95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009
Best White Spirit - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009
Linie Aquavit, produced from potatoes, is flavored with caraway, dill, aniseed, sweet fennel and coriander. Matured in Oloroso sherry casks, the oak gives this Norwegian aquavit a golden color and soft notes of vanilla, and the remaining hints of sherry provide a subtle sweetness. Oxidation softens the herbs and spices, contributing to a rounder, more mellow taste. The casks are then stored on the deck of a ship as it travels around the world. This voyage takes four and a half months, and during that time, thirty five countries are visited and the Equator is crossed twice. The great variations in temperature and humidity, along with the salty sea air and the constant movement of the ship, smooths and enhances the flavor. Every bottle of Linie Aquavit carries the details of its journey: you will find the date of departure from Norway, the date it returned after crossing the Equator twice, and the name of the ship.
"Stored in former Sherry casks, this aquavit famously takes a sea voyage across the world, sailing to Australia and back, crossing the equator or “linie” twice. The end result is a bright buttercup hue and mellow vanilla, spearmint, clove and oak tones, plus a silky butterscotch finish." - Wine Enthusiast
Product of Norway
Alcohol by Volume: 41.5%