In the southernmost part of Sweden lies a seaside village where the country’s most cherished traditions joyfully coexist with a passion for innovation. In Åhus, we can bridge our long distillation heritage with the future. Reimagining the possibilities of aquavit, one botanical at a time.
Our Production Process
Botanicals for Åhus Akvavit are thoughtfully selected for flavor and quality. Some spices and herbs are farmed and foraged locally while other ingredients, like citrus, are pulled from locales around the world with climates suited to grow the best possible fruit. Once gathered, Åhus botanicals are dried and stored in our Spice Room, where they await maceration.
Herbs, citrus peels and spices are individually soaked in a solution of pristine aquifer water and fine spirit distilled from locally grown winter wheat to extract flavor from the botanicals. Time, alcohol concentration and temperature are tailored for the maceration of each unique ingredient.
Once ready, the macerated components are distilled in copper to purify and improve the flavor profile. The distillation process is unique to each botanical, as we meticulously pull just the right slice of each spirit’s body from between the head and the tail.
To create the specific flavour profile of Åhus Akvavit, the proportions of the different distillates are very important. With five individual botanical spirits and a base of neutral fine spirit, the unique flavor profile of Åhus Akvavit can now be blended together, producing a finished aquavit that has been lovingly crafted from the moment the first seed was foraged.
The finished Åhus Akvavit blend is then carefully filled into bottles and ready to see the world.