Jòlablòt Cask AQUAVIT

The Norwegian name for Christmas, “jul”, originates from the ancient norse “jol” or “jolablot”. This was an old celebration where the Vikings sacrificed in honour of the Midwinter’s day, January 12. We celebrate today’s midwinter with this handcrafted Aquavit, containing Arctic cloudberries and lingonberries. Matured in sherry casks and carefully stored for one year in old NATO bunkers..

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NOSE

Fruity, caraway with hints of berries

PALATE

Smooth, luscious, rich with hints of fruits

FINISH

Distinct warming spicy finish

CONTENT

ABV: 40%
VOL: 50 CL

FLAVOUR

Sherry cask, smooth caraway, cloudberries and lingonberries

ENJOY WITH

Traditional Christmas food, or as a dessert drink

SERVING TIP

Serve it in a “Whisky – nosing” – glass. Makes it easier to enjoy the delicious smell.

WITH FOOD

Traditionally, Norwegians enjoy the aquavit with Christmas food, such as roast lamb. Many use it as an accompanying digestif.

DID YOU KNOW

“Jolablot” was an old celebration where the Vikings sacrificed in honour of the Midwinter’s day, January 12. However, it is somewhat unclear what people really celebrated. Some claim it was in honour of the sun, waiting its return. Others claim that it belonged to the fertility god Frøy. Some also believe that the celebration could be in honour of the dead.