Spirit of Hven is a family-owned craft distillery situated on the beautiful island Hven in the strait of Öresund between Sweden and Denmark. The island has a rich agricultural heritage. The surrounding region is home to some of Sweden’s absolute best producers of agricultural products, which explains why Spirit of Hven emphasises the use of local ingredients. Only the best organic certified ingredients are selected and analysed before creating the spirits.
Spirit of Hven distillery is a world unique, one of the world’s smallest commercial pot still distilleries, where everything from mashing to fermentation, distilling, maturation and bottling are carried out at site. A small format gives great benefits when wanting to extract maximum scent and taste, a small size gives larger surface area per volume for the chemical reactions to take place and giving the wanted character.
“Taste and scent with sustainability”
This unique distillery is one of a kind working with both column stills and pot stills, creating its own grain spirits from various kinds of organic grains and raw materials for vodkas, gins and aquavits as well as working with organic barley and the single malt whiskies.
For many distilleries, it can take less than 24 hours to produce vodka and gin. For the Spirit of Hven, it can take up to 2 years. Both the Organic Vodka and Gin spend anywhere between 6 and 24 months in oak casks before being redistilled and bottled, a process that leads to both a characteristic flavour and mouthfeel. Even the bottles are distinctive: every bottle is individually numbered and controlled before being waxed by hand.