Our aquavit is the first spirit ever produced in Newfoundland that has been fully grown and legally distilled In the province. The ingredients come from coast to coast; the barley was grown and dried in Cormac, the honey is from Tuck’s Bee Better Farm in Grand Falls, pristine spring water comes from Springdale, the peat and juniper from Clarke’s Beach and a dash of savory from Mt. Scio in St John’s.
The barley is ground, fermented and then triple distilled in our copper stills in Clarke’s Beach. The peat and juniper branches are smoked right on the beach, in our custom built smoker. These flavours are carefully combined with a hint of caramelized honey and savory to make a very fine, smooth aquavit. Aquavit is a Nordic spirit which is traditionally a grain based alcohol flavoured with local herbs and botanicals. We’ve made ours unique to Newfoundland and in some ways it’s a young ‘wannabe’ whisky; there’s a hint of smokiness, the campfire is there safely in the distance, a little bit of earthiness from the peat, herbal notes from the savory and a comforting roundness from a small touch of honey.
This is a young smooth spirit, reminiscent of the aromas and purity of a walk through the Newfoundland wilderness.
Aquavit can be enjoyed in many ways, from straight, over ice and in many whisky based cocktails, from an old fashioned, to an aquavit sour and even a hot toddy!