Eikthyrnir the hart is called,
that stands o’er Odin’s hall,
and bits from Laerad’s branches;
from his horns
fall drops into Hvergelmir,
whence all waters rise
EDITION 2 | SOLD OUT

Småfat nr. 1045

Brandy Finish
LAUNCH DATE
28 OCTOBER 2016 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
51 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
69 BOTTLES
CASK:
The spirit was distilled on 2012-07-04 and laid down on an ex-sherry cask. On 2015-11-19 the whisky was transferred to a 40 liter ex-cognac cask (cask #1045), and on 2016-03-02 the whisky was bottled.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.
COLOR:
Golden amber
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Christmas cake, dried fruits, homemade caramel pudding with real™ caramel sauce. This might all seem a bit dark and heavy, but it really is not. You see it is balanced with a layer of lighter notes, including vanilla, rowan berry and raw nuts.

Taste
Smooth-ish mouthfeel, it does have a little roughness to it, but still well on the side of pleasant. Very nutty and relatively sweet. I find the same homemade caramel pudding with sauce here, as well as the dried fruits. baked apples covered in rich honey.

Finish
Medium long finish. The sweetness grows heavier and thicker now. More honey, mixed with dark chocolate rather than caramel. Still very nutty - unsalted peanuts primarily, but also chopped almonds.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“By far the best Norwegian single malt whisky released to date. I certainly do like the direction this is taking. Score (87/100)”
whiskysaga.com

EDITION 2 | SOLD OUT

Småfat nr. 1045

Brandy Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Christmas cake, dried fruits, homemade caramel pudding with real™ caramel sauce. This might all seem a bit dark and heavy, but it really is not. You see it is balanced with a layer of lighter notes, including vanilla, rowan berry and raw nuts.

Taste
Smooth-ish mouthfeel, it does have a little roughness to it, but still well on the side of pleasant. Very nutty and relatively sweet. I find the same homemade caramel pudding with sauce here, as well as the dried fruits. baked apples covered in rich honey.

Finish
Medium long finish. The sweetness grows heavier and thicker now. More honey, mixed with dark chocolate rather than caramel. Still very nutty - unsalted peanuts primarily, but also chopped almonds.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“By far the best Norwegian single malt whisky released to date. I certainly do like the direction this is taking. Score (87/100)”
whiskysaga.com
LAUNCH DATE
28 OCTOBER 2016 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
51 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
69 BOTTLES
CASK:
The spirit was distilled on 2012-07-04 and laid down on an ex-sherry cask. On 2015-11-19 the whisky was transferred to a 40 liter ex-cognac cask (cask #1045), and on 2016-03-02 the whisky was bottled.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.
COLOR:
Golden amber
EDITION 3 | SOLD OUT

Småfat nr. 3002

Brandy Finish
LAUNCH DATE
28 OCTOBER 2016 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
54.9 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
15 BOTTLES
CASK:
The Eiktyrne Småfat Cognacfat nr. 3002 from Norwegian distillery Det Norske Brenneri was distilled on 2012-07-02. It was initially matured in an ex-sherry cask for almost four years, then transferred to a 10 L cognac cask on 2016-03-29.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4 years.
COLOR:
Golden amber.
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Sweet, red berries and grape juice. Dirt track through an Autumn wood, wet leaves and the smell of the air just as a heavy rainfall is about to start. Deep cinnamon notes - think raw cinnamon sticks. Hints of licorice. Leave it in the glass and it will turn absolutely divine. The comforting warmth of the cinnamon stick bonfire is soo good.

Taste
Rich and full-bodied and somehow both oily and tending towards dry at the same time. The cinnamon sticks are still with us. White pepper, ginger, licorice and just a little more than just a touch of chili. Caramel and vanilla.

Finish
Medium finish. Chili, milk chocolate. Soothing green notes as well now - mint, grass and tomato plant. Golden syrup and soft oakiness.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Needless to say, perhaps, but this whisky was never officially released. With this few bottles they decided to keep this for special tastings and to present something unique at Norwegian whisky festivals. As it is it adds to the recent streak of very fine efforts from Det Norske Brenneri, and shows that Norway is becoming a force to reckon with on the Nordic whisky scene.
Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com

EDITION 3 | SOLD OUT

Småfat nr. 3002

Brandy Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Sweet, red berries and grape juice. Dirt track through an Autumn wood, wet leaves and the smell of the air just as a heavy rainfall is about to start. Deep cinnamon notes - think raw cinnamon sticks. Hints of licorice. Leave it in the glass and it will turn absolutely divine. The comforting warmth of the cinnamon stick bonfire is soo good.

Taste
Rich and full-bodied and somehow both oily and tending towards dry at the same time. The cinnamon sticks are still with us. White pepper, ginger, licorice and just a little more than just a touch of chili. Caramel and vanilla.

Finish
Medium finish. Chili, milk chocolate. Soothing green notes as well now - mint, grass and tomato plant. Golden syrup and soft oakiness.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Needless to say, perhaps, but this whisky was never officially released. With this few bottles they decided to keep this for special tastings and to present something unique at Norwegian whisky festivals. As it is it adds to the recent streak of very fine efforts from Det Norske Brenneri, and shows that Norway is becoming a force to reckon with on the Nordic whisky scene.
Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com
LAUNCH DATE
28 OCTOBER 2016 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
54.9 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
15 BOTTLES
CASK:
The Eiktyrne Småfat Cognacfat nr. 3002 from Norwegian distillery Det Norske Brenneri was distilled on 2012-07-02. It was initially matured in an ex-sherry cask for almost four years, then transferred to a 10 L cognac cask on 2016-03-29.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4 years.
COLOR:
Golden amber.
EDITION 1 | SOLD OUT

Sid og Vid

Bloodtub Finish
LAUNCH DATE
6. NOVEMBER 2015 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
46 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
CA. 1000 BOTTLES
CASK:
This whisky was matured for 3 years in a 1st fill Oloroso sherry butt 500 L, before receiving a six month finish in a Oloroso sherry Bloodtub 40 L.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4 years.
COLOR:
Amber
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Soft and delicate sherry nose. There is a soft rubbery note at first, but it is mild and does crawl into hiding after a few minutes in the glass. What is a lot more noticeable is a lovely mix of spices; cinnamon, cardamom, white pepper and nutmeg. Accompanying the spices I also find malt, nuts, oranges and hints of oak. Leaving it in the glass for a while opens it up further. It is quite rich and full. Well integrated, and it feels mature despite its young age.

Taste
Full bodied and sweet. The sherry influence is immediate here, as it was on the nose. Rather peppery on the delivery. Digging a bit deeper I pick up on something floral, with a hint of vegetables. The sweetness is a mix of dried fruits, fresh apples and sugar.

Finish
Full and rich on the finish as well. Medium long and warm. Cinnamon, white pepper, dark chocolate, caramel, nut shells and oak. It becomes dry towards the end, but at the same time it is mouth-watering.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“It is young, but it has a fun "attitude", that I find charming. It is the best Norwegian whisky I have tried so far. Bring on the next! Score (85/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Resultatet av Eiktyrne er strålande og det er sjølv etter så kort tid med lagring. Det er truleg ein av dei få produkta som eg har smakt som gir ei så tydeleg aromafinesse mellom nase og munn. Aroma harmonera og er flott integrert med kvarandre.”
druefin.no

EDITION 1 | SOLD OUT

Sid og Vid

Bloodtub Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Soft and delicate sherry nose. There is a soft rubbery note at first, but it is mild and does crawl into hiding after a few minutes in the glass. What is a lot more noticeable is a lovely mix of spices; cinnamon, cardamom, white pepper and nutmeg. Accompanying the spices I also find malt, nuts, oranges and hints of oak. Leaving it in the glass for a while opens it up further. It is quite rich and full. Well integrated, and it feels mature despite its young age.

Taste
Full bodied and sweet. The sherry influence is immediate here, as it was on the nose. Rather peppery on the delivery. Digging a bit deeper I pick up on something floral, with a hint of vegetables. The sweetness is a mix of dried fruits, fresh apples and sugar.

Finish
Full and rich on the finish as well. Medium long and warm. Cinnamon, white pepper, dark chocolate, caramel, nut shells and oak. It becomes dry towards the end, but at the same time it is mouth-watering.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“It is young, but it has a fun "attitude", that I find charming. It is the best Norwegian whisky I have tried so far. Bring on the next! Score (85/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Resultatet av Eiktyrne er strålande og det er sjølv etter så kort tid med lagring. Det er truleg ein av dei få produkta som eg har smakt som gir ei så tydeleg aromafinesse mellom nase og munn. Aroma harmonera og er flott integrert med kvarandre.”
druefin.no
LAUNCH DATE
6. NOVEMBER 2015 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
46 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
CA. 1000 BOTTLES
CASK:
This whisky was matured for 3 years in a 1st fill Oloroso sherry butt 500 L, before receiving a six month finish in a Oloroso sherry Bloodtub 40 L.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4 years.
COLOR:
Amber
EDITION 4 | SOLD OUT

Sokin og Ekin

Sauternes Finish
LAUNCH DATE
3. JANUARY 2017 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
48.3 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
503 BOTTLES
CASK:
Matured in American Virgin Oak, sherry Bloodtub and calvados casks. Finished in sauternes casks.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4+ years.
COLOR:
Dark amber.
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Warm and sweet spiciness; including cinnamon and nutmeg. Warming character. Soft oak and nuts. Dark and dry chocolate. Hints of dried fruits. A vague hint of ripe apples. Homemade caramel pudding.

Taste
Rich and full-bodied. A slightly dry mouthfeel. The palate is as advertised - sweetness, spices and oak. The oakiness is soft though, no aggressive notes here. Honey, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, white pepper and dark chocolate.

Finish
Medium long finish. The honey, nougat and dry-ish spiciness lead us all the way home. The chocolate notes now remind me more of milk chocolate. The landing is very smooth and appealing. It leaves me with a good feeling.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Finally Norwegian single malt whisky is starting to really make its mark in Nordic Whisky. This is a really impressive 4 YO whisky. It shows, yet again, that Sauternes casks tend to work very well with whisky, and it certainly shows that Det Norske Brenneri is on a path for success. Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Very sweet and spicy on the nose. A woodiness mixed with green bananas. Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper. A hint of turpentine. Warm and rich on the palate. Vanilla and caramel, actually burnt caramel. Salt, eucalyptus and a hint of licorice. And there is an intense taste of an essence of some kind. Oaky on the finish. It is also spicy. White pepper, nutmeg and broth. My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85”
theladiesshare.com

EDITION 4 | SOLD OUT

Sokin og Ekin

Sauternes Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Warm and sweet spiciness; including cinnamon and nutmeg. Warming character. Soft oak and nuts. Dark and dry chocolate. Hints of dried fruits. A vague hint of ripe apples. Homemade caramel pudding.

Taste
Rich and full-bodied. A slightly dry mouthfeel. The palate is as advertised - sweetness, spices and oak. The oakiness is soft though, no aggressive notes here. Honey, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, white pepper and dark chocolate.

Finish
Medium long finish. The honey, nougat and dry-ish spiciness lead us all the way home. The chocolate notes now remind me more of milk chocolate. The landing is very smooth and appealing. It leaves me with a good feeling.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Finally Norwegian single malt whisky is starting to really make its mark in Nordic Whisky. This is a really impressive 4 YO whisky. It shows, yet again, that Sauternes casks tend to work very well with whisky, and it certainly shows that Det Norske Brenneri is on a path for success. Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Very sweet and spicy on the nose. A woodiness mixed with green bananas. Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper. A hint of turpentine. Warm and rich on the palate. Vanilla and caramel, actually burnt caramel. Salt, eucalyptus and a hint of licorice. And there is an intense taste of an essence of some kind. Oaky on the finish. It is also spicy. White pepper, nutmeg and broth. My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85”
theladiesshare.com
LAUNCH DATE
3. JANUARY 2017 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
48.3 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
503 BOTTLES
CASK:
Matured in American Virgin Oak, sherry Bloodtub and calvados casks. Finished in sauternes casks.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 4+ years.
COLOR:
Dark amber.
EDITION 5 | SOLD OUT

Hvit Rein

Newborn Maris Otter
LAUNCH DATE
6. MAY 2017 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
48.2 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
400 BOTTLES
CASK:
NONE.
INGREDIENTS:
100% Malted barley, Maris Otter
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. No maturation.
COLOR:
Clear.
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Young, fruity aroma with a hint of grain, malt, herbs and citrus.

Taste
Soft, chilled and fruity, full-bodied with hint of citrus, herbs, grains and pine.

Finish
Long finish.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Fyldig og fruktig med flott karakter, god syre, god munnfølelse, varm og rik avslutning med tydelig kornpreg. En virkelig flott new make. All grunn til å glede seg til fortsettelsen.”
aperitif.no

EDITION 5 | SOLD OUT

Hvit Rein

Newborn Maris Otter

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Young, fruity aroma with a hint of grain, malt, herbs and citrus.

Taste
Soft, chilled and fruity, full-bodied with hint of citrus, herbs, grains and pine.

Finish
Long finish.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Fyldig og fruktig med flott karakter, god syre, god munnfølelse, varm og rik avslutning med tydelig kornpreg. En virkelig flott new make. All grunn til å glede seg til fortsettelsen.”
aperitif.no
LAUNCH DATE
6. MAY 2017 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
48.2 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
400 BOTTLES
CASK:
NONE.
INGREDIENTS:
100% Malted barley, Maris Otter
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. No maturation.
COLOR:
Clear.
EDITION 6 | SOLD OUT

Rin og Rennande

Pineau Des Charentes Finish
LAUNCH DATE
3. FEBRUARY 2020 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
49.2 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
655 BOTTLES
CASK:
American virgin oak and fresh French brandy casks. Then it was finished in a fresh Pineau des Charentes cask.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.
COLOR:
Dark amber.
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Soft and very approachable. Little fluffy clouds of cinnamon sticks, vanilla, sweet licorice, icing sugar, grapes, plums and .. tropical fruits .. possibly pineapple with a slice of grapefruit.

Taste
Full-bodied, with a rich and oily mouthfeel. Big and bold on the initial attack - or should I say embrace. It certainly is warm and positive. Lots of spices and apples, with hints of grapes. The licorice is still here, but less sweet now. The cinnamon sticks are dust dry.

Finish
Medium long finish. A bit drier now. Very dark chocolate and cinnamon sticks ground to a fine dust. A touch of oak and leather, with a vague bitterness in the back.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“It is still a rare occasion to have a new Norwegian whisky released to the market. All the more important for me to make sure I do a review. A very solid 3 YO again from Det Norske Brenneri. Score (86/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Fresh and oaky on the nose. It reminds me a bit about gin, actually, because I get juniper. Eucalyptus, mint and the smell of a pharmacy at first. After a while it turns more earthy and warm with sap, caraway(!) and some fudge. Some honey melon as well. Oaky and quite rich on the palate. Fresh at first. I still get some juniper, eucalyptus and mint together with pineapple. It changes the same way on the palate as on the nose; more warm and spicy. White pepper, licorice and cinnamon. Oily. The finish lingers. It is warm and spicy – and sweet. I get white pepper, fudge and ripe pears. A bit dry. My score: nose 20 / palate 21 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 83”
theladiesshare.com

“Den har en søt duft av Pineau des Charents, pepperkake, eik, plomme og fersk fiken. Sjokolade, streif av mandel og krydder. Smaken er fruktig med anslag av nektarin og fiken, dernest makroner og lette streif av kanel. Avslutter mot pepper, søt lakris og lær. God fylde med en naturlig, dyp gyllen farge.”
appetitt.no

EDITION 6 | SOLD OUT

Rin og Rennande

Pineau Des Charentes Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Soft and very approachable. Little fluffy clouds of cinnamon sticks, vanilla, sweet licorice, icing sugar, grapes, plums and .. tropical fruits .. possibly pineapple with a slice of grapefruit.

Taste
Full-bodied, with a rich and oily mouthfeel. Big and bold on the initial attack - or should I say embrace. It certainly is warm and positive. Lots of spices and apples, with hints of grapes. The licorice is still here, but less sweet now. The cinnamon sticks are dust dry.

Finish
Medium long finish. A bit drier now. Very dark chocolate and cinnamon sticks ground to a fine dust. A touch of oak and leather, with a vague bitterness in the back.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“It is still a rare occasion to have a new Norwegian whisky released to the market. All the more important for me to make sure I do a review. A very solid 3 YO again from Det Norske Brenneri. Score (86/100)”
whiskysaga.com

“Fresh and oaky on the nose. It reminds me a bit about gin, actually, because I get juniper. Eucalyptus, mint and the smell of a pharmacy at first. After a while it turns more earthy and warm with sap, caraway(!) and some fudge. Some honey melon as well. Oaky and quite rich on the palate. Fresh at first. I still get some juniper, eucalyptus and mint together with pineapple. It changes the same way on the palate as on the nose; more warm and spicy. White pepper, licorice and cinnamon. Oily. The finish lingers. It is warm and spicy – and sweet. I get white pepper, fudge and ripe pears. A bit dry. My score: nose 20 / palate 21 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 83”
theladiesshare.com

“Den har en søt duft av Pineau des Charents, pepperkake, eik, plomme og fersk fiken. Sjokolade, streif av mandel og krydder. Smaken er fruktig med anslag av nektarin og fiken, dernest makroner og lette streif av kanel. Avslutter mot pepper, søt lakris og lær. God fylde med en naturlig, dyp gyllen farge.”
appetitt.no
LAUNCH DATE
3. FEBRUARY 2018 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
49.2 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
655 BOTTLES
CASK:
American virgin oak and fresh French brandy casks. Then it was finished in a fresh Pineau des Charentes cask.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.
COLOR:
Dark amber.
EDITION 7 | SOLD OUT

Tyn og Vin

Brandy Finish
LAUNCH DATE
6. NOVEMBER 2018 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
52.6%
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
530 BOTTLES
CASK:
Pedro Ximenez sherry cask, small sherry cask and American virgin oak cask. It was all vatted together and finished in a fresh brandy cask (French brandy in American oak).
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.
COLOR:
Amber.
  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Delightful, light and very approachable. Playful sweetness with marshmallows, icing sugar, and homemade caramel pudding. There's a hint of a bicycle tire repair kit way in the back, but it works as an added spice.

Taste
Very rich and fullbodied. Spicy and fruity in character. There is an unusually deep base of spices, way down low. Maybe more like a bass than a base. On top I find notes of assorted berries, vanilla and light caramel sauce.

Finish
Medium to long finish. Continues much as it started. Perhaps a little sweeter, with notes of honey now.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Jon did it again. Darn fine for a 3 YO. Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com

EDITION 7 | SOLD OUT

Tyn og Vin

Brandy Finish

  • TASTING NOTES
  • REVIEWS
Nose
Delightful, light and very approachable. Playful sweetness with marshmallows, icing sugar, and homemade caramel pudding. There's a hint of a bicycle tire repair kit way in the back, but it works as an added spice.

Taste
Very rich and fullbodied. Spicy and fruity in character. There is an unusually deep base of spices, way down low. Maybe more like a bass than a base. On top I find notes of assorted berries, vanilla and light caramel sauce.

Finish
Medium to long finish. Continues much as it started. Perhaps a little sweeter, with notes of honey now.

Written by Thomas Øhrbom
at Whisky Saga
“Jon did it again. Darn fine for a 3 YO. Score (88/100)”
whiskysaga.com
LAUNCH DATE
6. NOVEMBER 2018 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
52.6 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
530 BOTTLES
CASK:
Pedro Ximenez sherry cask, small sherry cask and American virgin oak cask. It was all vatted together and finished in a fresh brandy cask (French brandy in American oak).
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. NAS.
COLOR:
Amber.
EDITION 8 | SOLD OUT

Toll og Holl

Refill Sauternes Finish
LAUNCH DATE
6. NOVEMBER 2018 VINMONOPOLET.NO
ABV:
51.9 %
CL:
50 CL
VOLUME
353 BOTTLES
CASK:
It has been matured for a little of three years in total, in a mix of Pedro Ximenes, small sherry and fresh brandy casks, and then finished in a 2nd fill Sauternes cask.
INGREDIENTS:
100% MALTED BARLEY
METHOD & MATURATION:
Traditional double distillation. Maturation 3 years.