NIFLHEIM WHISKY

Bivrost® Niflheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted under the glow of the Northern Lights, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N. Made from nordic barley, fermented with glacial meltwater from the Lyngen Alps and distilled in our hi-tech still. This is a fusion of modern distilling technology and tradition.

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NOSE

Deliciously juicy dried fruits and sweet toasted nuts. Dried cherries, sultanas, raisins, figs. Then sweet caramelised peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts with a hint of black pepper.  A rich spiced malt note comes later like toasted malt bread with nutella.

PALATE

A lovely balance of sweet and woody spice with hints of dried fruit. Like balsa wood shavings on a woodburner in a sauna that has maple syrup on the wooden benches and then a few black peppercorns and dried fruits are thrown into the burner.

FINISH

Long and sweet with hints of spice.

CONTENT

ABV: 46 %
VOL: 50 CL

FLAVOUR

A deliciously drinkable whisky with a very chewy and juicy mouthfeel and finish that makes you come back for more.

ENJOY WITH

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

MYTHOLOGY

Niflheim (“world of fog”) is one of the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology and the homeland of darkness, cold, mist, and ice.

In Snorre Sturlasson’s “Edda”, the place is referred to as a cold and misty place where the ice is several meters thick and holds the earth with an iron grip. Niflheim borders the void in the middle, the pit of Ginnungagap.

NIflheim is considered the counterpart to Muspelheim, the world of fire and heat. With the heat from Muspelheim and the cold from Niflheim, fog was created and became everlasting.

The first being, the giant Ymir, was born when ice from Niflheim and fire from Muspelheim met in the middle of Ginnungagap. Ymir fed on the milk of the primeval cow, Audhumbla. He is the ancestor of all Jötnar. Ymirs’ flesh was later used to create the earth and sea. Those who do not die a heroic or remarkable death roam in Niflheimr forever.

CREATION

Bivrost® Niflheim 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: Distilled 3 times 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: This handcrafted Whisky is stored in carefully selected sherry casks, virgin casks and  bourbon casks. It is allowed to mature in our underground storage vaults, which were previously part of a network of tunnels in a Cold War NATO base.

I had a dram last night of Niflheim and thought it was fantastic, the nosing notes I did on the Blend of all the casks last August were: Sweet, Fruity, Honey, Citrus, Sherry wood. The ones I did last night were: 46% Slight nose prickle, Honey, Sweet, Sherry wood. Add a spot of water: Honey, Sweet, Sherry, Spiced Fruit Cake.

Neil Cameron

Distillery Manager (Retired), Glenturret

Nose: Initially lots of deliciously juicy dried fruits and sweet toasted nuts. Dried cherries, sultanas, raisins, figs. Then sweet caramelised peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts with a hint of black pepper. A rich spiced malt note comes later like toasted malt bread with nutella.
Palate: A lovely balance of sweet and woody spice with hints of dried fruit. Like balsa wood shavings on a woodburner in a sauna that has maple syrup on the wooden benches and then a few black peppercorns and dried fruits are thrown into the burner.
Finish: Long and sweet with hints of spice.
Overall: A deliciously drinkable whisky with a very chewy and juicy mouthfeel and finish that makes you come back for more.

Blair Bowman

Whisky Author and Consultant, www.blairbowman.com

WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY NIFLHEIM???

 SORRY – ALL SOLD OUT! (Norway 90 minutes, Germany 15 minutes, Sweden 15 seconds)