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ANNO 1452 - Keyser aqua vitae
ANNO 1452 - Keyser aqua vitae
35,00 (€70,00 per l)
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

  • Alkohol 42% vol.

Slesvig Akvavit - Aquavit
Slesvig Akvavit - Aquavit
15,00 (€75,00 per l)
  • Herkunft Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • Geschmack herbaceous, soft, round

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Traveschluck Aquavit
34,90 (€69,80 per l)
  • Herkunft Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • Geschmack Caraway, pleasantly mild

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Dreiling Aqua Vitae - Aquavit
Dreiling Aqua Vitae - Aquavit
-9%
23,49 (€46,98 per l) 25,90
  • Herkunft North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

  • Geschmack mild, herbaceous-spicy, multilayered

  • Alkohol 38.3% vol.

Rose Valley Aquavit
Rose Valley Aquavit
24,00 (€48,00 per l)
  • Herkunft Saxony, Germany

  • Geschmack complex character, caraway, anise, coriander, fruity pepper.

  • Alkohol 45% vol.

Schwechower Aquavit 1229 - Premium Akvavit from Northern Germany
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19,95 (€39,90 per l) 29,95
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

  • Geschmack fine, mild, spicy, sweetish, caraway, dill seed

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

1229 Forest Schnapps AQUAVIT - Mecklenburg Aquavit
1229 Forest Schnapps AQUAVIT - Mecklenburg Aquavit
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19,95 (€39,90 per l)
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

  • Geschmack Herbs

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

KALAND Aquavit
KALAND Aquavit
27,90 (€55,80 per l)
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • Geschmack spicy, woody, sweetish

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Aalfred Aquavit
Aalfred Aquavit
19,95 (€39,90 per l)
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

  • Alkohol 38% vol.

Aquavit No. 5574 - F5-Transit - Transit schnapps
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19,95 (€39,90 per l)
  • Herkunft Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

  • Geschmack fine, mild, spicy, sweetish, caraway, dill seed

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

LÜMMEL Kümmel Lütten - Caraway Schnapps Sixpack in gift box 6x 4cl
LÜMMEL Kümmel Lütten - Caraway Schnapps Sixpack in gift box 6x 4cl
-12%
20,99 (€87,46 per l) 23,90
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  • Herkunft Hamburg, Germany

  • Geschmack spicy, subtly bitter, sweet

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Hanseatic Aquavit
Hanseatic Aquavit
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23,50 (€47,00 per l)
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  • Herkunft Hamburg, Germany

  • Geschmack mild, classic spicy notes

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Aged Aquavit
Aged Aquavit
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23,50 (€47,00 per l)
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  • Herkunft Hamburg, Germany

  • Geschmack complex, classic spicy notes

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Svöl Aquavit Danish Style
Svöl Aquavit Danish Style
39,90 (€57,00 per l)
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  • Herkunft New York, USA

  • Geschmack floral, rosehip, rye, caraway, citrus

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

Svöl Aquavit Swedish Style
Svöl Aquavit Swedish Style
49,90 (€71,29 per l)
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  • Herkunft New York, USA

  • Geschmack dry, soft, fresh, full-bodied, dill, cumin

  • Alkohol 40% vol.

  

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Discover the variety of aquavit in our online range. Aquavit, the heart of Scandinavian drinking culture, impresses with its unique aromas, which are characterized by carefully selected herbs and spices.

What is aquavit?

Aquavit, also known as Akvavit, is a traditional Scandinavian spirit that is deeply rooted in the culture of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in particular. The name is derived from the Latin "aqua vitae", which means "water of life". Aquavit is characterized by its distinct aroma, which is obtained through the distillation of neutral spirits and is primarily flavoured with caraway, often supplemented by dill, fennel, aniseed, coriander and lemon or orange peel. It is often matured in oak barrels, which can lend it additional nuances of flavor. This traditional spirit is enjoyed straight or used as a base for various cocktails. Aquavit plays a central role in festive occasions and traditional celebrations in Scandinavia and is becoming increasingly popular internationally as part of the global cocktail culture.

Origin & history of aquavit

Aquavit, already known as "aqua vitae" in Scandinavia in the 15th century, was originally regarded as a remedy. Its popularity and production grew in the 15th and 16th centuries, with each Scandinavian country developing its own version, mainly made from grain or potatoes with caraway and dill. From a medieval medicinal potion, aquavit evolved into a celebratory drink, traditionally enjoyed in small glasses at Nordic festivals such as Julbord and Midsummer.

Production of aquavit

The production of aquavit is a process that combines traditional distillation methods with flavoring using specific spices. After distilling the neutral alcohol, usually from grain or potatoes, the spirit is infused with a selection of spices, with caraway and dill being the main flavors.
Coriander, fennel, aniseed and lemon or orange peel can also be used to give the aquavit its characteristic flavor. Aquavit is made unique by the ageing process, which often takes place in oak barrels and gives the drink an additional depth of flavor and a light color. This maturation phase varies depending on tradition and the desired flavor profile of the aquavit.

The importance of aquavit in different cultures

Aquavit plays a central role in various cultures, especially in the Nordic countries, where it is deeply rooted in social traditions. In Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, aquavit is not only a popular accompaniment to festive occasions such as Christmas and Midsummer, but also an essential part of culinary traditions, often served with seafood and rich fish dishes. The way in which aquavit is enjoyed varies from country to country and reflects the respective cultural identity. While in some regions the emphasis is on slow maturation and enjoyment at room temperature, other countries prefer aquavit chilled and as a brandy with traditional dishes. These cultural differences underline the versatility of aquavit and its importance as a cultural heritage in Nordic eating and drinking culture.

Fun Facts

Aquavit is full of interesting anecdotes that underline its unique history and tradition.

One notable fun fact is the "Linie-Aquavite", a special variety that is matured in oak barrels during a sea voyage across the equator (the Linie) to refine its flavor. This practice arose from the belief that the movement of the ship and the change of climate had a positive effect on the maturing process.

Another curious fact is that in Norway it is traditionally served at christenings and other celebrations in a special, often ornately decorated horn, which underlines its deep cultural roots. There is also the custom of paying attention to the phases of the moon when making aquavit, a practice that is still regarded by some producers as the secret to the quality of their aquavit.

Frequently asked questions & answers

What does aquavit taste like?

Aquavit tastes spicy, with dominant notes of caraway and dill, complemented by other spices such as coriander and aniseed.

How do you drink aquavit?

Traditionally, it is served chilled and in small glasses, often as a schnapps with meals.

What herbs are in aquavit?

Caraway and dill are the main herbs, often supplemented by coriander, aniseed, fennel and sometimes citrus zest.

When do you drink aquavit?

Traditionally, it is enjoyed on festive occasions, such as Christmas and Easter, as well as at special meals.

Is aquavit a schnapps?

Yes, aquavit is a schnapps made by flavouring alcohol with herbs and spices.

Are there cocktails with aquavit?

Yes, e.g. Aquavit & Tonic, Nordic Storm or Linie Ginger.