Brennivín, sometimes called “Black Death” is the signature spirit of Iceland. But don‘t let the difficult to pronounce name or the not all too inviting nickname and black label scare you away!
Most foreign visitors who strike up a conversation with a local at an Icelandic bar are likely to be encouraged to try the caraway spiced spirit. Some visitors to Iceland have even taken a liking to the drink, whether it is the uniquely minimalistic design on the label or the taste. The bottle and its contents certainly have their rough charm: Michael Madsen is seen drinking Brennivín in Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill 2.