Read more about Nordic tastes, such as aquavit, liquorice and forest berries.
Learning the essence of salty liquorice ie. salmiakki
Salty liquorice – salmiakki in Finnish - is a unique candy which is known only to approximately 1 % of the world’s population. It is an intriguing combination of sweet and salty taste.
Koskenkorva Salmiakki - the liqueur that became too popular in Finland
Koskenkorva Salmiakki, a liqueur made of Koskenkorva Vodka and salty liquorice, was introduced to the Finnish market in the early 1990s. Shortly after its release, production was banned because it was selling too well.
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Aquavit in Cocktails
During the recent years, aquavit has gained strong foothold in the bursting cocktail scene in northern Europe. Bartenders around Scandinavia are mixing tasty and interesting cocktails from aquavit.
The history of aquavit
For hundreds of years barrels of caraway-spiced aquavit from the north have travelled the seas around the world.
Searching for the perfect after ski drink
Nordic Spirits editor Milja went searching for the best after ski drink. Here's what she found!
The best Nordic winter drinks
The coldest winter season is approaching - read on to find out what are the best Nordic Winter Drinks!
Valhalla Nordic Herb Shot is a very unique herb liqueur
Valhalla is a Nordic Herb Shot developed and produced in Finland. It's a great drink for different occasions since it tastes delicious both ice-cold and in room temperature.
What is the difference between glögg and glühwein?
Glögg is a popular winter drink in the Nordic countries, while glühwein is enjoyed in German-speaking countries. What connects these two drinks?
Five tips for the preparation of glögg
Keep these basic rules in mind when heating up your winter warmer.
Blossa 21 - Annual glögg travels to Valencia, Spain
This year's glögg is a tasteful fusion of traditional glögg spices and the sweet and healthy freshness of the orange.
The most peculiar Nordic drinks to try
The Nordic culture has impacted the way we drink here in the north, too. Some of the most popular Nordic drinks are unknown to the rest of the world. Here is a few to try out!
The best shot combinations
Mixing of different shot liqueurs can be fun and rewarding - but you might also face a hiccup. Learn the safe bets for combining shots.
What does the hit Netflix show Vikings: Valhalla & Valhalla Herb Shot have in common?
If you’ve been binge-watching the spin-off to the popular show Vikings, you’re not alone. But what does Vikings: Valhalla have in common with the Valhalla Herb Shot? Read on to find out! (And do not fear, there are no spoilers ahead).
Glögg and other hot drinks for cool weather
Glögg and home-cooked spicedhot wines are perfect for warming up cool nights around the year. Glögg also makes a nice ingredient for drinks, punches and pastries.
Nordic Spirits Lab Gin is something totally different
Nordic × Gin is a distilled hybrid gin with akvavit botanicals. Quirky and fresh, it’s a gin with a Nordic twist. And it’s perfect for cocktails.
Rum Ö – New premium rum from Finland
Made by Altia and Åland-based Smakby distillery, Ö Dark Rum is the first rum to be distilled and made in Finland.
Drinks with forest berries
Forest berries, such as blueberry, raspberry, lingonberry, cranberry are a great source of taste & freshness. Here is a list of products where we have used berries from the forest. Made in Finland, of course.
Foraging is one of the most popular hobbies in Finland
If you wondered why the village of Koskenkorva became up with a foraged Koskenkorva Vodka, you don’t need to go far to look for the reason. Statistics show that foraging is one the most popular hobbies among Finns.
World's first foraged vodka is made by Koskenkorva
Koskenkorva Foraged Vodka is a new, unique premium vodka that takes the consumer back to the nature and combines today’s trends of food foraging and local craftsmanship.
Year by Year - the story behind Annual Blossa Glögg
How did an elixir of the afterlife become the pinnacle of Scandinavian Christmas traditions veiled in a unique design? Meet the creative forces behind an iconic vehicle for Christmas spirits.
Top 5 quirky bars in the Nordics
There are many great bars around the Nordics. We listed five bars that are top quality and packed with personality.
Recipes and Cocktails
A classic Negroni with Nordic elements. This bitter cocktail offers hints of herbs and fruits with sweetness from vermouth and jam.
NSL Gin & Tonic
A Nordic twist on a classic Gin & Tonic. Nordic Spirits Lab Gin and its akvavit botanicals offer a refreshing take on one of the most popular cocktails of all time.