House Spirits was founded by Christian Krogstad, who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology — America’s oldest brewing academy. Today, his Oregon distillery produces five signature spirits, including Vodka, Westward Whiskey, tasty coffee Liqueur, Casa Magdalena Rum and of course Aquavit
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.