Icelandic Gin & Distilleries
On This Page: Icelandic Gin and Distillery directory, reviews and tasting notes, distillery tours in Iceland, interviews with Icelandic distillers, and G&T garnishes for gins from Iceland.
The Icelandic gin industry is relatively new, with the first domestic gin being launched in 2010. Since then, at least 9 more Icelandic gins have hit the market. The harsh Icelandic climate means that there are limited homegrown botanicals available - mainly tree bark, angelica and birch - so most Icelandic gins include botanicals sourced from overseas. Icelandic gin makers benefit from easy access to the country's glacial water, which is filtered through volcanic rock. Most Icelandic gins are distilled in small batches using a pot still. Read on to discover the best Icelandic gins available!
Icelandic Distilleries & Tours
Only a small number of distilleries in Icelandic countries are open for tours and/or tastings. They offer wonderful experiences for gin lovers living in or visiting these areas:
- Hovdenak Distillery, Hafnarfjördur (Stuðlaberg Gin)
- Eimwerk Distillery, Reykjavik (VOR Gin)
Meet the Makers
Get to know some of the finest Icelandic gin creators and distillers in our 'Meet the Maker' interviews. Find out how they created and launched their gin, how it's made, what botanicals are used, how best to serve their gins and what they have planned for the future.
The Inside Scoop
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