As the lockdown gradually eases, enjoy Stauning’s delicious drams and state of the art distillery from the comfort of your own home...
This April, premium Danish whisky brand Stauning will be hosting a virtual distillery tour and tasting from its breath-taking distillery on Denmark’s west coast. Hosted by Stauning’s storyteller, Pernille Nielson, this remarkable experience will allow guests to explore Stauning’s delicious drams whilst learning about the innovative methods Stauning uses to create its whiskies.
Taking place on Thursday 8th April guests will receive 50ml samples of each of Stauning’s three whiskies, Rye, Kaos, and Peat, as well as a Stauning tasting glass. Conducted via Zoom, Pernille will take guests on a guided tour of Stauning’s state of the art distillery, whilst enjoying each of Stauning’s whiskies. Guests will be guided through how to taste the whiskies at different stages of the distillery tour, what flavours to look out for and how Stauning makes each of the sublime spirits.
Stauning Rye Whisky
Designed to appeal to drinkers who wouldn’t usually consider rye, Stauning Rye combines malted grain and pot distillation. The result is a smooth and full-bodied but nuanced whisky whose cereal notes shine through, leading to a long, smooth, fruity and sweet finish.
Stauning Kaos Triple Malt Whisky
A mashup of Stauning malted Rye and smoked and non-smoked Single Malt whiskies, this is a complex and versatile spirit. Kaos takes its name from Danish history, when Thorvald Stauning used the phrase “Stauning or Chaos” to win re-election as Prime Minister in 1935. Rounded and sweet to start with, Kaos has notes of pear, sweet apple, quince jam and hazelnut, leading to dusty, smoky spices and a zesty, peppery finish.
Stauning Peat Single Malt Whisky
Fans of Islay whisky will love Stauning Peat: it is made from barley that has been floor-malted at the distillery, then peated using peat excavated from Denmark’s west coast. It is matured there too, with ample airflow, so the region becomes part of the final product. This creates this whisky’s uniqu flavour – bright and fruity with a subtle smoky finish.
This unique whisky, which has recently won brand innovator of the year at the Icons of Whisky 2021, arrived in the UK in November last year. Stauning was launched by a group of nine friends with a passion for whisky, with differing backgrounds – four engineers, a helicopter pilot, a doctor, a teacher, a chef and a butcher – who joined together to push the boundaries of whisky-making, to create spirits reflective of their heritage with distinct Danish character. Blending a mix of old and new-world methods, Stauning whiskies are made from local grain, floor-malted in house at the distillery on the Danish west coast. Distillation takes place in 24 small copper pot stills which are direct-fired to create complex flavours, giving the whiskies weight and character that reflects the surrounding landscape of the Danish west coast.
Tickets for Stauning’s virtual distillery tour and tasting can be purchased via Design My Night for £35. Guests must be over 18.