Bivrost Whisky

Read about the northernmost Whisky in the world.

Casks

Maturing Whisky in casks is a science of its own. Owing to the Arctic temperature, we use relatively small 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, we also have the option of using Aquavit casks for maturation.

Storage

We store our casks in NATO bunkers, 8 metres from the Arctic sea. The whole area around the distillery was an old coastal fort, built by the occupying German forces during the Second World War. The temperature and the humidity in our storage facilities are excellent. We get decent temperature variation throughout the year.

The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the abstract five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of the Earth. It marks the northernmost point at which the noon sun is just visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the Midnight Sun is just visible on the northern summer solstice. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic.

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What is the Arctic?

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover and the Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places. The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth’s ecosystems. The botanicals, animals and indigenous peoples of the Arctic have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions.

BIVROST® WHISKY

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.

THE NINE WORLDS OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY

Until Aurora Spirit scale up Whisky sales with our “standard” Bivrost Whisky (Estimated release 2025) we will be releasing 2 limited editions each year as a “collectable series”, related to “the nine worlds of Norse mythology”. The bottles/graphics can stand alone, but also compose a nice shelf rack for collectors. The different releases will have different taste impressions.

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Production of Arctic Whisky:

The Wash

Our wash is delivered from Mack Brewery. Learn more about the wash.

the Still

Learn more about our hi – tech still from Germany.

the Maturation

Learn about how we mature our Whisky

Arctic Barley project:

Project: Arctic Barley

Aurora Spirit Distillery launched in spring 2019 a project where we are growing, fermenting, distilling and cask storing local barley. This will in turn be the northernmost Whisky in the world.

Summer 2019 – Growing

The local crows really liked the local barley one of the fields they ate everything.

Test batch – August 2019

We did a test – production with the arctic barley. Fermenting, distilling and cask storage.

Second test batch – January 2020

Second test batch, January 2020 Second batch of Arctic barley was fermented at Mack microbrewery in Tromsø. This batch was made from 320 kg of Barley from Alta (210 km north of the distillery). The wash produced from 100% Arctic unmalten barley (Heder, 6 Row). We did...