Koskenkorva Salmiakki - the liqueur that became too popular in Finland
Salty liquorice is a very famous sweet in the Nordic countries, especially in Finland. It is called "salmiakki" in the Finnish language. The name originates from ammonium chloride, one of the main ingredients of the sweet. It tastes salty, even stinging to some extent.
The Koskenkorva Salmiakki liqueur was so popular that the government’s retail monopoly decided to ban it.
In Finland, people of all ages eat salmiakki in the form of sweets, throat pastilles and desserts – and, of course, drinks. In fact, the Koskenkorva Salmiakki liqueur was so popular that the government’s retail monopoly decided to ban it from the shops, only shortly after it was introduced to the market.
Koskenkorva Salmiakki is the third most sold liqueur in Finland.
This popular drink was re-introduced to the market in 1995, this time with a lower alcohol percentage. It has been among the best-selling products in the Finnish alcohol monopoly ever since. In 2016, it was the third most sold liqueur in the Finnish retail monopoly Alko.
Hot chocolate with Koskenkorva Salmiakki served by the campfire.
Try out our different salmiakki liqueur variations
Koskenkorva Salmiakki Raspberry 30% 50 clScandinavia’s favorite salty candy, Salmiakki, and sweet raspberry in perfect harmony.11.90€23,80€ / l
Koskenkorva Salmiakki 30% 50 clSalty liquorice liqueur made with Scandinavia’s favorite salty candy.11.90€23,80€ / l
Koskenkorva Salmiakki Minttu 30% 50 clWhen two favorite flavors meet!11.90€23,80€ / l
Koskenkorva Salmiakki Old Style 32% 50 clOld Finnish recipe with an even saltier liquorice taste.15.98€31,96€ / l