it's gone forever. Batches will be named by number (#1, #2, etc...). This first batch is quite complex and is made from about 15 different botanicals, including a small amount of fennel. It's a dry, classic aquavit flavor that is very slightly spicy - fantastic with steak.