World’s first Arctic whisky to be distilled in Norway

Distilled on the island of Myken off the north coast of Norway, Myken Whisky will be the world’s first Arctic whisky. A group of Norwegians will produce the distilled alcoholic beverage using desalinated sea water from the Vestfjorden, a firth between the Lofoten archipelago and the Salten district of mainland Norway. What makes this whisky unique is that it will ripe under the midnight sun and northern lights.

Five couples will carry out the whisky distillation in batches, periodically taking out time from work to run the distillery. They have purchased an abandoned fish factory and will commence distilling by the end of this year after they have obtained the alcohol production license.

“In the course of a single week, we will be able to run three rounds of mashing, fermentation and distillation,” he said. “Then we will have filled a couple of barrels and we can then take a break before we run another week later on. That way we can get started without having to terminate our jobs,” Roar Larsen, chief scientist at Trondheim’s Sintef institute and one of members behind the project was quoted as saying.

[Via – The-Spirits-Business]

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