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Aalborg Taffel Akvavit

(70cl, 45%)

Aalborg Taffel Akvavit

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Aalborg Taffel Bottling Note

Aalborg Taffel is a classic Aquavit, released in 1846. It has a lovely caraway, citrus flavour, and was heralded as Best Aquavit in the World at the 2002 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Aalborg Taffel Akvavit Reviews

The standard

This is the Ardbeg 10 of snaps/akvavit! There might be better ones around (e.g. the Christmas version of this); but in Denmark, it used to be the standard. I have tasted a number of Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic products, and while usually fine, they have all been quite weak. Served at room temperature. (Those that claim it should be cold just do not like snaps - drink vodka instead).
Strong but rounded taste of mainly caraway (but also other herbs). Goes very well with "open faced sandwich" (smørrebrød).

28th September 2019

Just a how to for beginners.

Beautiful. Keep bottle in Freezer, as it will not freeze, but it enhances the taste. First time tasting ? Then do this: Breathe in, then empty the small nip glass. Then breathe out. Then you will never choke on the fumes. This has been written by a once upon a time Dane, who was brought up with this. Never have any hangover with it, and it makes you happy. that is why it is called Water of Life. Skaal.

11th December 2018

Denmark as we love it!

Good, very clean, mellow and refreshing Akvavit. Citrus and caraway. Some dill? Drink as schapps or combined with smoked and/or pickled or cured fish (herring, salmon, mackrel), smoked pork dishes, cold meat cuts etc. In my opinion Aalborg is best served chilled, but not freezer cold. Very nice!

4th August 2017

How does it compare to the clear in the green bottle?

30+ years ago our family drank the clear Aalborg Aquavit in the green bottle with red label. Can't find that one any more...for a while there was a clear aquavit in a clear bottle with a red/white label, but that is impossible to find too. How does this compare? Anybody know...?

24th December 2016

Bob Vogel

When asked my secret of living to 96 I say Aalborg Akvavit. I remember my Norwegian Grandfather bringing it of of the "ice box" (pre freezer days) and serving shots to the adults. Then one day I was at a bar and the bartender said "I want you to try something new" (to United States) and he pushed a shot over to me and I was hooked.

2nd November 2016

Fritz Clausen

Aalborg Taffel Aquavit is the best in the world

12th May 2016

aalborg taffel akvavit

Aalborg taffal akvavit is the best of all spiret , no other spirit have a better test and Aalborg taffel akvavit . Fritz Clausen

1st December 2015

aalborg taffel akvavit

The best

29th August 2015


family favourite, i remember my grandfathers allday 60th birthday celebration in Odense, each of the 7 courses was interspersed with a round of akvavit.

22nd August 2015

Henrik B.

Known to most adult danes (over 30) as ´Red Aalborg´and you dont have to eat Herring with this... try gorgonzola on bread with an egg yolk, shrimp with mayo and lemon. One thing that always suits a glas of ´red Aalborg´is cold beer :-)
By the way, serve it from the fridge - Not the freezer.

11th May 2015

MR B.Alminde

I am Danish so I know how good it is

6th May 2015

Antony Sutcliffe

My favotit schnapps

23rd August 2014


a traditional drink with herring especially at Christmas

21st April 2014


This is the real stuff, not rebottled in the US. As others have said, store it in the freezer.

18th June 2013

black i

Tried this on a cruise 1 september 2012 on the Baltic. Found it very relaxing and very stimulating. I bought 2 bottles of taffel when in aalborg, but take care as it can creep up on you.

8th September 2012


store in freezer along with shot glasses

23rd November 2011

C. Walton

Yer store in freezer and also shot glasses , go easy on the stuff as it creeps up on you !!!!!!!!!!!!!

21st November 2011


SNAPS, is best cold!!!

21st March 2011



21st March 2011

Mr and Mrs Paton

First tasted this in Sweden in 1965 with herring marinated by a local Grandmother. Wonderful. We use it as a special treat with Scottish marinated sweet herring. Put Akvavitt in freezer in advance and have thimblefuls with each mouthful. Sometimes (helangore?) "all at once".

16th February 2011

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