This Viking Whisky Is Made At The World’s Northernmost Distillery

Jul 8, 2020

Category: Vices

The geographical location of a distillery says a lot about its character, values, and identity, from the traditional Scottish single malt operations to the bourbon distilleries of the American South. And a new whisky purveyor is now leaning into its place of origin, delivering an “arctic whisky” that’s being produced at the world’s northernmost distillery.

Christened “Niflheim,” this first limited release is named after “the world of fog” (one of nine worlds in ancient Norse mythology) and is produced using nordic barley and fermented with glacial melt-off water. After being triple distilled in a copper still, this artisan-made whisky is matured in sherry, bourbon, and virgin casks which are housed in an underground vault that was previously part of a NATO Cold War base. Boasting 46% ABV, Niflheim has a sweet nose with hints of toasted nuts and dried fruit, complemented by a woody palate and a finish that’s equal parts sweet and spicy. Located at the foot of the Lyngen Alps at the 69-degree North, Bivrost is initially rolling out a small batch of its arctic whisky before ramping up production in preparation for a larger release.

Learn More: Bivrost

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Vices

Moose Knuckles’ Saint-Ulric Parka Is Durable With a Detachable Shearling Hood To Boot

Its water-and-tear resistant makeup makes for an ideal all-weather piece this winter.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

The BRNLY SQD-2 Is An Ultra-Premium Workhorse Of An EDC Knife

Sporting a titanium frame and scales mated to a Böhler M390 blade.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

The Complete Guide to Tequila Styles

Covering the five different styles of tequila with our recommendations for each.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2021

Featured Image

New Belgium’s Oakspire Ale Is Aged in Bourbon Barrels from Four Roses

A delicious autumnal offering that employs an innovative flavor-infusing technique.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2021

Featured Image

The Macallan’s Chocolate Tasting Set Is Both Delicious and Helps the Needy

Featuring a hand-crafted 10-piece chocolate set and two The Macallan Glencairn glasses.

Posted By

Nov 23, 2021

Featured Image

Johnnie Walker Celebrates the Lunar New Year with a Tiger Edition Scotch

Featuring a collectible gift box with bespoke artwork.

Posted By

Nov 19, 2021