Award-Winning Gins To Try From Norway
Here are the three amazing Norwegian gins that shall leave you wanting for more.
When you think about Norway, you naturally think about Norway’s landscapes, amazingly beautiful auroras, Norwegian cuisine, Geirangerfjord, a very stylish Scandi Noir way, and many other aspects. Today we will discuss three amazing Norwegian gins that shall leave you wanting for more.
Did You now? - Norway’s National Drink is Akvavit.
When you look closely, aquavit’s not so different from gin. Its mysterious aura is easily revealed when you discover its unique, yet familiar botanical notes and explore into its fascinating customs - similar to gin.
Here we have listed down the top award-winning gins from Norway to try this 2020.
Nuet Dry Aquavit
Nuet Dry Aquavit by Nuet is the world’s first aquavit that serves as a proper premium gin substitute. It combines almost 5 centuries of Scandinavian tradition with modern thinking and innovation, creating a unique piece of Scandinavia in a bottle.
Grapefruit peel and blackcurrant give Nuet Dry Aquavit a citrusy fresh taste, a nice viscosity, and a smooth finish, whilst the subtle caraway influence makes it stand out from the gin crowd.
Nuet Dry Aquavit won a Bronze medal at the London Spirits Competition held on July 8, 2020.
Skagerrak Gin by Arcus is a clear Nordic Dry gin with hints of juniper and citrus. Elements of flowers and Nordic berries are seen in gin with elegant complexity. Skagerrak Gin has a fresh aroma characterized by juniper and citrus with hints of the sea.
Skagerrak focuses on the Nordic. On the sea that unites and washes over the shores of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The flora on our northern coasts offers views and scents that are part of the Nordic people's soul. It is these scents of the sea and the beaches that inspired Skagerrak's Nordic Dry gin.
Skagerrak's seasoning is classic with juniper, coriander and orange. At Nordic latitudes, herbs and plants get more light than at other holes in the world, which means that they develop their own character. In addition, a unique distillate of seaweed has added saltiness that gives the Skagerrak even more seaside flavors.
Skagerrak Gin won a Bronze medal at the London Spirits Competition held on July 8, 2020.
Kimerud Botanisk Gin
Kimerud Botanisk Gin by Kimerud AS is made from a careful selection of Mediterranean and Scandinavian herbs, most of which are picked in Kimerud farm’s herbal garden. Some of the specially selected herbs that make up the main flavors of this gin are - Absinthium, Timian, Oregano, Basilikum and 5 mint species.
Master distiller Ståle H Johnsen chooses 28 botanicals in total, which together gives Kimerud Botanisk Gin a complete herbal flavor. Kimerud Botanisk Gin can be enjoyed neat, as a gin & tonic or as a new approach to cocktails.
Kimerud Botanisk Gin won a Bronze medal at the London Spirits Competition held on July 8, 2020.
2020 London Spirits Competition Results are live. Click here to check out.
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