Odin’s Akvavit Recipe!

Okay, here we go. For that truly unique Scandinavian experience …

1. Ingredients (per liter):

  • X liter of 60% well cut neutral (about half of your iStill’s boiler size)
  • 15 grams of caraway seeds (crushed) per liter of 60% neutral
  • 5 grams of coriander seeds (crushed) per liter of 60% neutral
  • 1 gram of dill per liter of 60% neutral
  • 0.5 gram of cardamom per liter of 60% neutra
  • water

2. Approach (boiler infused Akvavit):

  • Add the herbs to the 60% neutral in the boiler
  • Allow it to macerate for 12 to 24 hours
  • Add water to lower the ABV from 60% to 30
  • Pot distill (you will probably collect 40% ¬†of total boiler contents)
  • Dilute to 42% drinking strength
  • Give the drink 5 weeks rest in a glass demijohn before you try it
  • You want twice as much? Just do everything “times two”. Ten times more? Multiply by 10. Good luck!
  • Barrel aging? Sherry casks go really well with Akvavit together …
  • 3 to 6 months at 60%, then dilute to 42%, then let it rest for another 5 weeks

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