Aquavit (or Akvavit), literally translated as “water of life”, is a traditional pale grape or grain spirit first distilled centuries ago in the pastoral regions of Northern Italy, France, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The best known brands are the Swedish O.P. Anderson , the Norweigian Gambol of Linie and the Danish Aarlborg. The recipe for classic Aalborg Taffel Akvavit has been the same for more than 150 years and its consistent quality has confirmed Akavavits position as Denmarks national drink. The Danish poet Jørgen Vibe wrote: “Aalborg Taffel Akvavit lights the fires of delight. And keeps our spirits burning bright”.
Aalborg Porse Snaps was launched in 1965 and originated from Danish spice tradition. It is made from fresh Danish bog myrtle and also seasoned with rosemary, sherry and oak. The bouquet is borne by the herbaceous fresh pore but is complemented by rosemary. You can also find discrete undertones of caramel and honey on the palate, this gives it a slightly bitter, but rounded taste that is markedly different from the other Aalborg Aquavit variants.