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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.


Basically, everything Stauning does, in one bottle. A bit of smoke, a bit of spice, and a lot of complexity in a versatile Nordic whisky. An extremely versatile whisky: For the full undiluted experience, drink it neat like a scotch, add ice for a bourbon/rye feel or spice up your classic whisky-based cocktail with a Nordic chaotic twist.

The name, KAOS, is inspired by Danish history. Thorvald Stauning (1873-1943) was the first social-democratic Prime Minister of Denmark and is considered to be the founder of the modern welfare state. For his re-election campaign in 1935, he used the now famed slogan “Stauning or Chaos” (“Stauning eller Kaos” in Danish). He won the election. We bring you both Stauning and KAOS by blending our best rye and single malt whiskies in a curious marriage.

Lightly smoked, spicy, and sweet, a whisky with complexity and structure.On the nose: cereals, chocolate, oak, caramel, cinnamon, and bonfires. Tastes like a smoked chocolate bar with a palate of nougat, caramel, licorice, sweet apple, and oak. A long smokey aftertaste with vanilla, orange, tobacco, dried red fruit and more oak.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryStauning
  • StyleWhisky
  • RegionNew World
  • Age4
  • ABV46%
  • Country of OriginDenmark
  • Cask StrengthNo
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