Jun. 12th, 2014
Alcohol from Iceland happened today with my friends.
Reyka– The first thing we tried. It was vodka. Not great vodka nor bad vodka. Really, most vodkas are indistinguishable from one another.
Brennivín– I got the herbal content clearly, but I failed a identifying caraway, one of my favorite spices.
Birkir– Perfectly lovely. Nice birch flavor without being overwhelming. The guy who sold this to my friend R— said that he did not like it plain. Our consensus was that it was a pleasant and not too overwhelming schnapps.
Björk– A liquor that was not too sweet, but did start to make us think of maple syrup. Good, but possibly too much by itself in a large shot. Would drink again and enjoy it.
Lava Bitters– A little bit like sweet cough syrup. Good mixed, but nothing special.
A very nice gift from my friend and we had a good time talking food, science fiction, and plants.