Berry Bros. & Rudd has announced the second in the series of their Nordic Cask whisky range, with the collection consisting of five bottles from Nordic distillers. The collection includes a cross-Nordic blend, Vindöga, said to be the world’s first.
Vindöga Blended Nordic Malt Whisky is produced from ex-sherry matured casks, consisting of Fary Lochan (Denmark), Teerenpeli (Finland), Thy (Denmark), Smögen and High Coast (Sweden), Mosgaard (Denmark) and the Arctic distillery Myken (Norway).
Also part of the collection are a 2017 Stauning, a 2013 Teerenpeli, a 2019 Thy and a 2012 Smögen.
The name Vindöga is an archaic Swedish word for “window” and is said to be a nod to the iconic windows at Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Nordic cask collection
Jonny McMillan, Reserve Whisky Manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd said: “We’ve found Nordic distillers to be deeply respectful of whisky’s rich and proud heritage. Often drawing inspiration from their projects from Scotland and Japan, they show willingness to inject their spirit of locality. Be it using local grains, indigenous materials for smoking or simply producing a distillate with a sense of place.
“Berry Bros. & Rudd are proud to include in this release the first cross-Nordic blended malt, Vindӧga. Blended with input from each of the distillers and our good friend Thomas Øhrbom from Whisky Saga whom we worked with to create the final vatting. We hope the release further grows the region’s collaboration and inevitable global attention.”
To mark the release, the distillery will host a virtual tasting on 15 September at 7pm, live on their Facebook
page and YouTube
channel. McMillan will welcome co-hosts Moa Nilsson and Ingvar Ronde to discuss the Nordic whisky region.
A limited-edition tastings kit can be purchased online
ahead of the virtual tasting at Abbey Whisky, at £35.