Sweden-based Norrbottens Destilleri has unveiled its inaugural aquavit, and raised £700,000 (US$873,495) in capital.Sweden’s ‘northernmost’ distillery has ventured into the aquavit category, having previously been a producer of gin. Described as a modern interpretation of a ‘timeless classic’ by the brand, the new bottling presents notes of caraway and dill, with a kick of batak pepper and sun-dried citrus. The flavour profile is said to be rounded off with toasted sweet fennel. ”Not that we don’t love gin, but the new step we’re taking with Norrbottens Destilleri, expanding our range, feels incredibly exciting," said Dennis Bejedal, founder and master distiller at Norrbottens Destilleri. "Our akvavit makes a timely entrance for the summer, and our hope is that it will become a new favourite on Midsummer tables throughout the country." Norrbotten’s aquavit is recommended served as an aperitif, in a cocktail, or as a companion to seafood. The liquid is present in sustainable bottles, which are 33% lighter than those the brand usually uses, and accommodate 40% more liquid content. The brand has also revealed that it has raised £700,000 in capital, and the investment will be put towards fuelling its growth and development, and exploring new avenues of creativity in the industry. The brand was awarded three Gold medals in the The Gin Masters 2022 – First Tasting. Notes of “fresh pine” and a “soft floral nose” were detected in the Mountain Dry Gin, while “pine and black pepper” were included in the tasting notes of the Sicilian Dreams expression.