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Bareksten Spirits

Distilled at Osscraft Distillery in Bergen, Norway, indigenous herbs and wild berries are at the heart of Bareksten. The spirits are potato based, making for a smooth mouthfeel, and distilled with pure Norwegian water. The range comprises Botanical Gin, Navy Strength Gin, Sloe Gin, Absint and the Scandinavian favourite, Aquavit.

Experienced forager and distiller Stig Bareksten launched Bareksten Spirits in 2015, having combined his botanical expertise with an interest in the dark otherworldly forests of his homeland; Bareksten Spirits was born.

Already one of the most awarded drinks brands in recent time, the quality and purity of flavour has been widely recognised. Bareksten Navy Strength Gin won Spirit of the Year in London, June 2022, in a blind-tasting competition of 2,500 drinks from all spirit categories.

Address:Fleslandsvegen 205
5258 Blomsterdalen,
Telephone:+47 970 97 571

Bareksten Spirits Brands

Bareksten Botanical Gin Bottle

Bareksten Botanical Gin

The black bottle of Bareksten Botanical Gin (46% ABV) hints at the deep, dark forests where the majority of the 26 botanicals are sourced. Norway being renowned for the best quality berries in the world; juniper, lingonberries, elderberries, and blueberries are selected for their depth of taste and aroma. The herbs found amongst the pine trees add the dense dark…
Bareksten Navy Strength Gin Bottle

Bareksten Navy Strength Gin

Navy strength is the term for a gin that's at least 57% ABV. The history of this style stretches back to the 18th century, when gin was stored on British Navy ships next to the gunpowder. If the gin spilt and got into the gunpowder, then the higher proof would ensure that the gunpowder still exploded.
Bareksten Old Tom Gin Bottle

Bareksten Old Tom Gin

Old Tom is slightly sweeter than London Dry, but slightly drier than the Dutch Jenever - the perfect middle ground, some say.
Bareksten Double Gin Bottle

Bareksten Double Gin

This Gin is made by distilling juniper by itself, and distilling nine other botanicals together, and then blending them together. Hence, Double Gin. It makes sense!

Further information

Oss Craft Distillery

In the mighty Norwegian forests where sunlight rarely penetrates. In lonely landscapes inhabited only by the ‘Hulder’ wood nymphs, who live below ground surrounded by the roots of old oaks. This is where Bareksten takes its inspiration from. Nordic, natural and organic ingredients form the basis for its unique flavours.
Stig Bareksten, Oss Craft Distillery

Stig Bareksten, Oss Craft Distillery

Inspired by Norwegian folklore, Bareksten Gin has burst on to the international market after winning a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Production of its trademark botanical gin has increased five-fold in 2018. The Gin Guild caught up with founder and figurehead Stig Bareksten to find out more about his future plans and the Norwegian gin…