About Danish Spirits

About Danish Spirits
Vodka and whiskey are the leading spirits in Denmark. Vodka is generally made from wheat and is colorless; however, as with many other nations, flavored vodkas, such as currant and citrus are now produced.

There are various styles of whiskey, including rye and a limited production of single malts; given the small amounts made, prices are not inexpensive, but quality is extremely high; these whiskeys have distinct spice and fruitiness in an elegant package.

Akavit, also called snaps in Denmark, is made from caraway and is generally colorless. As with other Scandinavian countries, akvavit in Denmark has a long tradition among the masses.

Top Picks for Denmark

Effen Vodka
94 points
Clear color. Aromas of grainy toast and geranium with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and an engaging, breezy citrus and nut oils, dried fruit, minerals, and pepper finish. A very smooth and elegant vodka for martinis.
Den Klodsede Bjørn Den Rene Bjørn// The Pure Bear Vodka
90 points
Clear color. Delicate, toasty aromas of cream of wheat, fruity nutty granola, and custard with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length raisin bran, coconut water, pepper, and rye cracker finish. A nice grainy vodka with lively artisanal potstill, white whisky-like character.
Den Klodsede Bjørn Vodka
89 points
Clear color. Faint aromas of toasted soda bread, honey butter, and marmalade with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length creme brulee, fig bread, peppercorns, and minerals finish. A lively and appealing vodka that will be quite versatile.