Research Series is our playground. A place where we allow ourselves to try out new ideas, to experiment and think out of the box. In Stauning Bastard Denmark meet Mexico in a very successful experiment...
What we have discovered is that especially our rye whisky is very good at extracting flavour from casks - and that it does so very fast. Experimenting with different casks is very exciting and the results are often surprisingly good!
So what is Bastard? The Base spirit is our rye new make (70% malted rye, 30% malted barley). Matured in heavy charred virgin oak casks for about 3 years. Then we moved the whisky to 5 wonderful Mezcal casks from Oro de Oaxaca - and 6 months later we have Stauning Bastard. Rye Whisky like you never tried it before."