Aquavit is a distilled liquor, like vodka, but aquavit’s distinctive aromas and seasonings come from a blend of herbal essences of fennel, caraway, and anise, which are the classic aquavit spices.
O.P. Anderson “Original” Aquavit is made from Swedish wheat and distilled with spices; in addition, the finished distillate rests in oak barrels for six months in order to mellow. Eminently versatile, at 40% alcohol O.P. Anderson Aquavit may be enjoyed neat and chilled, paired with smoked fish and other Nordic cuisine, as a savory alternative in classic cocktails such the Bloody Mary and Last Word, or as a base for new drink creations.
Thanks to the distillery’s exceptional quality standards, O.P. Anderson Aquavit has won numerous awards as well as several gold medals in the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition.
O.P. Anderson “Original” Aquavit is the best-selling aquavit in Sweden and, today, the world over it is traditionally served as an aperitif, while bartenders and consumers are increasingly enjoying its herbal flavorings in all types of innovative drinks..
Tasting Notes: This rich and assertive beverage is one of Sweden’s oldest and most popular aquavits, released at the 1891 Gothenburg Expo and named for the famed aquavit maker Olof Peter Anderson. Its slightly amber color is the result of aging in oak casks, and its classic flavor hints anise, coriander, caraway and fennel. O.P. Anderson Aquavit brings out new dimensions in peking duck, grilled lobster, tandoori chicken, smoked salmon, sweet and sour dishes and grilled shrimp.