Isfjord whisky is produced by Braunstein Distillery in Køge, just south of Copenhagen. The distillery was founded by Michael and Claus Braunstein in 2005 and has been producing whisky since 2007.
About 40% of barley requirement comes from local farmers and the distillery produces about 50 000 liters of whisky per annum. The company uses water harvested from Greenland icebergs, which break away and floats freely in the fjord. The ice can be aged up to 180 000 years and it is said that after melting it produces water soft and crisp in taste. Isfjord Arctic Single Malt No.1 is made with unpeated barley and aged exclusively in ex-Oloroso sherry casks.
Nose: pretty sweet and malty, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, prunes, dried dates and hints of raspberry marmalade.
Palate: vanilla cream, caramel, toffee, chocolate-coated raisins, dried figs, hints of cinnamon and cloves.
Finish: medium long, with notes of dried fruit, caramel and honey.