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Krogstad Aquavit

Krogstad Aquavit

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
$33.99
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  • BrandKrogstad
  • CategoryOther Spirits
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryHouse Spirits
  • Style Aquavit
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Now we know how the Scandinavians keep toasty warm on those Arctic winter nights.

House Spirits was founded by Christian Krogstad, who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology America’s oldest brewing academy. He worked at west-coast craft breweries, then moved to a vineyard for a number of years before setting up his own gig with House Spirits in 2004. His history will tell you quite a lot about the character of his products. There is a strong, blue-collar brewmaster ethos going on in everything he does. Today, his Oregon distillery produces five signature spirits, including Aquavit, Vodka, Casa Magdalena Rum, Westward Whiskey, and a tasty coffee Liqueur.

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. Each distillery has its own recipe, so the ingredients and aging techniques vary greatly. 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.

SmartAss Corner:
The first known written reference to Aquavit is in an official letter from a Danish Lord to the Archbishop of Norway in 1531. He sent a bottle and wrote, “I send your grace some water … which is called Aqua vite and the same water helps for all his illness that a man can have internally.”

Flavor Spiral TM
  • star anise star anise
  • spicy spicy
  • toasty toasty
  • coffee coffee
  • herbs herbs
  • dill dill
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • anise anise
  • mint mint
Appearance / Color
Clear and Bright

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Very aromatic with star anise lingering on the nose

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with great body as the caraway and star anise take center stage in perfect balance

Finish
Clean with trailing spice

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Now we know how the Scandinavians keep toasty warm on those Arctic winter nights.

House Spirits was founded by Christian Krogstad, who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology America’s oldest brewing academy. He worked at west-coast craft breweries, then moved to a vineyard for a number of years before setting up his own gig with House Spirits in 2004. His history will tell you quite a lot about the character of his products. There is a strong, blue-collar brewmaster ethos going on in everything he does. Today, his Oregon distillery produces five signature spirits, including Aquavit, Vodka, Casa Magdalena Rum, Westward Whiskey, and a tasty coffee Liqueur.

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. Each distillery has its own recipe, so the ingredients and aging techniques vary greatly. 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.

SmartAss Corner:
The first known written reference to Aquavit is in an official letter from a Danish Lord to the Archbishop of Norway in 1531. He sent a bottle and wrote, “I send your grace some water … which is called Aqua vite and the same water helps for all his illness that a man can have internally.”
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  • BrandKrogstad
  • CategoryOther Spirits
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryHouse Spirits
  • Style Aquavit
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • star anise star anise
  • spicy spicy
  • toasty toasty
  • coffee coffee
  • herbs herbs
  • dill dill
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • anise anise
  • mint mint
Appearance / Color
Clear and Bright

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Very aromatic with star anise lingering on the nose

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with great body as the caraway and star anise take center stage in perfect balance

Finish
Clean with trailing spice

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
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Wes
This was good... but it tasted...

This was good... but it tasted more like an anise infused spirit than true aquavit. No heavy hits of mint or dill like true Danish aquavit. Also lacks the complexity of the more balanced aquavits from sea faring varieties.

It's good. But to call it aquavit is misleading.

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Kirsten
Solid spirit. My wife really l...

Solid spirit. My wife really likes aquavit and this is a really good one.

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Franck
Good aquavit but a bit too yo...

Good aquavit but a bit too young. i like the aged stuff better like OP Anderson

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guest
Absolutely Fantastic!

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guest
It's Alright, I Guess

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