Celebration is Gamle Ode’s aquavit’s aquavit–the most traditional in style of our three offerings.
We were already developing this Danish Jubilaeum–style aquavit when some friends at the Danish American Center pulled Gamle Ode founder Mike McCarron aside to say they wanted a true “snaps.” To them, true snaps had stronger caraway and anise flavors. Celebration does exactly this and more.
Gamle Ode Celebration Aquavit is distilled with dill, caraway, juniper, coriander, vanilla bean, star aniseed, plus lemon and orange citrus peels. Two types of barrels lend Celebration its light golden hue: the wine barrels we used to finish the Holiday Aquavit and barrels that previously held 45th Parallel’s Border Bourbon.
“It’s very well balanced, complex, and lingers for a long time,” says Portland bartender and blogger Jacob Grier, who uses it in place of gin in a classic Martinez cocktail.
All Gamle Ode aquavits are infused and distilled at 45th Parallel in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Celebration Aquavit is bottled at 42% alcohol by volume (84 proof)