Where north meets south
PEDERSEN: THE WORLD'S
This is Aotearoa's super premium expression of the iconic Nordic spirit, aquavit.
Pedersen is bold, beautiful and captivating – a unique and truly magnificent aquavit for any occasion.
A distilled Nordic spirit similar to schnapps or gin, but featuring caraway as its predominant flavour – often complemented by other botanicals.
The subtle blending of rare botanicals and aromatics found only in Aotearoa imbues Pedersen with a superb character absolutely unique amongst aquavits.
Complex caraway, fennel and dill profile, with a hint of liquorice melting on the palate. Highlights of bitter-sweet citrus and New Zealand botanicals, a smooth afterglow of summer honey. A long finish, with notes of pōhutukawa, mānuka, and the caramel vanilla of American oak bourbon barrels.
A recipe refined over 350 years
Sipped straight, in simple mixed drinks or in creative cocktails – you'll find Pedersen is incredibly versatile and delightfully different.
Stand out from the crowd.
Discover something amazing.
You can travel the world in search of the seventeen rare spices, aromatics and fresh botanicals we use to craft each batch of our super premium aquavit.
But for the rarest and most unique,
found nowhere else . . .
YOU'LL ALWAYS COME HOME
The best of northern tradition, the finest of southern flavour
SUSTAINABLE | 100% PURE
The flavour highlights we capture from Aotearoa are all ethically sourced from sustainably-managed natural resources.
Our volcanic water is drawn from
an aquifer surrounded by a UNESCO Dual World Heritage Area.
Protected by blue rock formed from ancient volcanic ash, the water we use to craft Pedersen Aquavit has an unparalleled purity and crispness.
Be intrigued by the most ancient
of our ingredients from Aotearoa, dated to around 30 000 years old.
We add a tiny amount to each
barrel before sealing.
Savour the freshest of our ingredients, one we hand-pick from our own wilderness garden each evening before distilling.
Cross the millenia with every sip.
Where heritage is celebrated
THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY
Stener Pedersen, an adventurous Norwegian seaman who travelled the world before settling in New Zealand
and starting a family. Our family.
Pedersen embodied the spirit of discovery we continue to this day.
We honour his legacy by crafting the world-class aquavit that bears his name.
It's time to enjoy!
We're here to answer any questions you may have. Click the stamp to email us, and one of the team will get back to you (usually within 24 hours).
Discover the superb taste of Pedersen Nr. III – click on the bottle, and we'll welcome you into our secure online shop.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for ideas, inspiration and updates.