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Welcome to Vintersol Distillery

The home of aquavit in the UK

Tucked away in a railway arch in southwest London, we create small-batch spirits inspired by Nordic flavours, and guided by Scandinavian design principles.

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25th November , 2022 25 / 11 / 2022 Friday, 25th November
Remember our bourbon barrel aquavit experiment? Well, it turned out brilliantly – sitting at a solid 54% ABV, it’s big, bold, and boasts some amazing flavour. A little more experimentation, and it should be ready for some limited edition runs! #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #fredagsbar #bourbonbarrelaged
18th November , 2022 18 / 11 / 2022 Friday, 18th November
After months of R&D, we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve cracked the recipe for our forthcoming No.2 Original Aquavit! Distilled with dill seed, aniseed, coriander seed, and lemon peel, it’s herbaceous on the nose, smooth on the palate, and warm & spicy on the finish. We can’t wait to share it with you, just as soon as we finalise the packaging! #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #newproduct
12th November , 2022 12 / 11 / 2022 Saturday, 12th November
It's been a long old week but we made it through! Time for a #fredagsbar with a cold beer and even colder aquavit. #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily
4th November , 2022 04 / 11 / 2022 Friday, 4th November
New additions to our webshop! Our bottled Nordic Negronis have proven amazingly popular at the distillery, and they’re now available to buy online. Hand crafted using premium ingredients, including our No.1 Original Aquavit, they’re a fantastic Scandinavian twist on an Italian classic. We also now have merch! Spread the word and show your love of Vintersol with one of a limited number of caps and beanies – perfect for the winter months ahead. #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #negroni #negronitime #negronilovers #merch #wandsworth
7th October , 2022 07 / 10 / 2022 Friday, 7th October
While an Aquavit & Tonic is an ideal refreshing summer drink, as the nights draw in we’ve increasingly found ourselves mixing up Nordic Negronis for both ourselves and our guests. In fact, it’s been so popular, we’ve decided to bottle it as part of our new Double Measure cocktail range! Made with our own No.1 Original Aquavit, Campari, and Vermut Lustau Rojo, the Nordic Negroni is the perfect drink for sipping in comfort, with good company. Pour it over ice, stir until cold, garnish with some orange peel, and you’re set. We currently have a very limited number for sale at our distillery, but we will be mixing up some more very soon, and making them available on our website. You can also find the recipe there, if you fancy making one yourself at home! #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #negroni #negronitime #negronilovers
22nd September , 2022 22 / 09 / 2022 Thursday, 22nd September
We are very happy to announce that our online shop is now OPEN for a trial period, selling a very limited quantity of our finest No.1 Original Aquavit! Shipping is FREE for the duration of the trial, so please bear with us as we work through any kinks in the system. Check out our website to order: vintersoldistillery.com #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily
16th September , 2022 16 / 09 / 2022 Friday, 16th September
Today we are experimenting with harvesting flavour from fresh dill using our specialist extractor from @istill.ig. This process allows us to capture the bright, vibrant profile of this delicate herb far better than directly distilling it. We can then take what we collect and transform it into a concentrated essence, to be added to our creations down the line. #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily
2nd September , 2022 02 / 09 / 2022 Friday, 2nd September
With a massive thanks to @wearewebfactory for their beautiful design, we're very excited to announce the launch of our website! Visit vintersoldistillery.com to book a distillery tour, reserve our conference/bar space for a private event, and (coming soon!) purchase some delicious handmade aquavit. We have also published some cocktail recipes to give you a few ideas on ways to enjoy this amazing, versatile spirit. #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #newwebsite #websitelaunch
26th August , 2022 26 / 08 / 2022 Friday, 26th August
A very civilised Fredagsbar this week at Vintersol, featuring this delightful Aquavit martini with an orange peel twist garnish. Recipe below: Ingredients: 60ml aquavit 7.5ml dry vermouth (more if you prefer a wetter martini) Orange peel twist garnish Directions: Stir aquavit & vermouth in shaker with plenty of ice until painfully cold. Double strain into chilled glass. Squeeze peel over cocktail to impart oils, then twist, drop in, and serve. Skål! #fredagsbar #Vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #cocktail #Scandinavia #Scandi #Nordic #London #Putney #Londonarches #istillfamily #friday #fridayfeeling #fridaymood #weekendvibes
10th August , 2022 10 / 08 / 2022 Wednesday, 10th August
Hard at work taste testing recipes for our No.2 Aquavit. This one will be dill-based, so we're aiming for light, herbaceous notes to contrast with the earthy, spicy tones of the No.1. Definitely worse ways to spend a muggy summer afternoon! #vintersol #aquavit #akvavit #distillery #distilling #handmade #scandi #scandinavia #nordic #putney #london #londonarches #istillfamily #tastetest