SB’s best-tasting spirits of 2020

6th January, 2021 by admin

Blinking Owl Aquavit

Speciality Spirits Taste Master 2020

Aquavit has seemingly found a new lease of life in the past couple of years, with many linking its growing success to the popularity of gin. In The Speciality Spirits Masters 2020 blind tasting, Blinking Owl Aquavit was awarded a Master medal in the Aquavit heat.

The expression was praised for its “intensely fruity nose” that was “exotic in style”, with aromas of “candied oranges and apricot, plus a touch of banana”.

On the palate, our judges found that the aquavit had a “herbal” flavour profile with a “fresh finish”. Ivan Dixon, independent spirits consultant and judge, said Blinking Owl presented an interesting example of aquavit because it was “very different”.

Blinking Owl Aquavit is bottled at 42.5% ABV and is made in California. The expression is produced using organic wheat and malted barley, and by macerating 10 organic botanicals – including a final steep in caraway.

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