Episode 12

Published on:

26th Jun 2020

Episode 12: Lysholm Linie Aquavit

Episode 12 features Lysholm Linie Aquavit from Norway. It's a caraway flavored potato-based liquor bottled at 41.5% alcohol by volume, 83 proof.

Enjoy this episode with some Linie neat!

Linie's official website: https://linie.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1805 - Lysholm ships aquavit to the East Indies, nobody buys it
  • 1807 - Aquavit shipment returns to Norway, aged from the sea voyage
  • 1821 - Current recipe developed
  • 2103 - Over 2.5 million bottles produced that year
  • 2018/19 - The Linie Proof live stream of a shipment of maturing aquavit

Key Cocktail:

Linie isn't really meant for mixing.

You simply drink it neat as they do in Norway. However, the Linie website has a few recipes.


Euromaxx TV segment from 2013.

60 Second Linie TV ad for the US market

Adam Rogers' book: Proof, the Science of Booze

Contact Information:

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About the Podcast

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.