Latin for “water of life”, aqua vitae, or akvavit as we know it in Sweden, dates back to the 15th century when it was first created by monks as a medicine to cure physical and spiritual ailments. Over time, the botanical spirit migrated from apothecaries to dinner tables and today, no Swedish celebration is complete without it. Our beloved Åhus Akvavit is a contemporary expression of the spice and citrus-based spirit, designed to bring that classic magic to curious drinkers across the globe.
To call Åhus home
The tiny seaside village of Åhus has been the distillation hub of Sweden for over a century. At the center of Åhus lies the Spiritchurch; the heart and soul of our town. Built in 1906, this four-story copper still distillery has been home to generations of passion and akvavit craftsmanship and continues to operate today.
A curiously unique taste
If you’re new to akvavit, our fresh-tasting original blend will feel all at once familiar and surprising. You’ll notice earthy caraway, herbal rosemary and bright lemon peel as well as lighter touches of fennel and Seville orange. Expect a silky mouthfeel with a medium long finish that’s bright and spicy.