J?rgen Lysholm Trondhjems Aquavit
On 7 December 1806, the “Trondhjems Pr?ve” crossed the Equator on her way home with a cargo of spices and other commodities. An oaken barrel of the unsold spirits was opened to celebrate the crossing of the Line, and there was great wonderment among the seamen when they tasted what their mugs had been filled with. Gone was the raw, fusel oil infested potato liquor – a transformation had taken place in the oaken barrels during the voyage. Safely back in Trondheim in 1807, the barrels were reopened. In principle, Line aquavit had been invented, and maturing in sherry vats became the norm
Sharp and spicy Aquavit.