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An Impromptu International Aquavit Summit at Marvel Bar

I recently had the pleasure of joining Joe Spiegel, the Wyoming-based importer of Iceland’s Brennivin, and Mike McCarron, the owner of the Minnesota/Wisconsin brand Gamle Ode for drinks at Marvel Bar in Minneapolis. Bartender Tyler Kleinow started us off with … Continue reading

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Drinking Out: Gamle Ode Cocktails at Parlour

Last week I met Mike McCarron, owner of Gamle Ode Aquavit, for a couple of drinks at Parlour in Minneapolis. We met there partly because of the bar’s acclaim and partly because that fame involves some aquavit cocktails. Full disclosure: … Continue reading

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What Happened to O.P. Anderson Aquavit?

Before I moved to New York from Minnesota, I could go into almost any Twin Cities liquor store and see at least three aquavit brands: one Danish, one Norwegian, and one Swedish. If it was a well stocked shop, there … Continue reading

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Gamle Ode Holiday Aquavit

Since I interviewed Mike McCarron, founder and creator of Gamle Ode Aquavit in November, I’ve gotten to know him a little better and—full disclosure—I’ve done a little work for him and his brand. It’s been exciting for me both as … Continue reading

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Ode to a Dill-Flavored Aquavit

Mike McCarron started Gamle Ode, his new aquavit brand, in an effort to recreate a unique Danish dill aquavit he drank on a magical evening in Iceland ten years ago. “It was an eye-opening experience for me, a very worldly, … Continue reading

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