What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Welcome to Episode 175 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
Thanks for joining us for this interview episode, where we track down the best and brightest minds in the spirits and cocktail world so that we can share their secrets with you. This time around, we’re joined by spirits pioneer and Aquavit maker Christian Krogstad, creator of Krogstad Aquavit. Oh yeah, and he also created Aviation Gin. You may have heard of it.
We’re here, though, to talk specifically about Aquavit, the traditional Nordic spirit that walks and talks a little bit like gin, while following a few of its own unique botanical rules.
In this Aquavit-driven conversation with Christian Krogstad, creator of Krogstad Aquavit, some of the topics we discuss include:
What differentiates Aquavit from other botanical spirits like gin and genever
How Christian noticed an impending gap in Aquavit imports and used it as an opportunity to develop and launch his own brand.
The place that this Nordic spirit holds in Scandinavian cuisine and culture, including which foods to pair it with.
A few cocktails to play around with as you begin to build out your Aquavit collection at home,
What to drink with a college-age Stephen Hawking,
And much, much more