Maturing Whisky in casks is a science of its own. There are so many variables to consider when storing: The wood, type of cask, size of cask, storage time, temperature, humidity, etc, etc. Because of the arctic temperature we are using relatively smaller casks for faster maturation. We store our Whisky in a lot of different cask types (Sherry, Bourbon, Sauterne, Madeira, Viring oak and more). As we are producing the norwegian aquavit, there is also the possibility of using Aquavit casks for maturation as well, could be interesting.
We are storing our casks in NATO bunkers, 8 meters from the arctic sea. The whole area around the distillery was an old coastal fort, established under second world war, by the germans. The temperature and the humidity in our storage facilities are very good, we get decent temperature variation throughout the year.
First ever Bivrost Whisky will be ready in:
In the old mythology, the Vikings named the northern lights Bivrost. It was seen as a magical -bridge from the homeworld of humans in the world called Midgard, to the realms of the Norse Gods of Asgard.
CREATION: Bivrost® Whisky is handcrafted under the glow of the Northern Lights, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps. Melting water from glaciers is purified and combined with wash from Mack brewery ensure a ‐unique product of Arctic Norway.
Coming Nov 2019. Our whisky matures in old Nato and WW2 bunkers. Due to the cold climate, whisky casks in the Arctic area will mature slower than regions further south. By using smaller casks, more wood per litre will be in contact with the whisky and thus it will develop character more rapidly. Our first batch was put in cask in Nov 2016 and will be ready Nov 2019. We are using a range of different casks for storage, including Sherry, Bourbon, Sauterne, Madeira, etc.
Mack brewery delivers our wash, made by pur specification. We produce both unpeated and peated Whisky.