THE DISTILLERY

Det Norske Brenneri

We produce hundreds of

different types of Aquavits,

World renowned gin and

Norwegian single malt whisky.

All handcrafted by our small and

dedicated team of professionals.

LOCATION

A village with a lot of history

Det Norske Brenneri lies in the very south of Norway, in a small village called Grimstad. Though it’s small, Grimstad has a proud history of long traditions for production, and have always been pioneers in producing alcoholic beverages; With Fuhr producing fruit wines of rhubarb since the 1930s, and Nøgne Ø being the first Norwegian microbrewery who launched craft beer internationally in 2002.

Det Norske Brenneri launched the first Norwegian whisky, Audny in 2012 – another example of innovation from this small village, which also was the home of our national treasures Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun.

Grimstads climate is a mild one compared to the rest of Norway. Landwide it is known as “Norway’s Syden”, and “Syden” is a short Norwegian expression for “a land in the south which is hot and sunny, where Norwegians like to vacation”. With 200 more sunny hours than the rest of Norway, these southern temperatures affects the whisky we mature here – the whisky matures faster.

An animation of a yellow field

Our distillery was established in 2005, as the first new

distillery in  Norway after the State Monopoly dissolved,

and distillation  became possible for privately owned

companies as well

THE DISTILLERY

Det Norske Brenneri

A distillery

We produce hundreds of

different types of Aquavits,

World renewed gin and

Norwegian single malt

whisky. All handcrafted by

our small and​ dedicated

team of professionals.

LOCATION

A village with a lot of history

Det Norske Brenneri lies in the very south of Norway, in a small village called Grimstad. Though it’s small, Grimstad has a proud history of long traditions for production, and have always been pioneers in producing alcoholic beverages; With Fuhr producing fruit wines of rhubarb since the 1930s, and Nøgne Ø being the first Norwegian microbrewery who launched craft beer internationally in 2002.

Det Norske Brenneri launched the first Norwegian whisky, Audny in 2012 – another example of innovation from this small village, which also was the home of our national treasures Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun.

Grimstads climate is a mild one compared to the rest of Norway. Landwide it is known as “Norway’s Syden”, and “Syden” is a short Norwegian expression for “a land in the south which is hot and sunny, where Norwegians like to vacation”. With 200 more sunny hours than the rest of Norway, these southern temperatures affects the whisky we mature here – the whisky matures faster.

An animation of a yellow field

Our distillery was

established in 2005, as the

first new distillery in

Norway after the State

Monopoly dissolved,​ and

and distillation became

possible for privately owned

companies as well

BUY EIKTYRNE WHISKY

Where to buy in Norway

For the moment we only distribute our Eiktyrne Whisky in Norway. Vinmonopolet is a government-owned alcoholic beverage retailer and the only company allowed to sell beverages containing an alcohol content higher than 4.75% in Norway.
For the ontrade industry our Eiktyrne Whisky is available through all major
wholesalers such as Vectura, Vinhuset, ASKO or Servicegrossistene.
Starting in 2021, Eiktyrne whisky will be available in Sweden, Finland, Denmark,
Germany and hopefully in other markets. More info to come.

Are you a distributor and interested in our products? Feel free to 

BUY EIKTYRNE WHISKY

Where to buy in Norway

For the moment we only distribute our Eiktyrne Whisky in Norway. Vinmonopolet is a government-owned alcoholic beverage retailer and the only company allowed to sell beverages containing an alcohol content higher than 4.75% in Norway.
See our current Eiktyrne assortment here
For the ontrade industry our Eiktyrne Whisky is available through all major wholesalers such as Vectura, Vinhuset, ASKO or Servicegrossistene.
Starting in 2021, Eiktyrne whisky will be available in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and hopefully in other markets. More info to come.
Are you a distributor and interested in our products? Feel free to contact us!

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THE DESTILLERY

DET NORSKE BRENNERI AS

Østerhus Industriveien 6

4879 Grimstad, Norway

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GET IN TOUCH

Don't be a stranger,
ask us anything

THE DISTILLERY

DET NORSKE BRENNERI AS

Østerhus Industriveien 6
4879 Grimstad, Norway

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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