BIVROST JOTUNHEIM ARCTIC SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Bivrost® Jotunheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted in the ice cold arctic Norway, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N. Made from nordic barley, fermented with glacial meltwater and distilled in our hi-tech still. Matured in carefully selected Bourbon and Ex Stout beer casks.

Bivrost® Jotunheim is the fourth whisky in the “nine worlds of Norse mythology” series.

NOSE

Caramel, Mocca, hints of beer.

PALATE

Creamy mouthfeel, well rounded. Hints of dark roasted coffee, vanilla chocolate and tobacco

FINISH

Short, smooth finish

CONTENT

ABV: 46 %
VOL: 50 CL

FLAVOUR

Sweet, rich and fullbodied style.

ENJOY WITH

Friends, yourself, a drop of water or however you like your Whisky.

MYTHOLOGY

Jotunheim is the world of giants – or Jotnar as they are named in ancient Norse mythology. The Jotnars are the worst enemies of the gods and there are many tales of fights between them. Jotunheim consists mostly of rocks, wilderness, and dense forests, and it lies in the snowy regions on the outermost shores of the ocean.
The most famous jotnar is Loki – the god of mischief, who was accepted by the gods and lived in Asgard until he was punished. He is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. He is often referred to as the god of mischief, because of his many tricks towards the gods. Loki sometimes assists the gods and sometimes behaves badly towards them, like in the incident where he caused the death of the god Baldr.
Another tale from Jotunheim is when the thundergod Tor visited Utgard–Loke and competed with the jotnars on a number of challenges. One of the challenges was to be able to empty a large beer drinking horn. The jotnars told Tor that he should manage the whole beer horn in one gulp, because there were few who needed two sips, and almost no one who needed three. But, even after three sips, the horn had not become very empty. It eventually turned out that at the other end of the horn that Tor drank from, lay the sea itself, and even the sea had sunk when Tor drank. That’s why we have the tides.

Bivrost® Jotunheim is the fourth whisky in the “nine worlds of Norse mythology” series.

CREATION

Bivrost® Jotunheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted under the glow of the Northern Lights, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N.

YEAST: Brewers yeast. Saccharomyces eubayanus, Lager yeast.

MALT: Pilsener Malt, made from Planet and Popino Nordic barley.

WATER: Water sourced from Elvejordvannet, which receives melted glacier water from the Lyngen alpine range.

DISTILLED: Triple distilled in 2017/2018, with two active plates  in our copper pot/column still. Average distillation time ranges between 8 – 10 hours, average strength heart collected of undiluted new make is around ~75%abv.

CASK HANDLING: Jotunheim is matured in predominantly bourbon quarter casks and barrels from Heaven Hill but were finished in some Ex Stout Beer Casks from Graff micro brewery.

Note: Traces of gluten may appear.

WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY JOTUNHEIM???

SALES SCHEDULE:

Official Release is set to November 03. – 2021. Please check below for more info on the different regions.
Bottle nr 1 – 20 will go on auction at www.whiskyauctioneer.com . It’s an open online auction, anyone in the world can bid!

RELEASE 03. NOVEMBER:

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NORWAY: Sales through Vinmonopolet. (SOLD OUT)

GERMANY: Sales through www.bivrost.de (SOLD OUT)

GERMANY: Sales through www.spirits-of-scandinavia.de (SOLD OUT)

NETHERLAND: Sales through www.musthavemalts.com (SOLD OUT)

LATER RELEASES (More info will come):

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UK: secretbottleshop.co.uk (Saxtys)

UK: www.masterofmalt.com

UK (Front Door Delivery): https://frontdoordelivery.co.uk/ 

UK: House of Malts: https://www.houseofmalt.co.uk/

SWEDEN: Sales through Systembolaget

FINLAND : Sales through Alko (SOLD OUT)

DENMARK: Sales through www.whisky.dk

JAPAN: Sales through https://www.kingsbarrel.shop/

Colour: Light straw

Nose: Initially a blast of bright green, under ripe, green apple and pears. Bit of a fizzy lemon sherbert. A strong hint of fresh dill and celery salt combines with a note of slightly smokey honey roasted mixed nuts seasoned with freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt . Later a layer of red berries, tart cranberry and lingonberry jam, with some freshly shaved sweet and aromatic balsa wood saw dust.

Palate: Great texture and mouthfeel. Crisp and clean but with slowly unwrapping layers of complexity. The green orchard fruits mixed with fizzy citrus come initially, more limey now than lemon, but then open into more of the fresh green dill and celery seed note. A hint again of the smoky nuts with honey, salt and pepper now with a bit of chilli flake spice. The tart and sweet red berries come much later, sharp red currents but still a jammy note of cranberry and lingonberry. More peppery woody spice comes later.

Finish: Long and lingering with lovely pops of tart red berries and spicy wood with wisps of delicate smoke.

Overall: Delicious. Very well balanced and integrated with lovely unwrapping of layers as it opens up further. 

Blair Bowman

Whisky Author and Consultant, www.blairbowman.com