Akvavit / Aquavit

Words by Simon Difford

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The word akvavit, like the word whisky, originates from the alchemical term water of life or aqua vitae in Latin. It is also known as aquavit. This flavoured white spirit is popular in Scandinavian countries, especially Denmark, where production centres on the town of Aalborg, its place of origin some 400 years ago.

Akvavit is distilled from potatoes or grain, and the resulting spirit is then redistilled with flavourings, which must include caraway. The EU definition states that akvavit must be 38% alc. /vol. or more and must be flavoured with caraway, though additional flavourings such as honey, whisky and sherry are also permitted and used.

Like Eastern European vodkas, akvavits are typically drunk from a frozen shot glass as a chaser. Alternatively, try adding akvavit to black coffee.

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Norden Aquavit image

Norden Aquavit

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Lysholm No.52 Aquavit image

Lysholm No.52 Aquavit

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Helbings Aquavit image

Helbings Aquavit

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OHD Akevitt Blank image

OHD Akevitt Blank

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Bivrost Aquavit image

Bivrost Aquavit

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Bivrost Cask Aquavit image

Bivrost Cask Aquavit

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Stockholms Bränneri Akvavit image

Stockholms Bränneri Akvavit

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Aalborg Jubilaeums Akvavit image

Aalborg Jubilaeums Akvavit

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Aalborg Taffel Akvavit image

Aalborg Taffel Akvavit

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Lysholm Linie Aquavit image

Lysholm Linie Aquavit

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Brøndums Snaps image

Brøndums Snaps

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Brøndum Kummenaquavit image

Brøndum Kummenaquavit

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Aalborg Export image

Aalborg Export

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Aalborg Krone image

Aalborg Krone

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Aalborg Gylden Høker image

Aalborg Gylden Høker

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Bommerlunder Aquavit image

Bommerlunder Aquavit

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Morsa 1833 aquavit image

Morsa 1833 aquavit

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Krogstad Aquavit image

Krogstad Aquavit

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O.P. Anderson Original Aquavit image

O.P. Anderson Original Aquavit

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Åhus Akvavit image

Åhus Akvavit

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