Altia's own brands such as Blossa, Chill Out, Koskenkorva, Valhalla, O.P. Anderson, Renault, Larsen and Xanté have a strong market position and many of them a long heritage to cherish.
Koskenkorva is a classic vodka made from nature’s best ingredients. High quality local barley, pure local spring water and the continuous distillation process result in very smooth and pure vodka.
Koskenkorva has been distilled in the village of Koskenkorva since 1953 and the distillation still takes place there.
O.P. Anderson Aquavit is one of the oldest Swedish Aquavit brands, born in 1891. O.P. Anderson is flavoured with caraway, aniseed and fennel.
The spices are distilled to capture the flavours and the distillate is matured for eight months in oak barrels. Since 2002, O.P. Anderson has been made from all organic ingredients.
O.P. Anderson is distilled in Altia’s aquavit distillery, named O.P. Anderson Distillery, in Sundsvall, Sweden and bottled in Altia’s bottling plant in Rajamäki, Finland.
Larsen was founded by Jens Reidar Larsen, a Norwegian adventurer and lover of Cognac, who set off to explore France, visited the south west and never went home.
He created his cognac house in 1926, with the desire to produce a distinctive style of cognac that was fruity, pure and elegant.
Larsen is one of the biggest cognac brands in the Nordic and Baltic region.
Jean Antonin Renault, a 25-year-old Charentais businessman, founded Renault Cognac House in the town of Cognac in 1835.
The flagship of J.A. Renault is the iconic Carte Noire blend – which is one the oldest cognac blends still in use.
J.A. Renault has a special style which is a perfect balance between rich fruity aromas combined with the harmony of elegant spice and wood flavours. The taste is smooth, round and generous.
Blossa is the definition of glögg and the recipe has set the standard in the category. All of our Blossa glöggs are based on a blend of different wine styles, mixed with our own aged spice macerate and sweetened with high quality sugar.
There is a Blossa variant for all preferences, also alcohol-free. Every year we release an annual edition of Blossa specially made for this Christmas in a limited edition.
Chill Out wines are a range of quality wines from selected vineyards in Europe, Australia, South Africa, North and South America that always offers you a variety of tastes and styles that are easy to like.
A Chill Out wine taste best when shared with friends and loved ones, regardless occasion. We are for wine lovers, not necessarily experts. And we strongly believe that drinking wine should be as uncomplicated as it is good. Or as we say it - No fuss, just great wines.
Our way of being responsible is shown in the smartness of our production, packaging solutions, new products and product features. We have organic products too, but would rather like to talk about our on-going process of maximizing sustainability and being environmental.
In the late 19th century master blender Richard Heinrich at the Maison Heinrich Liquoristerie Artisanale in Belgium composed a blend that fused the spicy textures of cognac and the aromas of sweet pears.
Xanté is based on the finest cognac blends which have been aged four years in French oak barrels. Pear flavour is added before bottling.
Valhalla is the herb shot with a strong character of Nordic spirit.
Valhalla is made with Koskenkorva as the base, and a mix of herbs – mainly Achillea millefolium, Artemesia absinthium and Angelica archangelic Different herbs are carefully selected, extracted and distilled. The recipe is blended, then matured to allow the unique spices to meld together.
This produces a worthy combination of citrus, bitter herbs and spices rounded with licorice root. The taste is strong, gently bitter, sweet, rough, and complex with a fresh after taste.
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