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Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

1. Reykjavik: Eimverk Distillery Tour with Tasting

The tour begins with an introduction to the distillery and a welcome drink. Following the introduction, listen to your guide reflect upon the history of whiskey in Iceland and how it came to be produced at Eimverk distillery. Guests are encouraged to participate with questions, so don’t be afraid to interact if there’s something you want to know. After you’ve learned a bit about the history of the distillery, it’s time for the tasting to start. As you go through the products, your guide will explain and reminisce everything from the initial thought process to the current state of development of Eimverk’s spirits. When the first half of the tasting is over, head towards the distillery’s production facility. Learn about the steps of the process right from the beginning of the barley harvesting, to the delicious glass of liquor at the end. Take some photos of the fascinating production area, and then head back to the tasting room for the second half of the sampling. As you taste the spirits, listen to your guide share interesting stories and explanations about the drinks, and mingle with the other guests on the tour.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 44 reviews

This was literally an unexpected gem on the last day of our Iceland vacation. My girlfriend Cecilia and I arrived a bit early and our guide Ritchie made us feel comfortable while finishing a tour with a previous group and offered us a drink while we waited. Ritchie is extremely competent and you can see how passionate he truly is about his job and the world of spirits. We had a full lesson on how to taste a spirit, tips and tricks to recognise flavour notes, plus historical anecdotes on Iceland, the Eimverk brewery, Viking mythology and I don’t even remember what else! All this accompanied by something like 8 to 12 tasting (you start loosing count after the first few) of their delicious locally produced gin, aquavit and (star of the show) whisky, indeed. All things that you can obviously buy straight there at the end. Finally, we even got recommended where to fill our bellies to recover from the session! Top notch service, absolutely worth it a visit. 110% recommended!

Richie was an AMAZING tour guide!! He also very knowledgeable about the tasting notes and the process that goes into making the gins and whiskeys.

This was a brilliant time. Tastings were way more than expected and Richie was amazing. Can't recommend this enough.

Ritchie was incredibly knowledgable and personable. Excellent selection of spirits- from gin to whisky. Thank you!

Fabulous, Richie was a great host, your Vor gin is