Brenni-Blog


A Brief History of Brennivin

May 22, 2019 Joe S

In contrast to the colorful French and Italian spirits labels at the time, the government of Iceland demanded a stark black and white label for the newly legal spirit. The intention was to be visually unappealing, and limit demand. 
It didn't work.

Ready for Fall!

September 24, 2016 Joe S

With a restock of our classic white-on-black t-shirts and the first official drop of our lightweight hoodies, we are ready for Fall. Our shirt supplier has raised prices for their larger sizes (3XL in t-shirts, XL in hoodies) so there is now a slight upcharge on those items. If you are looking for our traditional, black label, Brennivín check out our availability list. Not yet in your state? Maybe one of our partners can ship to you?


Brennivín in the New York Times

August 08, 2015 Joe S

Wow, it was really exciting to see this piece in the New York Times featuring one of the great Brennivín cocktails on the menu at The Up & Up in New York City. Check out the article here, and visit Chaim, Matt and the crew at The Up & Up the next time you are in NYC. Try a Stone Crush... Chaim Dauermann’s Stone Crush 1½ ounces Brennivín aquavit ½ ounce Dolin Blanc vermouth ¼ ounce Rabarbaro Zucca amaro 1 ounce Stiegl Goldbräu pilsner beer 1 cucumber, sliced 1 lemon 1. In a mixing glass, muddle three or four slices...


Summer Updates

July 08, 2015 Joe S

We've been working hard to add new bars, restaurants, and liquor stores to the Brennivín family.  Look for us at Astor Wines, Aquavit, Death & Co, and The Up & Up in Manhattan, and Duke's Liquor Box in Brooklyn. If you are in San Francisco you can now find Brennivín at Mollie Stone's Markets in the Bay Area. Outside of Boston the crew at Ceia Kitchen + Bar are doing amazing things.  And in Portland Oregon, find Brennivín at Angel Face, Shift Drinks, Broder Nord, and Expatriate. Can't find Brennivín near you? Try one of our retail partners: East Coast: DrinkUpNY Mountain States: The Liquor Store of Jackson...


February Fun & A Little Contest - Answered

March 06, 2015 Joe S

UPDATE: The correct answer to the question of the cans below is Ora Beans. Ora is a very famous brand of canned beans in Iceland. Of course, we think opening up a can of "Airtail 2015" cocktails might be a little more fun than beans. Our mini-Thorrablot (the traditional Icelandic mid-winter celebration) in Seattle on the 21st of February at Rob Roy was a huge success, and we're pretty excited to get right back on the road for the Icelandic Association of Northern California's Thorrablot coming up on March 7th. Details here. Watch our blog or our Twitter feed @brennivinusa...