About Icelandic Spirits

About Icelandic Spirits
As you might expect from this Arctic nation, vodka is the leading spirit. The Icelanders are very proud of their vodkas, given the purity of their glacial water; in fact, some of the vodkas produced in Iceland are considered "green", given the excellent source of water as well as the process of production using sustainable energy using geothermal heat.

Top Picks for Iceland

Icelandic Mountain Vodka
92 points
Clear color. Creamy, confected aromas and flavors of spumoni, peach jam, and pistachio paste with a round, dryish medium-to-full body and a long finish conveying notes of lychee and mint cream finish. A vodka full of character, body, and confection – balanced and unexpected.
92 points $29.99
Icelandic Eagle Gin
88 points
Clear color. Earthy, spicy aromas and flavors of licorice frosting, sage and peppery spices, juniper and pine, and vanilla with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-to-long finish that exhibits notes of fruit stripe gum, orange gelatin, and minerals finish. An intriguing gin with a nice balance of fruit, botanicals, mild texture, and warmth.
Brenyolver Old Tom Gin
84 points
Brilliant copper color. Aromas of caramel, stone pine, malted barley, and parsnip with a coarse, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy vanilla yogurt with cinnamon, green apple lollipop, lime peel, and thyme finish. A rough riding Old Tom Gin for mixed drinks.