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Salmiakki Dala (Scandinavian Fernet) 1000ml


Country of origin:   France       Alcohol content: 38% Alcohol by Volume

If you’ve ever been to Sweden or Finland, you’ll probably be familiar with the licorice candies called “Salmiak” or “Salmiakki”. These flavorful yet bitter candies are unique because they use Sal Ammoniac, also known as Salt of Ammon, to give it that special salty finish.

In fact, Scandinavians are so in love with these Salmiak candies that they have been known to drop a handful into a bottle of aquavit or vodka to make a bitter salty licorice liqueur.

With that in mind, Avery & Janet set out to create a liqueur that takes the salmiak flavor profile and merges it with a classic Fernet to create a new bitter that is familiar for lovers of Fernet and Scandinavians as well!

As is tradition when making Fernet, the bitter starts with a pinch of saffron and a healthy dose of aloe for bitterness. They then add in licorice root and sal ammoniac along with a bit of anise and chicory. In total, 10 different botanicals are macerated together to make the Salmiakki Dala. They then dilute the spirit and finish it with a touch of caramel for color and beet sugar for balance.

Contains caramel for color and sal ammoniac for flavor.


Bittermens was the first independent producer of cocktail bitters in America to be licensed after Prohibition. Since 2007, Avery and Janet Glasser have been formulating cocktail bitters, growing Bittermens into one of the largest hand-produced brands of cocktail bitters in the world.

In 2012, Avery and Janet took on another project – creating a Nordic-style Bitter Schnapps. This new formulation, which is now known as Bäska Snaps, was launched during the fall of that year in Sweden.

The Nordic flavor profile is profoundly different from that of southern Europe, making use of wormwood, dill, caraway, licorice and unique flavorings like sal ammoniac. Exploring those flavors, the Glassers decided to build a small offering of unique Nordic inspired spirits. As a collection, these are now called DALA Spirits, named after Swedish folk-legends of the Dala Horse.

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