“The first batch of gin is just finished, and the whisky will be done in October,” Tor Petter Christensen explains. He is the CEO at the newly constructed distillery Aurora Spirit at Årøybukt in Lyngen in northern Norway. The distillery takes its name from the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the northern lights. According to Christensen, the same goes for the distillery’s alcoholic beverage brand Bivrost. “Bivrost is an old Norse word used to describe the
northern lights. It was believed to be a bridge between Asgard [heaven of the Norse Gods] and Midgard [Earth in
Norse mythology],” Christensen says.