Distillers shaping the European whisky scene

European distillers are becoming a force in whisky production. From the Nordics to Germany and Italy, producers are starting to make distinct expressions that are full of the terroirs of their homelands. There’s a new generation of pioneering distillers determined to put their stamp on the whisky world. While Scottish, Irish and American producers have led whisky’s growth globally, new‐world producers are also creating a buzz with innovative and captivating offerings. Drinkers are being tempted…

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Copenhagen Distillery bottles First Edition whisky

Danish spirit producer Copenhagen Distillery has bottled its First Edition Single Malt, its first grain-to-glass whisky release. Copenhagen Distillery’s First Edition Single Malt was distilled from a mash bill of local barley malt. The whisky was entirely fermented, distilled and matured in Copenhagen. Director of Copenhagen Distillery, Henrik Brinks, said: “First Edition completes my personal dream: groundbreaking single malt whisky, intense while elegant; and the first made in Copenhagen. I’m so excited to share it,…

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Empirical Spirits unveils ‘accessible’ RTDs

Danish distiller Empirical Spirits has branched out into the ready-to-drink (RTD) category with the launch of two canned creations, which it hopes will make its products more accessible. Empirical Spirits was founded in Copenhagen in 2017 by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, both alumni of the five-time world’s best restaurant Noma in Denmark’s capital. The distiller has gained notoriety for its spirits, which “use alcohol as a vessel for experimentation”. Instead of creating spirits…

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