Everything is made on-site at the distillery using only the best raw materials and traditional production methods. The
name is based in Danish history, when Thorvald Stauning used the phrase “Stauning or Chaos” to win re-election as Prime Minister in 1935. We bring you both Stauning and KAOS by vatting our best RYE and smoked Single Malt whiskies together in a curious marriage.
Stauning appeals to curious whisky drinkers on the hunt for innovation in whisky making and new flavour experiences. They are open-minded and explore all techniques, categories and expressions of whisky. They are just as happy tasting their fine whisky in an expertly made Manhattan cocktail as they are sipping it neat.
Established in 2005 Stauning Whisky is the first whisky distillery in Denmark. The story of 4 engineers, a butcher, a doctor, a teacher, a helicopter pilot and a chef becoming pioneers of whisky making. The idea was to reinvent and rediscover traditional production methods. This idea became the codex that we follow to this day. Put simply, all the ingredients are sourced locally and the production is all in-house. We can proudly say that everything we do is malted, mashed, fermented, distilled, matured and bottled by Stauning Whisky.
Whisky from Stauning is recognisable and displays what simple ingredients can become when refined to the highest standards. In Stauning you can taste the grains, the purity of the water, the herbal heather and the bonfire smoke from the ancient peat. We mature our whiskies relatively short, but there is a deeper reason for this. We want to preserve the fruit-forward character of our whiskies. We use only virgin and first fill casks because we want the cask to deliver its flavour like a punch. Not dragged out over decades. We want the nature of the spirit and the nature of the cask to remain clean and clear in the whisky.
We are not here to do Scottish or Irish or American. We are here to do Stauning – and Stauning means different…good different.
“Nowhere makes a whisky like this. No-one else can.” Dave Broom
World Whiskies Awards 2022 – Best Danish Rye
World Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Double Gold
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 – Silver Medal Winner
IWSC Awards 2020 – 91 points [Silver Medal]
Rounded and sweet to start with pear, sweet apple and quince jam. Then hazelnut notes move to dusty, smoky spices. Zesty and peppery.
“A whisky that reflects place: open, wild, cool, clean.” Dave Broom
Ways of Serve:
6cl Stauning KAOS
Add Stauning KAOS to an ice filled highball glass.
Top with ginger ale and stir gently.
Garnish with a long strip of lemon peel.
Country of Origin: Denmark