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Tag Archives: Iceland

• Critics Blast Whale Meat Beer For Being ‘Immoral’

Critics Blast Whale Meat Beer For Being ‘Immoral’

A soon-to-be released beer makers say is made with whale meat has sparked a sea of criticism from some conservationists who say the brew is “immoral.” Icelandic brewer Steðji brewery and whaling company Hvalur teamed up to release the beer to coincide with a mid-winter festival in honor of the Norse god Thor, reports the Independent. […]

• Reyka Vodka to send 2 bands & 2 fans to Iceland Music Festival

Reyka Vodka to send 2 bands & 2 fans to Iceland Music Festival

CALLING ALL BANDS, DJs AND MUSICIANS: Reyka Vodka to send two bands and two fans to the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival NEW YORK, AUGUST 12th — Do you think you’re the next Florence and the Machine? Maybe the second coming of Sigur Rós? How about the future Hot Chip? Well, this is your chance to […]

• Iceland bans Motörhead wine…tsks naughty lifestyle

Iceland bans Motörhead wine…tsks naughty lifestyle

The State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland (ÁTVR), has banned sales of Motörhead Shiraz in the country because the name “Motörhead” is apparently a nod to amphetamine abuse. Launched by the British rock band’s frontman Lemmy Kilmister, ÁTVR has refused to sell the Australian wine in the 48 Vínbúðin off-licences it owns across the country. […]

• First Icelandic Craft Beer Arrives in U.S.

First Icelandic Craft Beer Arrives in U.S.

California Gets First Taste of Three Arctic Craft Ales. More than a thousand years ago, Icelanders were the first Europeans to discover North America — now it is time for North America to rediscover Iceland. Einstok Olgerd, an Icelandic craft brewery, has announced that the first shipment of its unique ales has landed in the […]

• 10 Unique Vodkas Reviewed

10 Unique Vodkas Reviewed

At Drink Spirits we get a LOT of spirits to review, far more than it’s possible to cover. We recognize, though, that the people behind these spirits work very hard to bring them to market, and so we feel it’s important to cover as many as we possibly can. Assembling a blind tasting panel for vodka is like pulling […]

• Americans Brew Craft Beer In Iceland For Export

Americans Brew Craft Beer In Iceland For Export

Three American entrepreneurs have launched the label Einstök Beer (einstök means “unique”). The product, which is brewed in the Víking brewery in Akureyri, north Iceland, will be sold as craft beer in foreign markets. The product, described as “Icelandic Pale Ale”, will soon be available at markets reaching 40 million consumers and the plan is […]