Jul 15, 2007

Brennevin Virgins No Longer


It's the one-year anniversary of the day we left for Iceland. We chose this special day to drink our mini-bottle of Brennevin. No, we never tried it while in Iceland. Yes, it tastes foul! It tasted so bad that I didn't finish my shot glass of Brennevin--I only managed 2 sips and one gulp. Ugh! John, however, is a True Viking. He drank his entire glass. Bad taste, wonderful, wonderful memories. Now it's time to go to bed...we get up in just a few hours to leave for California. I'll post our Brennevin pictures later.

Bless bless!

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Awww, good ole Brennevin! I was pregnant almost the ENTIRE time we lived in Iceland so I missed out on the experience of drinking it. Maybe next time. You know...I'm meeting a number of people who are Iceland-o-philes...maybe we should plan an excursion together?!?!

Have a safe and fun trip. I'll miss you!

Bless, bless.
Shannon

Professor Batty said...

...It´s not that bad! Just try the Danish version (Akvavit) to say nothing of the Swedish.

Gunnella said...

Wow!! It`s been a year already??? And congrats on the Brennivin, found one store here in Tokyo that sells the stuff so now I have some at home to offer to visitors...too bad we can`t get the putrefied shark to go with it ;-D

The Skalholt fiddler said...

Perhaps you think Coke tastes bette! Why do people like you waste their money on a trip to a country as beautiful as Iceland when you could stay at home and drink Nescafe and Sprite and be happy!

Brennevin is a sublime symbol of the quality of life that characterizes the world's oldest democracy! Perhaps this country could learn something from the Icelanders...

Anonymous said...

Huh. Maybe rotten shark-meat is a sublime symbol of your bad attitude, Skalholt??

A.

T said...

i googled brennevin and found this post. i too bought a little bottle that size from iceland... omg yuck.. it's awful!! i googled it to find out what could possibly in this nasty stuff...

Anonymous said...

Lots of people in Iceland mix Brennevin with Coca Cola to mask the taste. Though American Coca Cola is a bit different with the High Fructose Corn Syrup, maybe you should have tried that?

Alyssa Murphy said...

I actually enjoyed it. I bought two bottles of it and had a B-party... Well then I like to drink too... And I have such a love for all things Iceland, I'm partial...