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.
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.
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.
Long and sweet with hints of spice.
ABV: 46 %
VOL: 50 CL
A deliciously drinkable whisky with a very chewy and juicy mouthfeel and finish that makes you come back for more.
Friends, yourself, a drop of water or however you like your Whisky.
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.
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.
WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY NIFLHEIM???
April 24 – May 4th. Bottle nr 1 – 20 will go on auction at www.whiskyauctioneer.com. It’s an open online auction, anyone in the world can bid!
May 8th. Sales open in Norway, Sweden, Germany, and the UK.
NORWAY: Sales through Vinmonopolet. Viktig å merke seg at 8. mai er datoen pol-butikkene kan bestille inn Niflheim, og ikke den datoen den kommer på hyllene (her vil frakt ha mye å si!) Det kan på forhånd være lurt å forhøre seg med sitt lokale Vinmonopol om de har tenkt å bestille inn og evt leveringsdato.
GERMANY: Sales through www.spirits-of-scandinavia.de From April 1st, 08:00 a total of 60 bottles (max. 2 bottles per customer) can be pre-ordered.
UK: secretbottleshop.co.uk (Saxtys) and www.masterofmalt.com (ships internationally)
SWEDEN: Sales through Systembolaget (release date to be confirmed, but sometime early May)
INTERNATIONAL: www.masterofmalt.com (based in the UK, ships globally)