Capturing the Taste of Iceland
With its classic grain and juniper base, Ólafsson Gin starts crisp and clean with a mineral wisp of fresh ocean air. As you sip, discover the flavors of complex floral and citrusy botanicals and a tantalizing hint of earthy spice. The nutty, subtle bitterness of the angelica is softened by a velvety mouthfeel, as native Arctic thyme, birch, and mountain moss wind their way through to a rounded, lingering finish.
An Ode to the Explorer in Us All
Ólafsson Gin honors Eggert Ólafsson, Iceland’s famed 18th-century explorer, who spent five years exploring the country’s landscapes, fauna and flora, encountering its people with their diverse dialects and traditions, and chronicling its stories.
Grown in Iceland
The botanicals Ólafsson spotted growing in the wilderness of Iceland in the 1700s play an important role in our gin, lending the gin base their distinctive blend of flavors.
Known as the ‘Mother of Thyme,’ this herb grows in the wild in Iceland and has a unique Alpine flavor and floral, slightly spicy scent.
Used medicinally for centuries, Icelandic moss is handpicked from the wild, untouched highlands of the country and gives our gin a slight bitterness.
Iceland’s only native tree, the birch imbues our gin with a uniquely earthy, woodsy flavor.
A Gin with Character
The Arctic thyme, Icelandic moss, and birch harmonize with other thoughtfully selected botanicals to create a deliciously complex gin.
Juniper is essential to gin, producing blue berries that give the spirit its distinctive resinous piney flavor.
The essential oils found in the peel of the sweet lemon add a bright, zesty citrus flavor.
Angelica root has an intense, sweet scent, making it a natural flavoring ingredient in gin for centuries.
The second most common botanical in gin after juniper, coriander contributes light citrus and subtly spicy notes to the spirit.
Grown across Asia, Sichuan peppercorns add interesting citrus and herbal notes to our gin.
This flower produces a root, known as orris-root, which enhances our gin with its floral notes that are balanced by a subtly earthy sweetness.
Awards & Accolades
The excellence of Ólafsson Gin has been acclaimed internationally.
Gold Medal, Best Gin for a Martini
Beverage Testing Institute
Double Gold Medal
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Country Winner / Best Icelandic Classic
World Gin Awards
Gold medal, 95 points
International Wine and Spirits Competition
Excellent / Highly Recommended, 91 points
Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Gold Medal, Gin Masters
The Spirits Business