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

Ish Spirits Gin-Ish Non Alcoholic Spirit
96 points
$25
Best Buy
This spirit alternative offers the classic London Dry botanical profile and satisfying perceived heat; a raging success for the category, enjoy as liberally as your heart desires.
96 points $25 Best Buy
Ish Spirits Rum-Ish Non Alcoholic Spirit
94 points
$25
Best Buy
An impressive impression of pot still rum; a delight in cocktails for those choosing to abstain.
94 points $25 Best Buy
Stauning Floor Malted Rye Whisky
93 points
$85
A deftly crafted malted rye that has lots of flavor and range to offer.
Stauning Smoke Single Malt Whisky
92 points
$105
A young, zesty whisky with a flashy, oaky style.
Nykur Organic Vodka
89 points
$21
A delicately fruity vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.
A.H. Riise Royal Danish Navy Strength Rum
89 points
An engaging rum with just the right amount of funk; this offers endless cocktail possibilities and will be a great standby overproof rum.
A.H. Riise Caramel Cream Liqueur
87 points
A creamy liqueur with hints of chocolate brownie swimming in sweet whipped cream; chill and serve!
Stauning Kaos Triple Malt Whisky
85 points
$95
A smoky Blended Malt with a chewy personality.
A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum
85 points
A sweet, fruity rum for tropical drinks.
A.H. Riise Copenhagen Gold Medal Rum
84 points
A confected rum with big fruity flavors; try in dessert cocktails.