Isfjord releases single malt whiskies made with Arctic water

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The makers of Isfjord gin and vodka from Denmark have created their first whiskies, made using 180,000-year-old iceberg water from the Arctic.

Produced at the Braunstein Distillery in Denmark, the two expressions of Isfjord Premium Arctic Single Malt have both been aged for eight years and are differentiated simply as #1 and #2.

Whisky #1 is matured in former oloroso sherry casks and non-peated. It is a smooth whisky with a taste of vanilla, chocolate, and loads of dried fruits. Available in a 50cl bottle, it has ABV of 42%.

Whisky #2 is a lightly peated single malt, matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in new American oak casks. The result is a gentle, fruity whisky with rich notes of caramel, chocolate and vanilla. It also comes in a 50cl bottle at 42% ABV.

The whiskies were launched to the trade at an event at Merchant House in Fleet Street, London, on Friday (June 9) with brand owner Morten Kelsen who also revealed plans for a new aquavit.

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