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Yes, our famous Virtual Whisky Tastings will be back up and running after the summer! Join us via Zoom on Friday 2nd September 2022 for an evening of traditionally-made but highly innovative Danish whisky with our guest host Jonas Stengaard Jensen from Stauning Distillery.
Founded by a group of friends in 2005, Stauning is Denmark's oldest and largest distillery, floor-malting all their own locally-sourced barley and rye in the traditional manner and distilling on their 24 direct-fired small copper pot stills, with an output of 80,000 litres per year.
Join us on Zoom on Friday 2nd September as Jonas Stengaard Jensen takes us on a journey through some of Stauning's core range and exciting experimental whiskies. Jonas is Stauning's store manager and storyteller and will be sharing knowledge and wisdom from his forthcoming book on the history of whisky. Grab a ticket for what promises to be one of our most exciting whisky tasting events of 2022!
Date: Friday 2nd September 2022
Time: 19:30 BST
Where: Virtual tasting via Zoom
How it works and what you get:
1. Order a tasting pack here.
2. Your pack containing all drams will then be shipped out to you prior to the tasting. The week of the tasting an email with the Zoom link and a 10% discount code to redeem against any whiskies tasted on the evening will be sent.
3. On the 2nd of September 2022 click the link at 19:15 BST (to allow for any technical issues you may encounter) and you will be accepted into the tasting at 19:30.
4. Relax and get ready to pour, listen, taste, and ask as many questions as you wish.
*Please note that the 10% off voucher can only be redeemed on the full-size bottle versions of the whiskies tasted on the evening from Whisky-Online Shop and will be valid for 3 days from the date of the tasting.
*Please note that it is advisable to familiarise yourself with Zoom prior to the tasting. If you would like assistance with this please email tim@whisky-Online.com. Please do not leave this until the day of the tasting.
1. Stauning KAOS - Floor Malted Triple Malt Whisky
2. Stauning SMOKE - Floor Malted Single Malt Whisky
3. Stauning RYE - Floor Malted Rye Whisky
4. Stauning BASTARD Batch #1 Mezcal Finish - Floor Malted Rye & Barley Whisky
5. Stauning EL CLASICO Batch #1 Spanish Vermouth Cask - Floor Malted Rye & Barley Whisky
Being something of a traditionalist I have never ventured into Scandinavian territory with my whisky, however upon being presented with the opportunity to taste a range from Stauning in Denmark the only words that came to mind were "why not?".
The tasting talk was provided by Jonas Stengaard Jensen, who was a very proud employee of the Stauning distillery and his passion for what he does was very evident in his delivery. We sampled 5 drams, each one developing on the last one from a rye whisky first, through the hilariously named "Bastard" (cue chat notes about walking into a bar ordering a couple of large bastards), El Classico, Kaos (Triple Malt) and Smoke. The smoke notes in the latter two whiskies were derived from the use of dried heather burnt with peat - the distillery is very mindful of its ecological footprint and digging up peats doesn't meet their carbon footprint targets. This provided a herbal note which complemented the peat notes well. The whiskies were all excellent and it was difficult to pick a favourite - the B'stard and El Classico (finished in Mezcal and Vermouth casks, respectively) were classy, the Kaos and Smoke rich, and the Rye spicy from a 60% rye content and virgin oak maturation.
The absolute highlight of this tasting was a virtual tour performed, right from the malting floors through every step to the maturation warehouse, technology enabled us to see the whole distillery. Jonas displayed his passion for what he does once again by showing us his bicycle, which had the words "I make whisky for a living" written on one side and the 'Stauning' logo on the other - pretty cool that! An absolutely brilliant evening.
Great evening of trying out different new (and excellent!) whiskies and a brilliant virtual tour of the distillery - what's not to like?
Loved the whisky tasting event with Stauning Distillery. The host was fantastic and the whiskies excellent as usual. Roll on the next one.
Excellent - I have lost count of how many of these virtual tours I have done as arranged by Tim and they have all been good, but this one was outstanding and stood head and shoulders above the others.
I am a whisky nut and love all aspects of the art, but Jonas Stengaard Jensen brought the Stauning range and the operations of this unique distillery to life, and I was totally hooked, in particular with the El Clasico 5*
There wasn't a poor whisky in the 5 we tried. The Rye was a pleasant start and apart from the second one which I personally thought wasn't as good each new whisky was a step up culminating in the final offering SMOKE which was my favourite. For Whiskies ranging from 3 to 7 year old they were surprisingly mature.
The presentation and impromtu tour in the dark was outstanding.