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...
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...
April 04, 2015 • Joe S
By far the number one question we are asked is "Where can I buy Brennivin?" The short answer is to check out our regularly updated list here. But if you live in a state where Brennivin is not yet available, hope is not lost. We have a few retail partners that might be able to help you out. East Coast: DrinkUpNY Mountain States: The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole West Coast: K&L Wines More to come. Kær kveðja, Joe
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...
February 15, 2015 • Joe S
and the 2014 Christmas Brennivín has been declared delicious! Read the mini-review and interview with Cocktail & Cologne's Harry Sheff right here.