Atlungstad aquavit tasting

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DISCOVER OUR AQUAVITS

Handcraftet with Passion

 

Under the experienced eye and nose of our Master Blender Halvor Heuch, we select the very best botanicals in the making of our aquavits.

LOCAL INGREDIENTS

By law, the base of a Norwegian aquavit is a rectified (i.e. pure) potato spirit made of Norwegian potatoes. Most Norwegian aquavit producers purchase the rectified potato spirit from the same supplier (Hoff in Gjøvik) without knowing the region of origin of the potatoes. On our side, we use our own rectified potato spirit, distilled from of local-grown potatoes in Stange region.

This is a unique process which we are proud of, as it supports the local farming industry in the region, but also keeps Norway’s oldest potato distillery still in activity, making potato spirit as it used to be 150 years ago.  

Most of the ingredients we use are locally produced or selected from other Norwegian producers.

The caraway seeds, aquavit’s main spice, is for example coming from Inderøy, a small island in the middle of Norway, where the bright summer nights and the tempered climate make it the perfect place to grow. The caraway seeds are quite small, but full of flavours and essential oils, perfect to use in our aquavits.

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ATLUNGSTAD TAFFEL AQUAVIT

The term Taffel comes from old german and means «table». A «taffel» aquavit usually means a simple but tasty product. The equivalent of the what the French would call “vin de table” for a simple “everyday” wine. While Norwegian aquavit is cask matured and gets its golden colour from the sherry casks, a taffel aquavit is usually crystal clear and not cask matured (or matured in only a short time in very old casks).

Atlungstad Taffel Aquavit is no exception to the rule, it’s a classic unaged Taffel Aquavit. The spice recipe is secret, and based on a historical recipe found in the archives of the distillery. We chose a dark green bottle for this product, which is the historical bottle type for Taffel aquavits. This is because it was common to re-use old fortified wine bottles when producing Taffel aquavit.

Tasting Notes:

The aquavit has a fruity and spicy aroma. The taste is mild with crisps notes of caraway, citrus and anis. The finish is dry and warm.

The relatively low alcohol content (38% vol) makes it a perfect match with Nordic seafood. You should serve it at room temperature or slightly chilled but not ice cold.

ATLUNGSTAD INNLANDET AQUAVIT

Innlandet is since 2019 the new name of the region where Atlungstad is located. It means “the inside land”, as it’s indeed the only region in Norway which doesn’t have any seacoast. But Innlandet is also the merging of the 2 largest historical aquavit regions in Norway, Hedmark on the east side of the Mjøsa lake, and Oppland on the west side of the lake.

 

There has been a rivalry for ages between these 2 regions on which region makes the best aquavit.

With our new Atlungstad Innlandet Aquavit we have made sure to create an aquavit which has a distinct caraway taste (as people from the east coast like), and a mellow rounded sherry cask finish (as the people from the west coast prefer).

 

This aquavit is a conciliatory solution of a 200 years old dispute!

 

Tasting Notes:

The aquavit is light golden and has balanced aromas of spices and vanilla.

In the mouth, it has a full-bodied taste of caraway, coriander, citrus and sherry.

 

Enjoy it at room temperature on its own or paired with traditional Norwegian food.

Alcohol: 40% vol

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ATLUNGSTAD MANDELPOTET AQUAVIT

Atlungstad Mandelpotet Aquavit is a unique aquavit made from almond potato spirit and barrel matured for five years.

 

The almond potato (in Norwegian: Mandelpotet) has an oval shape and somewhat resembles an almond, hence the name.  It is considered a delicacy in Norway. Some of the almond potato spirit is not rectified before cask maturation, which is usually done for the potato spirit used for aquavit. This gives the aquavit a distinct taste and character which we believe was close to what aquavit tasted like hundred years ago.

 

Tasting Notes:

Dark golden color.

Well-made aquavit with a spicy taste of caraway, anise,  and fennel.

The long cask maturation gives the aquavit a long-lasting finish, with vanilla, spices, and wooden notes.

Alcohol: 41,5% vol

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