List of Akvavit producers

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Akvavit is distilled in several locations by a number of different producers. Most small distillers founded in the 19th century have now been bought out by larger concerns, so distillation is performed by a surprisingly small number of companies. For example, in Norway, there are only two companies. Below is a list of aquavit distillers and brands organized by the general location of the distiller. Note that Vin & Sprit AB of Sweden has subsidiaries in several countries. It is also the owner of the Absolut Vodka brand.

In later years a new wave of independent distillers has seen the light of day in Scandinavia.

Norway[edit]

Arcus Produkter A/S (Subsidiary of Arcus-Gruppen AS) - Owner of the brands:

  • Gammel Opland
  • Gilde
  • Linie [1]
  • Løitens
  • Simers
  • Throndhjems
  • Bergens Aquavit 1818

Agder Brenneri K. G. Puntervold AS - Owner of the brands:

  • Aquavit 1
  • Fjellbjørk
  • Kaptein Bulls
  • Kongsberg
  • Mesan Skjøt
  • Mot Norrmalt
  • Nansen
  • Ystad's

Faroe Islands[edit]

Dism Ltd. - Owner of the brands "Havið" (The Ocean), and "Lívsins Vatn" (the Water of Life). They claim that "Havið", at 50% ABV is the strongest akvavit in the world.

Canada[edit]

Okanagan Spirits - Owner of the brand:

Sheringham Distillery

Long Table Distillery

Island Spirits - Owner of the brand:

Denmark[edit]

Aalborg Akvavit


Sweden[edit]

Vin & Sprit AB - Owner of the brands:

  • Gammal Norrlands
  • Hallands Fläder
  • Herrgårds
  • Hjärtansfröjd
  • Läckö Slottsaquavit
  • Nyköpings Brännvin
  • O.P. Anderson
  • Porsbrännvin
  • Rånäs Brännvin
  • Skåne
  • Stockholm
  • Svart Vinbärs Brännvin
  • Tällbergs Festbrännvin
  • Årsta Brännvin
  • Ödåkra Taffelaqvavit

Symposion International AB - Owner of the brands:

Symposion International also owns award winning brands Grand Bark (blended whisky) and Purity Vodka.

Germany[edit]

August Ernst GmbH & Co. KG Bad Oldesloe - Owner of the brand:

  • Oldesloer Aquavit "Sankt Petrus"

Alte MACKENSTEDTER Kornbrennerei H. Turner GmbH - Owner of the brands:

  • Lloyd Finest Aquavit

Berentzen Brennereien GmbH & Co. KG - Owner of the brands:

  • Bommerlunder
  • Bommerlunder Gold

Bartels-Langness Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG - Owner of the brand:

  • Kieler Sprotte Aquavit

Birkenhof-Brennerei GmbH - Owner of the brand:

  • Westerwälder-Aquavit

V&S Deutschland GmbH (Subsidiary of Sweden's Vin & Sprit AB) - Owner of the brands:

  • Malteserkreuz Aquavit
  • Malteser No. 2

Schilkin GmbH & Co. KG Berlin - Owner of the brand:

  • Wikinger Feuer Aquavit

A.H. Johannsen GmbH & Co. KG Flensburg - Owner of the brand:

  • Aquavit No. 6

Wilhelm Büchter GmbH & Co. KG - Owner of the brands:

  • Nordkap Aquavit
  • Mildborg Aquavit

Ludwig Dwersteg jun. GmbH & Co. KG - Owner of the brand:

  • Friedensreiter Aquavit

Kreuzritter GmbH & Co. KG - Owner of the brand:

  • Dreiling

Hardenberg-Wilthen AG - Owner of the brand:

United States[edit]

California

Blinking Owl Distillery

Geijer Spirits

Stark Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Venus Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Colorado

Devil's Head Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

  • Award-winning Aquavit [2]
  • Gold-medal award winning Oak Barrel Reserve Aquavit [3]

Illinois

North Shore Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

CH Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Michigan

Long Road Distillers - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Norden Distilling - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Minnesota

Skaalvenn Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand

Vikre Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Tattersall Distilling - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Montana

Montgomery Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

New York

Aquavit Restaurant - Owner of the brand:

Oregon

House Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brands:

Bull Run Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Rolling River Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Pennsylvania

Rowhouse Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brand:

  • Rowhouse Nordic Akvavit

Texas

Griffin Spirits - Owner of the brand:

Washington

Blackfish Spirits Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Bluewater Distilling - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Hardware Distillery - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Old Ballard Liquor Co. - Owner/Producer of the brands:

Sound Spirits - Owner/Producer of the brand:

Wisconsin

45th Parallel Spirits - Producer of the brands / Gamle Ode - Owner of the brands:

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