Absinthe Utgardloki is a signature Absinthe developed by Mr. Klaus St. Rainer, owner of the famous "Goldene Bar" in Munich. Being a devoted Absintheur he wanted to create an Absinthe that is suitable to be mixed as a cocktail and as well easy to drink neat with water. These prerequisites are as well expressed by the name of his product "Utgardloki". It takes reference to a mystical German legend: Once upon a time a warrior accepted the challenge to finish a glass. But as the glass was connected to the ocean, he could never win the challenge. This little story influenced the objective for Utgardloki Absinthe. It should be a mouthwatering, tasty Absinthe, that you can drink as well when you are thirsty, searching a refreshment. This explains as well, why Utgardloki has a lower alc. percentage by vol. of "only" 60%. It shall be easy to drink :)
History of the "Goldene Bar" in Munich:
The golden bar is located in the famous "Haus der deutschen Kunst" (House of German art) which opened in 1937. The bar was part of the central restaurant and its garden terrace. The catering concept included a "Bierstüberl" (small beer pub) in the cellar and was generally similar to what patrons might have found in hotels, art centers, or luxury liners at these days. The name of the bar takes reference to Karl Heinz Dallinger’s wall paintings from 1937 that were created on the suggestion of the bar’s architect Ernst Haiger. The origins of the wines and spirits served in the bar are shown on maps and in landscapes on a golden background. In addition to the German wine regions at the center, the depictions include Europe’s wine countries and the British isles (Whisky and Gin) and even the Caribbean (Rum and Tobacco). You can see the paintings in the video below (sorry, it is in German language) and in our photo gallery.
|Country of Origin:||Switzerland|
|Tasting Notes:||Refreshing taste without being too strong on anise and fennel|