From the distillery website: A remote village on the West Coast of Denmark, nine friends (a doctor, a chef, a butcher, a teacher, a helicopter pilot, and four engineers), two small pot stills, and an old butchery, and the brand was founded.

The founders of Stauning Whisky didn’t have much when they started out in 2005. Least of all, any knowledge of whisky-making, but they shared passion, curiosity, and the will to experiment and create. However, they had the land around them: The wind, the sea, the fields, the heather, and the peat. And some of Denmark’s finest water.


The wind from the North Sea mixes blood with the desert of Mexico in this double-distilled rye whisky aged in old mezcal casks. An illegal love affair with a gentle and exotic aftertaste. Stauning Bastard a rye whisky made purely of local ingredients, malted on the floor at our distillery and double-distilled in flame-heated pot stills. After three years in new, toasted virgin American oak casks, it has been rounded off with 6-months aging in old mezcal casks from Mexican Oro de Oaxaca.

Batch #1

The nose is sweet pipe tobacco smoke, raisins, oat biscuit, citrus, oak. The palate is tobacco, vanilla, barley, dried fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, shortbread, oak.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryStauning
  • StyleRye Whiskey
  • RegionNew World
  • Age3
  • ABV46.3%
  • Year Bottled2021
  • Country of OriginDenmark
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeMezcal
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