Aquavit barrel 500 l

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  • 1813
Freshly emptied Aquavit barrel 500 l. The word Aquavit originates from the latin words “aqua... more

Freshly emptied Aquavit barrel 500 l.

The word Aquavit originates from the latin words “aqua vitae” which means “Water of live”. This Spirit is a clear till golden-yellow liquid and originates from Scandinavia. The Aquavit consists of spirits distillated from grains and potatoes. At the start the distillates have an alcoholic strength of 96 %.
The strong taste after kummel will be given after the distillation. The spirit is mixed with water and a brand specific blend of spices (e.g.: coriander, fenchel, cinnamon,…). The Alcohol need to have a minimum alcoholic strength of 37,5 % after maturing.

One of the most famous brands is “Linie Aquavit” which was invented in Trondheim and is one of the best Aquavit. In 1805 the merchant Jørgen B. Lysholm loaded a ship in Trondheim with spirit and other goods which should be exchanged in Indonesia. But nobody wanted the Aquavit that’s why the spirit came back in 1807. Thanks to this journey the spirit has gone through a unique maturing in its sherry barrels. Now it has a more complex and full-bodied taste.
Meanwhile more than 1000 barrels are on ships as a deck cardo and the Aquavit gets its unique character. Every sip of Aquavit tells its own story of its particular sea journey.

Dimensions ca.:
Length of staves: 130 cm 
Ø Belly: 89 cm
Ø Head: 69 cm 

Barrel will be deliverd with a wooden or silicon bung.

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