Brenni-Blog


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...


Portland, Oregon Update (Updated) and a Brennivin Question Answered

January 29, 2015 Joe S

Not only is Icelandair beginning direct service between PDX and Reykjavik this spring, but now you can purchase Brennivín in Portland (and throughout Oregon) as well. Brennivín is available as a special order through any state liquor store in Oregon, or stop by Fenrir in Portland for a drink. Update: Brennivín is now also on offer at Multnomah Whiskey Library 1124 SW Alder St. in Portland. We've gotten a bunch of emails asking "What herbs are used to make Brennivin?" The answer might surprise you. Caraway. 100% caraway. Caraway and only caraway!


Brennivín in The NY Post & More

November 30, 2014 Joe S

In case you missed it, the NY Post did a roundup (here) of hard-to-find, international spirits now being poured in some of NYC's more adventurous bars and restaurants. Our good friends at Skal NYC made the list, with Brennivin of course. Speaking of NYC, the guys at Baby's All Right, in Williamsburg are now serving Brennivin. They're at 146 Broadway, right down the block from Peter Luger Steakhouse. Pretty obvious what we'll be doing on our next trip to Brooklyn! Portland bartender, blogger, and all around Aquavit enthusiast, Jacob Grier, included Brennivin in a recent post (here). We're looking forward...