I refuse to drink pbr, ever since they left town. Peoria used to make more beer than Milwaukee (pbr), and was the liquor capital of the world. Since then most has pulled out, but the pbr plant was especially hurtful.
I'm the same with National Bohemian. It was never a good beer, but it *was* Maryland. Now it's from PA I believe. Screw that. If I want cheap(ish) and local, I buy Guinness made in the Baltimore brewery. It's a first class beer that sells for a bit less than Sam Adams.
Oooooh my whatever, that is about the worst thing a person could drink.
Back in the day when destillery methods were not up to removing all the inferior alcohols, like Allyl alcohol ( Which smells like onions) Methyl alcohol ( Which turns you blind or dead) and countless others, the end product was not very palatable.
So they had to come up with something to cover the bad taste.
Up this way caraway seeds was the solution.
Over time people grew used to the taste and accepted that snaps/ akvavit should make you shudder after downing a shot.
When I was a kid, the approved way of getting around that was to freeze the snaps and "enjoy" it at -22 celcius.
Honestly, if you want to drink snaps/ akvavit, look to Norway or Sweden instead of Denmark.
All ours are crap, they make some very good stuff, without caraway seeds.
If you can't get it where you live, let me know and I'll ship a ½ bottle over to you.
AAlborg isn't bad. Not the best I've had, but not bad. Without getting up and looking, I think it's made in Norway now. We have a very good American version called Krogstad. Heavier on the anis than I'm used to, but very silky and smooth. Linie is pretty good too. That goes better with winter. That's all I've had. Akvavit isn't a big seller around here I guess. Some stores don't have a single bottle of anything.