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When Gilde launched the very first Christmas aquavit in 1988, the goal was to present an aquavit suited to traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes. Gilde Juleaquavit was an immediate success and is Norway’s best-selling Christmas aquavit.


Every year since its launch, Gilde Juleaquavit is produced according to the same traditional recipe: a share of the aquavit has been matured one year, a portion has been matured for two years and the rest is the unique reserve aquavit. Gilde Juleaquavit, therefore, contains precious drops from all vintages that have ever been made.


The design of this year’s bottle is inspired by dreams of a Christmas filled with snow and magic. This Christmas celebration will be special and expectations will be high after almost two years with distance from family and friends. Gilde Juleaquavit 2021 wishes everyone a very merry Christmas with loved ones.


Colour: Golden

Nose: Spicy and rounded with appealing cask character and floral notes.


Taste: Rounded style, with hints of vanilla, caramel, and dried fruits from cask maturation.

Pairing: Perfect for traditional Christmas dishes, in particular Norwegian pork belly.

Cask maturation: Average age 2.5 years.

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