Stauning Whisky takes their dream to the next level

Spirits accelerator Distill Ventures making DKK 100m+ investment to finance significant growth

“It’s a dream come true.” The investment is coming from Distill Ventures, an accelerator for spirits brands backed and funded by Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, and sees the maker of whiskies such as Talisker, Lagavulin, Oban and Caol Ila become a minority shareholder in Stauning Whisky, with us nine founders retaining control of the business and continuing to run it as an independent Danish distillery.

It is only 10 years ago that we started doing the first experiments with quality Danish whisky at Stauning. And now we suddenly get the opportunity to tell our story worldwide and let more people taste our unique whisky. We are obviously incredibly proud of the confidence that this investment shows in us and our whisky.

The plan is to expand the distillery to a capacity of about 50 times the production of today. The construction is due to begin in summer 2016 and the first distilling will take place in 2018. In the meantime we will keep distilling in our current buildings.

We cannot wait to get started on building our new distillery which will stay true to how we make whisky today: using local barley and rye, doing all our own malting in house, using small stills and direct heat. Imagine the still house with more than 20 small potstills. It is going to be beautiful. We don’t know of another distillery of this size which does all of its own malting in house – doing it at a bigger scale has involved much planning and many experiments, until we were satisfied we can make exactly the same whisky as we do today.

We are looking so much forward to the future – this investment allows us, the same nine founders who started the business, to keep control of the business and run it day to day, but just with the chance to make more whisky and introduce more people in the world to what we do.

This is going to be really exciting.

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Looking great. Tasting fantastic. A #westcoast old fashioned served in our bar in a proper glass from @holmegaard_design
#Repost @gastromanddk (@get_repost)
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Come and get some great whisky and cocktails at #tinderbox.
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Så kører vi for fuld damp i Arla Unikas butik i  Klostergade. Der er 7 flasker Young Rye, February 2017 tilbage pt.. Pris 495kr. Og osten smager fantastisk. Sød, sprød, cremet med overraskende florale noter. #arlaunika #stauningwhisky #cheeserelease #denmark #unique Stauning Whisky Så kører vi for fuld damp i Arla Unikas butik i Klostergade. Der er 7 flasker Young Rye, February 2017 tilbage pt.. Pris 495kr. Og osten smager fantastisk. Sød, sprød, cremet med overraskende florale noter. #arlaunika #stauningwhisky #cheeserelease #denmark #unique
LÆNGE VENTET RELEASE

Vores spændende whisky/ost projekt er nu en fysisk færdig realitet. Vildt! Og den smager fantastisk.

Sidste år vandt Unika Mejeribrugets Gourmetpris for Sirius druknet i Stauning Whisky.
(Lavet på Troldhede Mejeri). Sirius med Stauning Whisky er blevet døbt Stauning Whisky LÆNGE VENTET RELEASE Vores spændende whisky/ost projekt er nu en fysisk færdig realitet. Vildt! Og den smager fantastisk. Sidste år vandt Unika Mejeribrugets Gourmetpris for Sirius druknet i Stauning Whisky. (Lavet på Troldhede Mejeri). Sirius med Stauning Whisky er blevet døbt "Drunken Dog" og første batch på ialt 89 oste er nu klar! De første 15 oste blev sat til salg på på Unikas webshop i går ved midnat. DE ER NU UDSOLGT!!! Men der er også 37 oste i hver butik fra fredag d. 19. maj. Fredag d. 19 maj kan du møde os fra Stauning Whisky  i deres butikker fra kl. 14-18 i Klostergade (Århus) og 14-19 i Torvehallerne (KBH) ...og begrænset omfang købe Stauning Young Rye Whisky. (Arla Unika har været så fornuftige at gemme Rye whisky der tidligere har været til salg til denne dag). Det er et meget begrænset parti!!! Vil uddeler også smagsprøver af vores Rye Whisky. Læs mere om osten her: www.arlaunika.dk/produkter/drunken-dog2/ #drunkendog @arlaunika #stauningwhisky #arlaunika #aarhus #cheese #ost #københavn #danish #denmark #passion #nyhed @torvehallernekbh #food
Proud to make this post. Check out @embassyoforiginals A new exciting project. First pop-up was today in Aarhus in Denmark.

Today we make it official. We are originals. 
You have to be a bit crazy to build craft cocktail bar in four 20 foot shipping containers and bring them across the oceans. But nevertheless that’s what we do. We believe we have something to show the world.

THE EMBASSY is a collaboration started by Stauning Whisky and Njord Gin. An opportunity for people to taste the value of our carefully crafted and distinctive spirit – neat and combined with other quality products in exquisite cocktails. 
Our containers are ready for international waters in 2018. In 2017, we will bring The Embassy to a few great events in Denmark – starting with two fine and quite new festivals in the middle of Denmark: Heartland and Tinderbox. 
To conquer the taste buds and senses of our guests and give them an extraordinary pop-up experience, we have teamed up with dedicated Danish companies within furniture, architecture, clothing, sound, glassware, gastronomy – and more to come. These select partners are all part of a long tradition of Danish quality.

Already this weekend, a little cocktail pretaste is possible at  www.romwhiskyfestival.dk where we serve two classic cocktails with a twist:

Boulevargroni: Stauning Young Rye, Njord Sun & Citrus, Belsazar Vermouth, Campari

Old Fashioned: Njord Barrel Aged (Matured 1 year in Stauning Casks), Angustora Bitters 
Becoming an embassy for Danish taste and originality is a big task and a long term project. But through small steps and navigation by the brightest stars on the Northern hemisphere we will reach our destination. Just like our Norse ancestors did when they sailed the oceans to conquer.

Ideas for collaborations or inspirational thoughts? Do not hesitate to write us at originals@theembassy.dk

Welcome on board

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT_FcxkDaCa/ Stauning Whisky Proud to make this post. Check out @embassyoforiginals A new exciting project. First pop-up was today in Aarhus in Denmark. Today we make it official. We are originals. You have to be a bit crazy to build craft cocktail bar in four 20 foot shipping containers and bring them across the oceans. But nevertheless that’s what we do. We believe we have something to show the world. THE EMBASSY is a collaboration started by Stauning Whisky and Njord Gin. An opportunity for people to taste the value of our carefully crafted and distinctive spirit – neat and combined with other quality products in exquisite cocktails. Our containers are ready for international waters in 2018. In 2017, we will bring The Embassy to a few great events in Denmark – starting with two fine and quite new festivals in the middle of Denmark: Heartland and Tinderbox. To conquer the taste buds and senses of our guests and give them an extraordinary pop-up experience, we have teamed up with dedicated Danish companies within furniture, architecture, clothing, sound, glassware, gastronomy – and more to come. These select partners are all part of a long tradition of Danish quality. Already this weekend, a little cocktail pretaste is possible at  www.romwhiskyfestival.dk where we serve two classic cocktails with a twist: Boulevargroni: Stauning Young Rye, Njord Sun & Citrus, Belsazar Vermouth, Campari Old Fashioned: Njord Barrel Aged (Matured 1 year in Stauning Casks), Angustora Bitters Becoming an embassy for Danish taste and originality is a big task and a long term project. But through small steps and navigation by the brightest stars on the Northern hemisphere we will reach our destination. Just like our Norse ancestors did when they sailed the oceans to conquer. Ideas for collaborations or inspirational thoughts? Do not hesitate to write us at originals@theembassy.dk Welcome on board https://www.instagram.com/p/BT_FcxkDaCa/
Liquid gold in it's making. The Distillery is working. Kasper who was working last night captured the moment. #stauningwhisky #liquidgold #distillery #whiskey #denmark #sunshine Stauning Whisky Liquid gold in it's making. The Distillery is working. Kasper who was working last night captured the moment. #stauningwhisky #liquidgold #distillery #whiskey #denmark #sunshine
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