Solveig Gin is the first release from Far North Spirits, a craft distillery located on a fourth generation working family farm in northwestern MN. Solveig is made from rye grown on Section 4 of the farm. Each botanical is individually distilled to create a flavor profile that is right as rain.
"Among my favorite discoveries of the year."
Aaron Knoll, The Gin Is In
Estate Farmed Rye Gin
Solveig \SOUL-vai\ is born of AC Hazlet Winter Rye planted and harvested by the distiller on the family farm. Every step of production – milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling – is done by hand at Far North Spirits.
Tasting Notes | Offering a nose of citrus, pine cones, and a hint of lavender, Solveig combines a creamy entry with an almost ethereal lightness on the palate. Complex and concentrated in the glass after twenty-four hours of air, the gin shows exceptional balance in the mid-palate, with added flavors of thyme and coriander. The finish is rich, persistent, and almost cool, with lingering notes of black olives and fresh grain.
Individual Botanical Distillation | Solveig is made by distilling each botanical individually. Distillations are then blended together to create the final spirit. Although most gin is produced by distilling all botanicals at once in a single run, Far North is committed to this more labor intensive method as it results in a gin with greater consistency, depth and character.
The Scandinavian woman’s name Solveig (we don’t pronounce the g) has deep Nordic roots, combining the elements sól sun and veig strength. We love both the history and the sound of Solveig – soulful, strong and bright. Just like our gin.
THE SOLVEIG NEGRONI
1.5 oz Solveig Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
2 dashes bitters
Combine all ingredients in a glass. Add ice. Stir to chill. Garnish with orange peel.
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