FOSSDistilleryFoss Distillery


Founders: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Gunnar Karl Gíslason
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Website: Foss Distillery

Foss distillery is a new Icelandic distillery specializing in the production of liqueurs and snaps from Icelandic ingredients. Their focus is to create spirits and snaps based on indigenous Icelandic botanicals. The first products, Björk and Birkir are pure expressions of native Icelandic Birch trees.

The talent behind Björk and Birkir’s unique taste are Ólafur Örn Ólafsson sommelier and Gunnar Karl Gíslason, captain of the Icelandic national culinary team. Together they run the renowned restaurant Dill in Reykjavík.

Birkir and Björk

The birch we use is taken from the unspoiled Icelandic wilderness. The trees were planted at the roots of Haukafell mountain next to Vatnajökull glacier in the 1960’s as a part of a soil reclamation program. We use the trimmings that are cut off to make the forest sustainable.

Much like the Icelandic people, the birch tree is unique in its ability to adapt to and prosper in rough weather and climates.

Birkir – Birch Schnapps. 36% Alc./Vol.
Björk – Birch Liqueur, sweetened with Birch Syrup. 27.5% Alc./Vol.

Bottle Format: 375ml
Product of Iceland

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