Aquavit – Private Reserve is spicy, savory and complex, with rich caraway, cumin and coriander notes. As a result of the aging process, it also has hints of caramel and a rounded, rich finish.
Aquavit is most common in Scandinavia, with hundreds of versions produced in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. To be called Aquavit, the U.S. requires that the dominant flavor of the spirit is caraway seed. A range of other herbs and spices are used to accent the spirit’s flavor, such as cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. This spirit is aged in new American oak as well, which melds and softens the rich, spicy flavors. Unlike other aquavits, caramel coloring is not added. All of the flavor and color is natural.
“Yellow straw color with a chartreuse cast. Vibrant and stimulating aromas of pink peppercorns, cardamom, lemongrass, medicinal roots and herbs, and sandalwood follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with a touch of tilled earth and a long, spicy fade. Excellent flavor, purity and depth.” – Beverage Testing Institute, awarding 95 points/Exceptional Rating
“Incredibly smooth and seductively aromatic – especially for an aquavit.” – SpiritsReview.com
“Rich, full-bodied and complex, with flavors of caraway, cumin, pepper, sweet clove, anise, cardamom and oak.” – Imbibe Magazine