Eimverk Distillery Viti Icelandic Aquavite
Commercial description from Eimverk Distillery – Aquavite, also called Brennivín in Iceland, has a dominant flavor of caraway seeds and is the traditional spirit of Iceland. With Víti we aim to bring you the authentic spirit of Icelandic nature.
Víti is triple pot distilled using our custom-made small-batch distilling unit. This method gives us a truly unique spirit base from the Icelandic barley and allows all essential oils from the native botanicals to be carefully preserved during the distilling process.
Víti Aquavite is Víti is based on Icelandic barley spirit which is redistilled in a pot still with botanicals native to Iceland such as caraway seeds, rhubarb, angelica root, birch leaves, creeping thyme, Iceland moss, kale, and meadowsweet.
Aquavite also called Brennivín in Iceland has a dominant flavor of caraway seeds and is the traditional spirit of Iceland. With Víti we aim to bring you the authentic spirit of Icelandic nature.
An Icelandic Aquavite produces by the Eimverk distillery, with a base of organic barley and a selection of botanicals including caraway seed, which grows wild in Iceland.
Iceland’s national spirit is Brennivín. Its potency has earned it the nickname ‘black death’. It is a type of schnapps distilled from potato mash and caraway seeds and well known for washing down the taste of the putrefied-shark dish, hákarl. This spirit is only brewed in Iceland and only in one distillery! Imagine then my relief when I read that Iceland also has a booming craft distillery culture!
Big, herbaceous, and very subtly salty.
Genever-like in terms of mouthfeel thanks to the barley base spirit, with lots of caraway intenseness.
Fresh and spicy during the long finish.