Alcoholic Spirits in Estonia
Posted: Nov 24, 2020
With increasing gin consumption along with the best tonic that was conceived in India Estonian spirits are creating a ripple all over Europe. The country has a long history of distilling the finest alcohol especially Vodka for the Russian Empire. By eighteen century a large number of farms could boast of distilleries busy making Vodka. Wine making too has been popular besides the finest in craft beer. Nineteenth Century witnessed the next stage of revolution in alcohol production thanks to improved methods of distillation.
A museum stands a commemoration and exposition of spirits making in Estonia. In the contemporary era beer, wine, gin and alcohol free spirits are distilled in the country and sold all over EU. Local brewed beers and Kali a fermented root beer are most popular in the country besides G&T..
Whence four techies decided to enter into liquor distillation finest gin and tonic became available for Estonians and gradually Europe. The base was Saaremaa and the distillation was at Lahhentagge a village where once an old distillery making Vodka existed.
Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia in the Baltic Sea in Western Estonian Archipelago. The island forms the main barrier between Gulf of Riga and the Baltic Sea. It is part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is home to many floral species that are rare and endemic.
Saaremaa is unspoiled ecosystem with floral and fauna wealth unsurpassed and unspoiled. It is a biodiversity hub with home to fruits, herbs and shrubs flowering the year around. The country is home to finest botanical like juniper which is an essential element in the making of dry gin. Besides plenty of herbs, shrubs and roots used in making of the finest Osel Gin are available. Fresh ingredients are the success of alcoholic spirits distilled by the company.
With plenty of botanicals available Lahhentagge first entered to distill gin famous all over the World. Master blender Maarit Poor set to work and created the finest craft gin branded as Osel after Saaremaa in German. Osel is a dry gin hand crafted to perfection it has been liked by many in Europe thanks to its unique aroma and taste created using the local ingredients. It is the finest among the rye spirits the rye is rich and subscribes to the premium quality.
Subsequently the boutique distillery created finest tonics flavored with cardamom, spruce and lemon. Spruce is a Christmas tree, and the company recycles second hand spruce trees in order to obtain the spruce extract. This is a noble responsible act and eco-friendly venture.
The emergence of alcohol free spirits imitating gin is a revolution. And Lahhentagge has been successful in making two such beverages or drinks. Flaneur and Flaneuse carry hallmark quality and excellence of Lahhentagge with alcohol being separated from the distill in each case.
The flavor is that of rich cardamom, finest juniper with tones of a mix of botanical foraged fresh from wilderness of Estonia. Flaneur is an IWSC award winning beverage and has been successfully included in the recipes of many popular cocktails besides being a stand alone drink. The virtues described in this article vindicate that finest spirits are distilled in Estonia.
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