Pick of the Launches



Brand owner Oslo Håndverksdestilleri

RRP €38, £28.99 (50cl)

Markets Europe initially

Contact Marcin Miller, marcin@oslohd.no

Oslo Håndverksdestilleri launches its first product, Marka (35% abv), described as a Norwegian-style digestive bitter with dandelion, bog myrtle and angelica root, all of which are evocative of the Nordic forest.

OHD claims to be the first production distillery to open in Norway since 1927. Structural work has begun at the premises in the Bryn area of Oslo.

Bespoke copper stills are due to arrive in a couple of months and the distillery is planned to open in June.

While the distillery is undergoing construction, Marka is being produced at nearby Ægir brewery where OHD’s head distiller, Dave Gardonio, was formerly head brewer.

Co-founder and partner in OHD Marcin Miller said: “Norway inspires with its pioneering spirit and breathtaking scenery. Our new distillery will aim to capture the culture and traditions of this special country in a profound way, initially with Marka, then with a Norwegian gin and an akevitt.”