Akvavit

Akvavit

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Akvavit or aquavit is a traditional flavoured spirit that is principally produced in Scandinavia, where it was already being produced in the 15th century.Akvavit gets its distinctive flavor from spices and herbs, most often from caraway. It typically contains 40% alcohol by volume.The word akvavit is derived from the Medieval Latin aqua v tae, "water of life." The word whiskey is derived from uisce beatha, the Gaelic equivalent of this phrase. Likewise, clear fruit brandy is called "eau de vie" (French for "water of life"). An apocryphal story holds that akvavit actually means "water from the vine," a picturesque folk etymology derived through conflation of Latin v tae with the Italian vite (vine).show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136520524
  • 9786136520520