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Alcohol

All alcoholic beverages over 2.8% vol. are imported and sold by Rúsdrekkasøla Landsins, who have a national monopoly on alcohol.

Rúsdrekkasøla Landsins has six outlets in the Faroe Islands. There are two beer breweries in the Faroe Islands (Føroyar Bjór and Okkara), whose beers are sold at the Rúsdrekkasøla outlets, or at local beer outlets around the islands.

Restaurants, bars and clubs must have a license to sell alcohol. There are two kinds of licences; a half licence that only permits wine and beer, and a full licence that permits the sale of all legal alcoholic beverages.

Spirits sold in the Faroe Islands must not be of a higher percentage than 60% vol.

The legal drinking age in the Faroe Islands is 18 years.

See customs regulations for information about the importation of beverages.

 

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