Ålander (pronounced "OH-lan-der") is made in small batches from domestically sourced Demerara and Turbinado sugar. Far North Spirits uses whole bean spices commonly found in Scandinavian baking and infuse them by hand. No artificial color or flavors are added.
Showing a nose of allspice, nutmeg, clove and ginger snap cookies, Ålander is both complex and exceptionally focused, like angels dancing on the somewhat crowded head of a pin. It has background aromas of mocha, cardamom and butterscotch, that give way to root beer, vanilla and a touch of peppermint. All combined by a smooth texture with clean, crisply defined flavors, Ålander finishes with sweet notes of caramel and banana bread.
The northernmost distillery in the contiguous United States, Far North Spirits makes premium, heritage spirits inspired by Minnesota’s character and agricultural abundance. Located just 25 miles from the Canadian border, Far North is one of only a handful of estate distilleries nation-wide to also grow their own grains.