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Aquavit

Aquavit

Aquavit, meaning 'water of life', is famous throughout Scandinavia and Germany, and is traditionally drunk with food.

It's colour ranges form clear to dark brown, from ageing in oak casks, thereby imparting the wood's flavours and colour, with one aquavit called Linie that travel's the huge distance across the equator (linie) and back to Norway, the maker's claiming that the movement of their sppirit in the barrel and the temperature changes undergone during its voyage, produces an aquavit of superior taste and quality.

Distilled from grain or potatoes, aquavit's distinctive aroma and taste is derived from the addition of herbs and spice including dill, fennel, coriander and anise and bottled at between 42% and 45%.