Norden Spirits - Aquavit - United States
The same botanical bill, 100% organic base spirit, and distillation process as our flagship Taffel Style with a minimum of 12 months spent in previously used American oak casks*. No additives, coloring, or chill-filtration needed or welcomed—this is aged aquavit in its most honest form and a rare offering within the category, especially given its cask strength proof.
Nose: Freshly cut spearmint leaves, floral top notes, hints of oak, and a touch of honey.
Palate: Heavy wafts of caraway hit the palate before the liquid even touches the tongue. Followed by mild citrus then lingering wildflower honey. Any dry character of the oak is subtle yet adds a nice balance to the sweetness that dominates.
Finish: Easy going down leaving a light honey, vanilla, citrus, and floral taste lingering until the next sip.
Overall: A full-bodied harmony of evolved botanical aromas and pronounced caraway spice with a vanilla-laced, sweet citrus finish.
Neat serve: Lightly chilled.
For cocktails: Makes a great substitution in cocktails that call for aged spirits.
Pairings: Aged cheeses, roast pork, and smoked or cured meats.
*Regular releases are typically aged in once used ex-rye barrels and are blends of 3-5 casks, though occasionally single barrels are offered that match our desired flavor profile. On occasion superlative experimental and rare cask bottlings will be offered in extremely limited supply. Be sure to check in regularly and subscribe to our mailing list for announcements.
This product has not yet been reviewed.