When it comes to alcohol, some spirits are naturally associated with a country. Mexico has tequila, Russia has vodka, America has bourbon, and England has gin. Although the Nordic countries are typically associated with the production of Akvavit, the Nordic Gin House has conjured up some world-class selections that rival even the staunchest English gin producers. A case in point is København Klassisk Gin, recently released by Nordic Gin House.
The secret to København Klassisk (Copenhagen Classic, for those who were wondering) is the dedication to artisan craft distilling. The Nordic Gin House produces several gins, but the Klassik stands out because of its abundance of juniper berries. If you’ve ever wondered why gin can sometimes taste like pine trees, juniper is to blame. København Klassisk, balanced with coriander, angelica root, thyme, cardamom, and licorice root, has a mild and slightly citrus flavor, so the beverage goes down smoother and mixes well with tonic or lemon-lime soft drinks. København Klassisk Gin is also produced in small batches, meaning that master distillers pay attention to the blend every step of the way.
While on the subject of spirits, check out Hanson Sonoma Distillery’s Single Malt Double Barrel Whiskey.