If you are new to Aquavit — which means “water of life” — then think of it as being in the Gin family. It is a traditional drink in Scandinavia. But where Gin gets its primary flavor from juniper, Aquavit’s core botanical is caraway. Krogstad Aquavit from House Spirits is a grain-based spirit that also adds star anise. This simple, classic approach was awarded “Best Aquavit in the World” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.