North Shore Aquavit
A Gold Medal winner at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 95 points and "Exceptional" from the Beverage Testing Institute: "Yellow straw color with a chartreuse cast. Vibrant and stimulating aromas of pink peppercorns, cardamom, lemongrass, medicinal roots and herbs, and sandalwood follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with a touch of tilled earth a long, spicy fade. Excellent flavor, purity and depth." 9/10 from the Spirits Review, who called it: "[i]ncredibly smooth and seductively aromatic--especially for an aquavit." This domestic aquavit has the Scandinavian spirit's distinctive caraway note, with cumin and coriander and oak influences that soft and integrate the flavors.