Altia Plc (2019)
Altia Plc is the largest spirits producer in the Nordics & owner of the market leading brands Koskenkorva Vodka and O.P.Anderson Aquavit.
Founded in 1891 by the son of O.P. Anderson (O.P.) as a tribute to his father, O.P. Anderson Original is Sweden’s oldest, most sold and most celebrated aquavit spiced with the classical Swedish combination of caraway, anise and fennel. The spice distillates are matured in over 100 years old oak vats for at least 6 months, giving O.P. its well balanced and complex character. It is an organic aquavit and is made from selected organic ingredients.
O.P. Anderson is made for those special moments when people really come together. It exists to salute those moments of belonging and togetherness. It is one of Sweden’s most beloved spirits brand and an icon of Swedishness.
The aquavit has been deeply rooted in Swedish traditions for generations, singing and drinking O.P. Anderson is associated with rituals and festive occasions like no other drink. It unites people whenever there’s a reason to celebrate.
Before drinking a small shot of aquavit (a snaps) the Swedish tradition requires a vigorous song that usually glorifies the delicacy of the drink (a snapsvisa). Drinking songs are short and easy to learn, aiming for everyone around the table to join in.
Nothing is wrong with old traditions, after all it is what made O.P.Anderson an icon. But new times come with new traditions. O.P.Anderson is now used in cocktails and is met in bars as much as at the family dinner table on Midsummer’s eve.
Born in 1981 and still invited to the party…
KOSKENKORVA VODKA – VODKA FROM A VILLAGE
In the village of Koskenkorva, life isn’t complicated. We have good barley, pure water and dedicated local farmers. We work with nature’s best ingredients to create a smooth, honest vodka. It’s as simple as that.
The farmers of Koskenkorva are honest, dedicated and hard-working people. They’ve been the backbone of Koskenkorva Vodka for six decades. And most have worked as farmers already for generations.
The barley in Koskenkorva is one of a kind. Saana and Elmeri, our custom barley varieties, are the northernmost barleys in the world. The long days of our summer growing season make it possible to get a great harvest in the autumn.
The spring water is as pure as it gets. 18 000 cubic meters of it is filtered daily through the ridges of Salpausselkä and all we need to do is to filter out the leaves and branches.
And in the end, Koskenkorva vodka is distilled through a state of the art continuous distillation process. This is the reason why one of the world’s purest ethanols does not require separate carbon filtering. The only ingredient added to the distilled spirit is pure spring water.
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