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WE HAVE TRANSFORMED AQUAVIT AND REIMAGINED IT

WE JOURNEYED BACK CENTURIES, TO AQUAVIT’S SCANDINAVIAN ORIGIN. TO A TIME WHEN VIKING DESCENDANTS FIRST CREATED THE ICONIC NORDIC SPIRIT.

THEY USED WHAT THEY COULD SOURCE LOCALLY.  THEY WERE FARMERS AND FORGERS.  GROWING AND PICKING NATIVE GRAINS, HERBS AND BOTANICALS

OVER TIME, MANY OF THE ANCIENT RECIPES HAVE DISAPPEARED.  WE ASPIRED TO RE-DISCOVER AQUAVIT AND RE-ENVISION IT.  TO RE-CREATE IT USING  LOCALLY-SOURCED BOTANICALS THAT HAVE FLOURISHED HERE SINCE OUR VIKINGS ANCESTORS ROAMED THESE LANDS.

SEA BUCKTHORN

KNOWN AS THE “VIKING VITAMIN” SEA BUCKTHORN IS CHALKED FULL OF NUTRIENTS AND ANTIOXIDANTS.  IT GROWS WILD AGAINST THE UNFORGIVING NORWEGIAN COASTLINE AND HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS, WHERE COMPETING PLANTS DON’T GROW.  A STAPLE IN THE VIKING DIET, SEA BUCKTHORN HAS BEEN USED IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE AND TIBETAN MEDICINES FOR OVER 2,000 YEARS.  IT HAS 4X THE VITAMIN C OF AN ORANGE AND IS THE ONLY PLANT THAT CONTAINS ALL 4 OMEGA FATTY ACIDS.

NORDIC CLOUDBERRY

THE MOST PRIZED BERRIES IN THE NORDICS, CLOUDBERRIES ARE LUSH AND LOADED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS.  UNABLE TO BE HARVESTED, THESE PRECIOUS ARCTIC BERRIES GROW WILD AROUND THE ARTIC CIRCLE AND MUST BE FORAGED.  THEY ARE SO RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER, THEIR GROWING LOCATIONS ARE KEPT SECRET AND PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. THE BERRIES CONTAIN A SWEET AND TART JUICE THAT ADDS A FLORAL AND STRUCTURE  ELEGANCE TO OUR AQUAVIT.

RARE NORWEGIAN BOTANICALS

Sea Buckthorn (Tangy)
Caraway (Aromatic)
Clo(Sweet & Tart) udberry
Blackcurrant (Sweet & Tart)
Black Elder (Tangy)
Meadowsweet: (Earthy & Almond)
(SBlack Raspberry weet)
Elderflower (Floral & Fragrant

VĪ AQUAVIT 2021 GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Every spring, judges from around the world descend upon San Francisco, for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The competition is blind a tasting and nearly 4,000 spirits from around the world are judged. Founded in 1980, SFWSC is the oldest spirits competition in the U.S. and considered the most influential in the world

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition has an unrivaled reputation for the quality and is the oldest and largest in the US.

  Its judges are world class and its medals and awards rank among the worldʼs most prestigious”Forbes

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