Vikre Øvrevann Aquavit

$34.99 (PA tax not included)

90 points, Top 100 spirits of 2016, Multiple-Medal Winner

The beverage of Viking ancestors as well as a culinary staple in Scandinavian culture, Deschere's is excited to offer this New-World Aquavit from Minnesota's Vikre distillery. Traditional aquavit uses both caraway and cardamom in the recipe, and makes for an herbal, earthy spirit that's great before or after a meal. This is a mellow drink that

Description

Vikre’s unaged (aka taffel-style) aquavit is named Øvrevann, Norwegian for Upper Lake, or Lake Superior.

“Aquavit is the original Scandinavian distilled spirit. It’s infused with caraway and cardamom, fundamental spices in Scandinavian cuisine. An early Norwegian version was aged in oak barrels on ocean voyages to Australia. According to Norwegian lore, it was something magic about the two trips across the equator that made it so delicious.  Our aged aquavit doesn’t get to travel the high seas (thanks government regulators), but it does get to mature for a year in used cognac barrels, an homage to the French explorers who founded Duluth.”

http://www.vikredistillery.com

Additional information

Tasting Notes

Piquant, herbal and earthy, a hint of caraway and fennel on the nose, clean and palate-cleansing.

Food Pairing Tips:

Sip alongside smoked fish or to cut the fat after a heavy holiday meal. A great aperitif or digestif.

Alcohol by Volume

44% ABV, 88 Proof

Country/Region

Duluth, Minnesota

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