Berry Bros. & Rudd have announced the second in the series of their Nordic Cask whisky range. Consisting of five casks from pioneering Nordic distilleries, the collection also features the world’s first cross-Nordic blend, Vindӧga.
Selected by Berry Bros. & Rudd Reserve Whisky Manager, Jonny McMillan, the range showcases the quality led and innovative approach of the Nordic whisky region which is growing notoriety in the industry. The collection boasts casks from Stauning (Denmark), Teerenpeli (Finland), Thy (Denmark), Smӧgen (Sweden) and Nordic blend Vindӧga.
Vindӧga Blended Nordic Malt Whisky is vatted from ex-Sherry matured casks, finding weight from the heavy-hitting Fary Lochan (Denmark) and the robust Teerenpeli (Finland), with a large helping of peaty complexity from Sweden’s Smögen and High Coast. Finesse comes from the organic Mosgaard (Denmark) and the Arctic distillery Myken (Norway).
Jonny McMillan, Reserve Whisky Manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd said: “We’ve found Nordic distillers to be deeply respectful of whisky’s rich and proud heritage. Often drawing inspiration from their projects from Scotland and Japan, they show willingness to inject their spirit of locality. Be it using local grains, indigenous materials for smoking or simply producing a distillate with a sense of place.
“Berry Bros. & Rudd are proud to include in this release the first cross-Nordic blended malt, Vindӧga. Blended with input from each of the distillers and our good friend Thomas Øhrbom from Whisky Saga whom we worked with to create the final vatting. We hope the release further grows the region’s collaboration and inevitable global attention.”
Berry Bros. & Rudd are supporting the launch with a live virtual tasting on Facebook and YouTube on 15th September, the same day that bottlings are available in the UK from Abbey Whisky. Jonny McMillan will welcome co-hosts Moa Nilsson aka Swedish Whisky Girl, Ingvar Ronde author of Malt Whisky Yearbook and key representatives from each of the distilleries to delve deeper into the Nordic whisky region.