Vodka, aqua vitae, whiskey and schnapps. Skåne, in the southern part of Sweden has a long tradition of liquor production.
It all started in 1349 when Hennichinus was granted royal permission to distil alcohol, to produce gunpowder. With its fertile soils and rich agricultural heritage, Skåne is full of barley fields and potato plantations, the main ingredients in liquor production. Today, the small province of Skåne is home to three renowned vodka distilleries and has also given name to Skåne Akvavit, one of the most popular schnapps brands in Sweden.
We’ve put together a list of the most famous and accessible distilleries in the region that offer tastings, guided tours and that you simply should not miss out on.