Stauning Whisky is a distillery in Denmark. It is located in the western part of Jutland, just south of a small village called Stauning, near Skjern. The distillery was founded in May 2005 by nine Danish whisky enthusiasts, with the idea to create a whisky similar to the peaty ones produced on the Scottish island of Islay.
The whiskies are produced from local cereals, the malting is done by hand, while the 24 stills are fired over direct fire as in the past. However, the elements of innovation are also many and so for example to create Stauning Bastard Rye local rye is used and the whisky undergoes a three-year finish in barrels that have contained Mezcal. In Peat, on the other hand, the secret lies in the addition of dried heather collected around the distillery directly in the ovens in which the barley is dried.