RE: Brennivin - Black Death
Tried Brennivin when I was in Iceland in the mid-'90s, and loved it. The genuine, legal, Icelandic brew, in the dead-black bottle. Brought a bottle or two home to the States.
Alas, so far as I know, Brennivin isn't available in the U.S. (no doubt due to nonexistent demand). Now I live in Canada, where you can actually find quite a few things unavailable in the States (authentic haggis, for instance!), but there's no Brennivin here, either.
Anyone heading for Iceland, please grab a couple of bottles for me at the duty-free shop!