About Aquavit

About Aquavit
Aquavit, or "water of life" is a flavored spirit, most famously originating from Scandanavia. Distilled from either grain or potatoes, it is flavored with herbs or spices; alcohol is traditionally around 40%.

While some versions are clear, most have some hue, often light straw, as they are flavored with herbs such as caraway, cumin or anise, while some contain caramel coloring. Aquavit is served neat.

Top Picks for Aquavit

Norden Aquavit
89 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh fennel, peppermint, orris root, and dill with a satiny, dryish light body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length finish with suggestions of starfruit and anise finish. An approachable aquavit with a pleasant hint of mint; refreshing and great for cocktails.