LOCAL INGREDIENTS

This pure aquavit contains water, local herbs and botanicals from Gjefsjøen.

MADE AS A TRIBUTE

A tribute to honor Operasjon Rype which operated at Gjefsjøen farm in the end of World War 2.

INDERØY BRYGGERI

The aquavit is exclusively distilled at Inderøy Brenneri in Norway.

AVAILABLE LOCALLY

The aquavit its available at Vinmonopolet, Systembolaget and various restaurants.

exclusively distilled and produced

Produced with great enthusiasm and curiosity

Old traditions and recipes are given new life, together with innovation and experimentation towards new and exciting taste experiences in aquavit. Inderøy Brenneri is located at the farm Berg Gård on Kjerkensvågen in Inderøy along the route “The Golden Road”. 

Gjefsjøen Fjellgård

Destilled and produced locally at

Gjefsjøen mountain farm

Located by the lake Gjevsjøen in Snåsa municipality close to the border to Sweden. Surrounded by wide forest ridges and beautiful water. The farm has no road connection. Inhabited in the 1790s and one of few mountain farms in Snåsa that is still in operation. Hundreds of years of traditions of farming, fishing and hunting. Traditions that are still maintained by those who live there today.

Opportunities to rent accommodation and get food. The conditions are well suited for outdoor life, hunting and fishing. Access to Gjevsjøen on foot trail Gjevsjøstien from the lake Lille Ismenningen, a trip that takes 6-7 hours, or boat ride across Gjevsjøen from Bjørkede in Sweden. Winter time by ski or snowmobile.

As a tribute to the operation

Operasjon Rype

“Rype” was the codename of the American airborne unit dropped in the Snåsa mountains on March 24., 1945 to carry out sabotage operations behind enemy lines. From the base at Gjefsjøen mountain farm, the group conducted successful railroad sabotages. The mission purpose was to prevent German withdrawal from northern Norway.

Rype was the only U.S. operation on Norwegian soil during WW2. The unit was part of Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a US intelligence agency during World War II and the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency - CIA. 99th Battalion was a unique elite unit in the US Army consisting of Norwegians and Americans with direct Norwegian descent. The operation was in command by major William Colby, later director of the CIA. Today Task Force RYPE of the Norwegian National Guard in Trøndelag has taken the name from the mission.

Operasjon rype

LOCAL HERBS

This pure aquavit contains water, local herbs and botanicals from Gjefsjøen. Using Tunbalderbrå which is Norway's wild pineapple.

ADVANCED RECIPES

Gjefsjø Aquavit can be used in many drink recipes. The Norwegian Bar School has made various drinks of Gjefsjøakevitt.

How to get it?

Where can I buy the Aquavit?

Vinmonopolet

Norway´s alcoholic beverage retailer and the only company allowed to sell beverages containing liquor higher than 4.75%.

Systembolaget

Sweden´s government-owned alcoholic beverage retailer and the only company allowed to sell beverages containing liquor higher than 3.5%.

RESTAURANT

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Produced and destilled at

Inderøy Brenneri

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Try it at a festival

Home of nordic flavours

For the visitor in Trøndalag, Snåsa and Gjefsjøen it’s a unique opportunity to experience the home of nordic flavors from earth, water, forest, mountain and sea, all the way to table and glass.

At the end of July every year the city of Trondheim bursts into celebratory mode when three festivals convene; The Trøndelag Food Festival, Trondheim Brewery Festival, and Olavsfest. You get to experience over 250 food- and beverage exhibitors, artisans and stalls, lots of activities for kids and youth, cooking contests, award shows and an unbeatable great vibe.

The team behind the Aquavit

The People

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Svein Berfjord

distiller, Inderøy Brenneri
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Nils Christian Gjefsjø

Gjefsjø mountain farm
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Lars Bugge Aarset

Initiator
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Jim Andre Stene

Botanical expert, Trøndelag Sankeri
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Gunnar Hugås

Barskolen
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Heidi Holje Art

design and artwork
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