A Whisky Guide to: Aarhus
Denmark has always had a soft spot for the mystery and taste of Scotch. With this in mind, there’s plenty of things to do in Aarhus for Whisky fans besides coming along to our Whisky Ambassador course.
Featuring one of Denmark’s best liquor selections with over 200-300 different whiskies, many from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Highlands surprisingly isn’t a Scottish bar. However, it is one of the best whisky bars that Denmark has to offer. In addition, hosting more than 200 tastings a year from different distillers, breweries and other liquor ambassadors, Highlanders can lay claim to being some of the most Scotch-dedicated establishments in Denmark.
Rum & Whisky Festival
Aarhus’ Rum & Whisky Festival operates every year, offering visitors a plentiful collection from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Talisker, Benriach, Glenfiddich, Laphroaig and Ardbeg, as well as selections of Indian, American, Irish, Welsh and Danish whisky. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to try numerous rare and special bottlings, either free of charge or for a small fee. For the small entrance fee of 345 DKK, there’s little excuse for whisky fans in Aarhus not to visit.
A short drive away from Aarhus at the opposite western end of the Jutland peninsula, Stauning is one of Denmark’s few whisky distilleries, set up in 2005. Making smoky whisky reminiscent of ‘Ardbeg in the 1970s,’ with a combination of white oak barrels and Sherry, port and cherrywine casks, matured for at least three years. Better still, Stauning offer guided tours, with a tasting tour available for only 150 DKK, making Stauning a stellar stop off for your whisky journey in Denmark.