‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.’ –Dr. Seuss
This…is how I feel when asked to describe our special new Holiday on Rye Aquavit.
We Americans are both connected and disconnected from our Old World roots. As we say on every bottle, Gamle Ode is Nordic-inspired, for the Scandinavian at heart. Our aquavits are traditional, but also uniquely Scandinavian-American.
Our latest release, a limited edition seasonal aquavit, is our best effort to make that Scandinavian-American connection literal: our aquavit, finished in American rye whiskey barrels.
True to ourselves and inspired by the seasonal Yule Aquavits prepared in Scandinavia each year, we started with our Holiday Aquavit recipe: 45th Parallel’s corn-dominated grain alcohol base infused with dill, caraway, juniper, mint, allspice, and orange peels and then redistilled. Next we finished the Holiday Aquavit in American oak barrels that were used once to age 45th Parallel’s New Richmond Rye Whiskey. We’re tremendously proud of this aquavit, perhaps the first of its kind in the 600-year history of the spirit.
Key ingredients of corn and fresh dill are grown from three farms located within a twenty-five-mile radius of our distillery, as locally sourced as possible, used in true small batch, handmade production. We then bottled this aquavit at a higher ~100 proof to provide the bartender and drinker more of the full spirit. This effort combines the best of both worlds: Scandinavian aquavit and American rye whiskey.
We sincerely hope you enjoy these true flavors. Share it with your family and friends. Be alive, be a youer you!
Don’t just drink responsibly, live responsibly.
All Gamle Ode aquavits are infused and distilled at 45th Parallel in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Holiday on Rye Aquavit is bottled at ~50% alcohol by volume (100 proof)