In the Middle Ages, only monks knew the art of distilling strong alcohol. It was not for nothing that this liquid was called Aqva Vitae because it was mainly used for the treatment of illnesses, not for getting drunk. In Olde Hansa, strong spirits are made by an old monk, who can occasionally be seen in Olde Hansa wearing the monk’s habit.
Olde Hansa’ Aqva Vitae – of flavoured vodka – is a traditional drink much favoured by everybody. It should be no surprise the Olde Hansa has created its very own range of ‘aquavit’ as it is more commonly known in the northern parts of Europe:
– Healing drops with pepper
– Aquavitae with caraway seed
– Wild Forrest-Berry schnapps
Olde Hansa’s name is not only synonymous with its culinary expertise in medieval cuisine. Around the world many have visited the doors of the rich merchant’s house and enjoyed a refreshing mug of craft beer made by our ‘crafty monk’.