The cooperation, Bondesamvirket Løiten Brænderi, was established in 1855 and the distillery was made fully operational on the 15th January 1856. It came about because of the government’s increasingly stricter regulations in regards to distilling, as well as, higher production demands and the prohibition of distilling at home.
The farmers on Løiten, not to mention the average consumer in the capital Christiania, demanded their bottles with liquor. Initially the liquor agents, Larsen and Poulsen, represented the cooperation in the capital, and they eventually established their own distillery with a wholesale outlet in Christiania.
In 1874, they opened Løiten Brænderis Distillation in Oslo. The recipes that were developed then are still used today.
Loitens Export is a Norwegian aquavit which spends 3 to 5 months in oak casks before it's bottled. Works particularly well as an aperitif or perhaps alongside an appetizer of cured meats.
Tasting Notes: Big, spicy aroma with an oak character, hints of cumin, anise, fennel and orange zest
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