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Aquavit

Aquavit is a spirits category encompassing many different styles of drink. Aquavit is most commonly distilled from grain or potatoes, though it can be made from almost any type of alcohol. Aquavit is typically flavoured with herbs and spices, which give it a characteristic flavour that can vary depending on the distiller. Aquavit is commonly enjoyed as an aperitif or digestif and is also often used in cocktails.

Aquavit has a long history, dating back to the 15th century. Aquavit was originally distilled in Scandinavia, and the name aquavit comes from the Latin aqua vitae, meaning "water of life." Aquavit was traditionally used as a medicinal liquor and was thought to have curative powers. Aquavit began to be distilled in Germany in the 16th century and soon became popular throughout Europe.

By EU law, the main flavouring should be either caraway or dill. Aquavit (or akvavit) is often consumed during a formal meeting, and it is usually drunk quickly from a small shot glass. In Norway, most aquavit is aged in oak casks, and the result is complex and should be served in a tulip glass to enhance the flavour.

Hammer Ulagret Aquavit

70cl, 40%
Hammer

Aquavit, produced by Norwegian distillers with a pretty awesome name, Hammer. Rich, spiced and would be a warming treat on a cold night in Norway.  More info

Hammer Ulagret Aquavit
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Bommerlunder Aquavit - pre-1964

Bommerlunder

A pre-1964 bottling of Bommmerlunder Aquavit, named after the German inn "Zu Bommerlund", which is where the recipe was said to have been passed onto by an injured rider. Rare and collectible. It was…  More info

Bommerlunder Aquavit - pre-1964

Víti Icelandic Aquavite

50cl, 47%
Eimverk Distillery

An Icelandic Aquavite produce by the Eimverk distillery, with a base of organic barley and a selection of botanicals including caraway seed, which grows wild in Iceland.  More info

Víti Icelandic Aquavite

Løitens Aquavit Three Star - 1960s

Vinmonopolet

A bottle of Løitens Aquavit that predates the demerger of the retail and production arms of Norway's state-owned Vinmonopolet by some thirty years! Please note that the label does not state the…  More info

Løitens Aquavit Three Star - 1960s

Aalborg Jubiläums Akvavit (42%)

70cl, 42%
Danish Distillers

Jubiläums is a delicious style of Danish aquavit made to a recipe created in 1946. Aalborg flavour it with coriander and dill, and the result took a Gold at the International Wine and Spirit…  More info

Aalborg Jubiläums Akvavit (42%)

Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1970s

100cl, 42%
Danish Distillers

In 1970s Copenhagen, Allborg produced this bottle of Jubilœums Akuavit, flavoured with dill and coriander. A lovely collectible bottle!  More info

Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1970s

Reimersholms Kron-Brännvin Aquavit - 1960s

95cl, 46%
Aktiebolaget Din- & Spritcentrulen

Antique Aquavit which isn't made by Aalborg for a change. This is a 1960s bottling of Reimersholms Kron-Brännvin Aquavit made in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was produced for the American market.  More info

Reimersholms Kron-Brännvin Aquavit - 1960s

Linie Aquavit with Tasting Glass

70cl, 41.5%
Linie

Free tasting glass you say? Marvellous. Where do I click. Just over there. Good then.  More info

Linie Aquavit with Tasting Glass

Aalborg Akvavit - 1970s

70cl, 45%
Danish Distillers

This is a bottle of the Danish spirit Aquavit distilled in the 1970s. The spirit will have oxidised slightly in the bottle creating a mellower style with a greater depth of flavour.  More info

Aalborg Akvavit - 1970s

Aalborg Akvavit - 1960s

70cl, 0%
Danish Distillers

A 1960s bottling of the Danish aquavit Aalborg. It was first created in 1846, and in 2002 it was awarded the title Best Aquavit in the World at the 2002 International Wine and Spirit Competition.  More info

Aalborg Akvavit - 1960s

Bommerlunder Gold Aquavit

70cl, 38%
Bommerlunder

A top quality German aquavit named after the inn "Zu Bommerlund", where a wounded rider once passed on the ancient recipe for Bommerlunder aquavit.  More info

Bommerlunder Gold Aquavit

Bommerlunder Aquavit

70cl, 38%
Bommerlunder

The story of Bommerlunder aquavit dates back to 1760 and to the German inn "zu Bommerlund". Once there was a wounded rider, who had to convalesce at the inn. So grateful was he to the host, Peter…  More info

Bommerlunder Aquavit
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Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1960s

100cl, 45%
Danish Distillers

This is a 1960s bottling of Aalborg's Jubilæums Akvavit - named in celebration of Isidor Henius (that chap who created another popular Aalborg expression - Taffel). This bottle is a quite dusty, mind.  More info

Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1960s

Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1980s

70cl, 45%
Danish Distillers

Aalborg's Jubilæums Akvavit was created to honour its founder, Isidor Henius. The Danish spirit is flavoured with herbs and spices, and this bottle from back in the 1980s even comes with the original…  More info

Aalborg Jubilæums Akvavit - 1980s

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