Episode 5: Super Special Iceland Double Feature!

Products:Brennivín & Opal
Alcohol Content: 37.5% ABV and 27%, respectively
Location Purchased: Iceland
Price Paid: Graciously provided by Ms. Creley

For this episode, we were joined by two guest stars: Tucker’s best friend Erin Creley and Erin’s boyfriend Paul. Erin studied abroad in Iceland during her college years, and still has two bottles of booze kicking around from her time overseas.

For this episode, we sampled Brennivín (a carraway-infused schnapps known colloquially as BLACK DEATH) and Opal (a salty mentholated licorice schnapps). These may seem like weird alcohol flavorings, but bear in mind that Iceland is a country where people eat ROTTING SHARK for dinner.

Both of these liquors are intensely flavored, and you’ll either love them or hate them. The Brennivín experience is sort of like drinking a loaf of rye bread that’s on fire and punching your esophagus as you swallow it. Opal tastes like…well, salty Halls cough drops. They both have a strange appeal, despite the weirdness of the ingredients. Tucker and Erin loved both of these drinks, but Paul and Tory were less receptive to the strange Icelandic beverages. Although, Tory and Tucker were both suffering from head colds during filming, so the Opal was especially welcome. So since most people who come into contact with Brennivín seem repulsed by the stuff, we’ve come up with a list of ten alternate uses for the stuff.


1. Make a pastrami and rye cocktail with it. Combine 2 parts Bakon brand vodka with 1 part Brennivín. Garnish with cocktail onions and pastrami on a skewer. Don’t actually drink this.

2. Clean your kitchen with it.

3. Spray it on weeds in your garden.

4. Use it to punish disobedient children.

5. We’re just kidding. There’s nothing fun about Brennivin.

5 responses to “Episode 5: Super Special Iceland Double Feature!

  1. I want to try the menthol stuff! Good to see you guys back in business

  2. Erin "Skal!" Creley

    Cool! or as they say in Iceland: skemmtilegur!

  3. We bought some Brennivin from Iceland came home and made Mojito inspired cocktails from it.. (Mint , lime,soda)After 2 or 3 you can’t taste the difference!!
    Try it LOL:)

  4. Next time take cheating Tori’s beer chaser away. Make a man out of him.

  5. I’m going to Iceland this week. I’m definitely going to try to bring some of both of these back!

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