Monday, May 10, 2021


The Denmark based Stauning Distillery, has announced the launch of the world’s first rye whisky, to be finished in vermouth casks.

Stauning El Clásico (45.7% ABV) was initially matured for 3 years in American Virgin oak barrels, before being finished for a year in Spanish vermouth barrels.

Stauning El Clásico

El Clásico, which is said to deliver a warm and intense taste of harvested grains and subtle notes of bitter botanicals, is the third release in Stauning’s research series, created at its distillery in Jutland, Denmark.

Stauning was founded in 2005, by a group of nine friends with a passion for whisky, with differing backgrounds – four engineers, a helicopter pilot, a doctor, a teacher, a chef and a butcher – who joined together to push the boundaries of whisky-making, to create whiskies reflective of their heritage with distinct Danish character. Blending a mix of old and new-world methods.

All of Stauning’s whiskies are made from local grain, floor-malted in house at the distillery on the Danish west coast. Distillation takes place in 24 small copper pot stills which are direct-fired to create complex flavours, adding weight and character to the whiskies.

Stauning El Clásico, will be available later this month from Master of Malt and other specialist retailers, for a RRP of £60.00.

Posted by Steve Rush