Spotlight: Minnesota Aquavit

A Scandinavian spirit with a following in the Bold North

By Stacy Brooks

Aquavit is an obscure spirit across most of the United States, but it’s practically commonplace in Minnesota nowadays, from small town liquor stores to cocktail menus in urban speakeasies. 

What exactly is it? “It’s not familiar,” says Mike McCarron, founder of Gamle Ode. “I can’t say It’s like rum, but sweeter, or, It’s like whiskey.” The…

This post is for paying subscribers