Aquavit (or Akvavit), literally translated as water of life& is a traditional pale grape or grain spirit first distilled centuries ago in the pastoral regions of Northern Italy, France, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The best known brands are the Swedish O.P. Anderson , the Norweigian Gambol of Linie and the Danish Aarlborg. The drink, traditionally made with carraway and an arak spirit base was supposedly discovered by alchemists searching for the secret of eternal youth and beauty. The akvavit produced for the first two hundred years or so was not particularly attractive however - in fact, it was actually a bit cloudy and coarse. But ever since Aalborg began production in 1840, the golden, crystal-clear drops of this particular beverage have been a pleasure both to look at and to taste. Aalborg Jubilaeums Akvavit was created in 1946 to celebrate the centenary of Aalborg Taffel Akvavit. Golden in colour, Aalborg Jubilaeums Akvavit possesses simple, elegant aromas. The characteristic flavour of this clean and fruity akvavit is in combination with coriander, a trace of star aniseed and citrus.
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