So the Norweigans brew this Schnaps called Linie Aquavit. The company making it claims that it is brewed in Norway, put in oak casks then loaded on a random cargoship, sailed to Australia and back again. The trip crossing the equator twice is said to enrichen and smoothing out the taste. I just can't believe it because how can this be profitable. It must cost a shitload of money sending it downthere and back. nd tts not a very expensive bottle of booze. It can be bought everywhere here for 200krs(some 30 dollars) This is a discussion I have had with my roommate. What do you guys think?
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Mass Production is good for keeping prices cheap. Lying is another good way. How much can be bought for 220krs?(I'm asking how many mL, not "a big bottle" or "a normal bottle", as those are subjective)
Feel my heat, Heavens on fire.
3rd August 2005
Aquavit is vile.
29th November 2003
Well, that certainly sounds like a marketing lie, but that price would probably actually easily cover the extra transport costs, considering it is 5,50 € more expensive per 0,5 litre bottle than normal clear high quality spirits (10,49 vs 15,99€) even though the difference in alcohol percentage isn't that significant. I'm guessing the 200 NOK is for a way bigger bottle, but then you could get a 0,7 litre bottle of Koskenkorva for 14,69€, which still is 1,30€ cheaper than the small bottle of that brownish stuff.
7th March 2003
Snaps is my nemesis. :(
You can buy one liter for 20 euros on the net. Check out their website and get the whole cormercial gimmick. Linie Aquavit
I did some research and found out they use the casks of snaps as ballast on the ships free of charge. Ballast is the thing at the very bottom of the ship meant for keeping it level in the water.