About Vodka from Sweden

About Vodka from Sweden
Vodka and aquavit are the two most important spirits in Sweden. Vodka has been a great success, thanks to the ultra clean style of these spirits and today, a great deal of Swedish vodka is exported; it is a best -seller in America. Given the demand in many countries for something new, there are now many flavored Swedish vodkas (cherry, vanilla, raspberry, etc.) that are also quite successful. Aquavit - "water of life" - in Sweden is distilled from spices and herbs, usually caraway, although dill and anise are also added in some examples. While some are bottled a short time after distillation, others are barrel matured, giving them am amber of light golden color. Aquavit have at least a 37.5% alcohol level by EU law and some go as high as 45%. The clear versions are generally served ice cold in a small shot glass, while the barrel matured versions are often served at room temperature or warm in a snifter. Dryness levels - some are mildly sweet- depends on the manufacturer.

Top Picks for Sweden


Purity Connoisseur 51 Reserve Organic Vodka
93 points
Clear color. Confected aromas of iced tea, spumoni, and ruby red grapefruit with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a peppery, medium-length white pepper and buttered corn bread finish. A sweet nose and peppery palate make this a solid option for fruity cocktails. Try this silky-smooth stunner in Cosmos, Vespers, Martinis and beyond.
Purity Spritz - Mediterranean Citrus Flavored Vodka
91 points
Light coral color. Citrusy aromas of ruby red grapefruit zest and hints of ginger with a round, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length grapefruit gummies and fruit juice finish. A rock solid aperitif-like Vodka with big fruit flavor and kisses of sweetness.
Purity Signature 34 Edition Organic Vodka
90 points
Clear color. Aromas of sweet porridge, peaches in cream, and almond praline with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length candied lime and white peppercorns finish. A grain-forward, character-rich vodka that offers the vodka enthusiast and cocktail creative something fresh, fun and distinctive.
Purity Estate 17 Reserve Organic Vodka
87 points
Clear color. Aromas of cream of wheat, hints of peach cobbler, cream, and white whiskey with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, medium-length finish. A hint of fruity sweetness makes this vodka an effortless sipper or mixer.