Thursday, November 24, 2016


Birkir hand-crafted Icelandic snaps (schnapps) made from Icelandic birch and birch sap. The birch is taken from the unspoiled Icelandic wilderness at the forest of Hallormsstőr in the East Fjords of Iceland.

“Our aim with Birkir is to capture the experience of a spring night in Iceland, the moment when, after the rain has cleared, the dew settles on the leaves of the birch trees on a wooded hillside.”

It tastes of syrup sap; of warmth; of earth.

There is a small twig in the bottle. I notice this as I chilling the Birkir in a two-cup contraption devised over ice to keep it chilled and neat.

Ok, I admit that I chewed the branch that was in the bottle. A toothpick soaking in sap liquor.

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