Loimu Glögi 2015 is more than a drink, it is a holiday experience. Lignell & Piispanen
are arguably the finest distillers
They claim to be “Artisans of Arctic Luxury Liqueurs”
and it is hard to argue with that professionally-crafted marketing tag line. They have been around since 1852, when their great-great-great-grandfather Gustav Ranin started the family business by purchasing the Crown Distillery, founded in 1783 in the city of Kuopio by King Gustav III of Sweden.
Their products include the Gustav Vodka
range, the seasonal Loimu Glögi, Lakka
and Mesi dessert Wines,
and several other spirits. But they only export 30% of their production out of Scandinavia,
so you will not find their premium products everywhere.
Christmas just ain’t Christmas without Glögi.
People have been mulling wine as long as there has been wine. We are talking millennia here. Glögi
is the particular version of this seasonal treat from Finland, and it can be served either hot or cold
—but hot is awesome!
is more than a drink, it is a holiday experience.
The aroma of the rich, flavorful wine warming
on the stove fills the house with a homey cheer,
and the pleasant taste of Christmas spices (and alcohol)
keep the party going long into the night.
tweaks the recipe each year to keep things fresh and special, and 2015
is no exception. This year’s edition—Loimu Christmas Glögi 2015
—is a warming mix of rich, dark-red wine perfectly married with blackcurrant, clove, and cinnamon. Warm up a batch of Glögi
before Cousin Frank breaks into his medley of Mariah Carey
holiday ballads … your guests will thank you. Kippis!