The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is telling consumers not to consume Norseman Distillery Aquavit, an alcoholic drink, because non food ingredients were used to make it. The product was manufactured by Norseman Distillery of Minneapolis.
The Aquavit was made with non food-grade tanned leather, an unapproved food ingredient. This advisory includes all of the company’s Leathered Aquavit. Aquavit is a flavored alcohol typically made from grain of potatoes.
The product was sold in 750 mL bottles at various retail locations, and always was distributed to some restaurants and retail service locations. This advisory was issued because of a consumer complaint. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The public is being informed because the safety of the product cannot be assured.
If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.