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This has been made after the culmination of over a century of locally honed distillation methods from its provence and namesake, Ahus, A tiny seaside village in Southern Sweden. For many decades this distillery was the country's hub for Aquavit production. Today they only make one and it is this one. A modern expression of their heritage and craftsmanship.
Botanicals for Åhus Akvavit are thoughtfully selected for flavor and quality. Some spices and herbs are farmed and foraged locally while other ingredients, like citrus, are pulled from locales around the world with climates suited to grow the best possible fruit. Once gathered, Åhus botanicals are dried and stored in our Spice Room, where they await maceration. Herbs, citrus peels and spices are individually soaked in a solution of pristine aquifer water and fine spirit distilled from locally grown winter wheat to extract flavor from the botanicals. Time, alcohol concentration and temperature are tailored for the maceration of each unique ingredient. Once ready, the macerated components are distilled in copper to purify and improve the flavor profile. The distillation process is unique to each botanical, as we meticulously pull just the right slice of each spirit’s body from between the head and the tail.
On the nose there is spicy caraway and herby notes of rosemary that dominate the aroma. On the palate it is bright citrus and sweet with subtle fennel that leads to a medium long finish that is fresh and invigorating.