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..
Fruity, caraway with hints of berries
Smooth, luscious, rich with hints of fruits
Distinct warming spicy finish
VOL: 50 CL
Sherry cask, smooth caraway, cloudberries and lingonberries
Traditional Christmas food, or as a dessert drink
Serve it in a “Whisky – nosing” – glass. Pour to you reach the widest part of the glass, then the Aquavit will have the right amount of oxygen which releases the aromas and gives the fluid a better taste.
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.