Era: Distilled 1973 / Bottled 1974
ABV: Not Stated
Linie Aquavit is a potato-based Norwegian spirit. It is rich and complex, noting a number of spices in its profile. However, caraway comes through as the dominant spice. Each and every drop is sent on a sea voyage across the globe to be matured at sea in old sherry oak casks under extremely varying weather conditions.
This particular bottle was carried on board Wilh. Wilhelmsen's M/S "Tricolor" around the world and crossed the Equator (or, "Linie") twice. It departed on 9.2.73 and returned on 8.4.74
This individual process of maturation and wonderful tradition makes for a unique spirit. The constant rolling of the casks through changes in humidity and temperature contribute to the remarkable qualities of this spirit.