Stauning Whisky A/S (2019)
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Stauning Whisky is a Danish Whisky Distillery, making award winning Single Malt Whisky, Rye Whisky and other fun whisky experiments.
It is located in the western part of Jutland just south of a small village with the name Stauning. The distillery was founded in May 2005 by nine Danish whisky friends. The idea was originally to create a whisky resembling the peated whisky produced on the Scottish Isle of Islay.
The production is done mainly by hand using local grain and water. Everything is produced following the traditional Scottish methods of whisky production.
We (The founders) have chosen to do all parts of the production ourselves. The grain is bought locally and the malting takes place in the form of floor malting – done in a very special way using own inventions. The malt is dried in a kiln using hot air blown from below. For it to be a smoky whisky, the grain is dried with warm, smoky air from the burning of local peat.
The grain is then grinded and mashed in our own special invention of a mash-tun. Once this process is done the wort is then double distilled in small (1000 and 600 liter) direct heated (open fire) copper pot stills.
In the new Distillery (planned to open August 2018) we will use 24 (2000 liter) pot stills for the distillation. All are still direct heated. And we will still floor malt all of our Barley and Rye.
The preparations started in a building owned by one of the nine founders, formerly used as a private slaughter-house. The building was renovated and official permission obtained.
The first distillation took place in August 2006 and the following months the test production continued with ongoing improvements and streamlining of the process. In the fall of 2006 the nine owners met the whisky expert Jim Murray and presented the new spirit to him for a tasting. Murray was very positive and compared the results to the Ardbeg of the 1970s while recommending the owners to increase production. The chance meeting with Murray became the decision maker for the founders and in 2007 they purchased a small farm and moved the distillery from the private slaughter-house in the village of Stauning, to its current placement approximately 1.5 kilometers south of the village.
In March 2009 production finally restarted in the current location. The production was increased to 6-8000 liters of whisky a year, from the 2-400 liters the owners had originally planned for.
In August 2018 production will move to new buildings at the same location. The production is being scaled up to approx. 900.000 liter/year.
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