Inside the distillery
In the northern Swedish town of Sundsvall, our brand new distillery houses state-of-the-art equipment living side-by-side with shining copper stills and ancient oak barrels.
A facility not only set up for producing the tried and tested, but also creating and developing products like never before.
There, every organic spice is distilled with careful consideration. This is the true craftsmanship behind complex spirits.
Not only blending the product together but carefully creating every single component used in that blend – as well as understanding how they will mature together through the oak wood contact during the ageing process.
Creating the assertive yet balanced flavour that you can enjoy year after year requires an incredible amount of precision, skill, knowledge and experience – as well as the noses and palates of masters.
All of that is what you’ll find in a bottle of O.P. Anderson – 128 years of hard work, and six months of oak.
The men behind the cask
Jonas Odland, our Aquavit Master Blender, has developed a wide variety of aquavit variations, limited editions and anniversary blends over the decades. As well as a number of other types of spirits.
The original O.P. Anderson will however always remain the flagship brand and product he feels truly responsible for. To carry on its tradition and heritage, and to help it soar to new heights.
If Jonas is the soul and spirit of O.P. Anderson, Distillery Manager Stefan Mårtensson is the heart. The never tiring force making sure the water of life – Aquavit – keeps circulating through and around our Swedish traditions.
Although they work best together, they are also the only two people in the world that individually have the experience and palate enabling them to consistently create the perfect original Aquavit. If either were to leave, finding and training a replacement to be the yin to the yang – or vice versa – would be the key priority to be able to carry us forward.
O.P. Anderson is not just for sharing, but created from unique human connections. An essence that simply can’t be fully industrialized or written down.