Our Distillery is equipped with a custom made 180L hybrid still, mainly producing Norwegian Aquavit, but also focusing on Gin and Vodka. Predominately concentrating on botanical spirits allows us to work closely with clients to customise our spirits specifically to their wants and needs. It is also important for our head distiller to collaborate with the team of HIMKOK to create unique and exciting flavours that can be used in cocktails, giving our guests a true Norwegian experience.
Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit produced in Norway, Sweden and Denmark with a variation of flavours and aromas. To be classified as Aquavit it must be made with caraway and/or dill. The main aromatic compound from caraway seeds is carvone, which is chemically very similar to mint or spearmint. While this minty flavour can be present in Danish and Swedish Aquavits, it is almost non-existent in Norwegian Aquavits. At HIMKOK we 'refine' the flavour of caraway by heating the seeds through the pot and column before passing through the spice chamber, giving it a cleaner and more balanced spiced flavour.