The way we usually do that is to accompany the traditional herring, potatoes, eggs and sourcream with some swedish schnapps. This year I decided to go with the 'Eastern-Sweden malt and grain schnapps'!
This schnapps is based on a malt and grain destillate that has been matured in oak casks and after maturation spiced with honey and raisins! Ok, let's try it!
Very faint touches of dry grape-peel in combo with light sultana raisins. Not that overly evident alcohol for being ”brännvin/schnapps”. Quite malty actually, very interesting nose. Some touches of honey melon and a slight vanilla somwhere in the background… really soft spirit when you nose it like this in a grappa-glass!
This schnapps for sure is whisky-esque! Starts of with a tad of salt liqorice and Poitin, then very light honey with ginger. We also have the sultanas from the nose. After a while there is a soft oakyness, which developes quite fast into a kind of dry maltyness. I strongly recommend malt-heads to try this one!
To sum up:This one works very well at room temperature (although the swedish schnapps traditionally is served at freezer-cold temperature) and served in company of wonderful strawberrys and whipped cream J Just as I was served by my beautiful wife right now... Sláinte!
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