Altia Nordic Core brands

Brands

Altia's own brands such as Koskenkorva, O.P. Anderson, Larsen, Chill Out, Blossa, Xanté, Jaloviina, Leijona, Explorer and Grönstedts have a strong market position and many of them a long heritage to cherish.

Koskenkorva®

Koskenkorva is a classic vodka made from nature’s best ingredients. Koskenkorva has been distilled in the village of Koskenkorva since 1953.

We use the northernmost grown barley, pure unfiltered groundwater and continuous distillation, which make for the product’s unique style. Koskenkorva has won several awards in international industry competitions.

Sustainability is an instrumental part of the Koskenkorva brand. The Koskenkorva distillery is a forerunner in the bio and circular economy. Altia and the Koskenkorva distillery won the 2018 Green Company of the Year, awarded by the Drinks Business Green Awards.

O. P. Anderson®

Aquavit is an exciting, very Nordic, spirits category. The bartender community sees it as an exquisite cocktail ingredient. O.P. Anderson is the oldest and leading aquavit brand in Sweden, and it is taking promising steps elsewhere in the Nordics.

The classic spice formula of O.P. Anderson has inspired many of today’s aquavits. Although O.P. Anderson is associated with tradition, it is the modern take on the brand that makes it so exciting.

The O.P. Anderson organic Björk and the ready-to-drink alternative respond to the more responsible drinking quest of the modern consumer.

Bottle of Larsen Cognac VSPO with a glass of drink and a big ice rock
Larsen®

Larsen Cognac is a combination of the open-minded and courageous Scandinavian spirit and the craftmanship and expertise of French Cognac connoisseurs. The history of the brand stems from a young Norwegian adventurer, Jens Reidar Larsen.

We want to challenge the status quo of the Cognac industry and explore new and surprising ways of consuming Cognac. Our Cognac has a unique identity and style, just as Jens Reidar always intended.

Larsen Cognac has recently been introduced to China and is one of our key export brands.

Chill Out®

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.

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.

Blossa®

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.

Xanté®

In the late 19th century when master blender Richard Heinrich at the Maison Heinrich Liquoristerie Artisanale in Belgium composed a blend that fused the textures of cognac and the aromas of sweet pears, it was born out of the ambition to create something entirely new.

Xanté invites you to the world of unexpected by mixing ingredients that traditionally are not meant to be blended together and by creating flavours and experiences without regards to convention. Our originality and taste create reactions. Challenging pre-conceptions and lifting your mind to new possibilities.

Xanté is a liqueur based on sweet pears and the finest the finest cognac blends which have been aged four years in French oak barrels. Excellent post dinner indulgence enjoyed neat with ice and a perfect base for delicious cocktails.

Jaloviina®

Jaloviina is a unique Finnish cut brandy drink, a mix of cognac and clear grain spirit, and has been manufactured according to a traditional recipe since the end of prohibition in Finland in 1932. Jaloviina has a special role in Finland’s history and cultural heritage, and it makes several appearances in novels, broadcasts and media.

Jaloviina is at its best when consumed as a shot, in aroma glass like cognac or in hot or cold cocktail mix.

Bartender holding a bottle of Explorer Vodka and Explorer Gin with different drinks on the front
Explorer

Explorer vodka was launched in the 1950s and it is now a leading vodka brand in Sweden. Explorer label was designed by Swedish royalty Sigvard Bernadotte in the 50s, and the ship on the label has become an important symbol for the brand.

Explorer has won several awards in international blind tastings. In 2017 Explorer launched “Explorer Gin”, an organic London dry distilled gin, and today there are also a cocktail line extension as well as a shot line extension to the brand.

Leijona Viina bottle
Leijona

Leijona is a truly Finnish spirit brand established in 1995. Leijona is made using only domestic ingredients; Finnish barley and fresh, unfiltered water. Leijona range includes unflavored clear spirits as well as flavored spirits and refreshing ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages.

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