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Average Rating

88.50

3 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 89.00
    Ambiance
  • 78.00
    Selection
  • 90.67
    Value
  • 96.33
    Service
  1. Ana Chronist scored this distillery 91 points Expert Senior

    Wer einmal nach Island fliegt und nur in irgendeiner Art und Weise Geschmack an guten Destillaten hat, sollte definitiv die paar Euro in die Hand nehmen und eine Tour durch die Eimverk Distillery buchen. Wir bekamen die komplette momentane Kernpalette zum probieren, welche insgesamt 8 Destillate umfasst und wurden dazu gut und freundlich unterhalten und aufgeklärt.

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    80
    Value
    92
    Service
    95

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this distillery 91 points Administrator

    Iceland is a beautiful country which is known for its stunning nature, including glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls. Barley does grow here, so you have everything you need to distill whisky! That's probably what the founders of Eimverk Distillery had realized, when they started making plans to open the first Single Malt distillery on this sparely populated island. Terroir does matter, after all.

    Located just outside Reykjavík, you can easily reach the distillery grounds by taking bus line 1 to Ásgarður. From there, it is just a few minutes' walk. Compared to Scottish distilleries, Eimverk is really small - but it got the charm of a craft distillery, where things have just started to evolve. Our guide was very passionate, and he took us on a private tour including an extended tasting. Like many young distilleries, Eimverk started producing gin and aquavit to generate some cash flow, while patiently waiting for their malts to mature.

    The atmosphere was amazing and we could freely explore the whole distillery, while taking as many pictures as we wanted to. Everything appeared rather small and a bit improvised, but that's actually what made it so interesting. I learned how hellishly expensive sherry butts are and that Eimverk uses virgin oak casks to mature their Flóki Young Malt. The whole production line from barley to bottling street is located under one roof, and we were even allowed to taste their new make spirit straight from the still. Fantastic!

    That day, I probably learned more about gin and aquavit than I learned about whisky, but that's highly appreciated. Eimverk's range of gins is truly amazing. In terms of whisky, we tried both Flóki Young Malt and the 'Sheep Dung Smoked Reserve', their equivalent of a peated malt. In the end, we even got a couple of free miniatures - a great value for ISK 2,500. After more than 1.5 hours, we were rather tipsy but absolutely satisfied given the excellent service. This distillery visit ranks in my top 3 and is more than recommended!


    Total
    90
    Ambiance
    92
    Selection
    84
    Value
    90
    Service
    94

  3. The Macallan scored this distillery 88 points Connoisseur

    Please read my comment note at the Notes section!!

    Total
    85
    Ambiance
    80
    Selection
    70
    Value
    90
    Service
    100

  4. The Macallan did not rate this distillery Connoisseur

    Eimverk distillery is a well hidden gem South of Reykjavik.

    They don't do any distillery tours, but when you notice them in advance then they are willing to give you a tour in this quirky unusual distillery.

    Everything at the distillery comes from Iceland except for the spirit still, the yeast and the wood. Apart from that they are re-using all the left material from othere factories etc.

    Eimverk uses 100% Organic barley from Iceland and because of the short period growing time from the barley, they only produce 25.000 litres of spirit for their whisky production. The other 25.000 litres will be used to make gin and aqua vitae.

    Flóki is a young spirit to be used for a period of 9 up to 12 months to prepare the new American oak for the real deal. When I tasted Flóki for the first time I was flabber gasted. This spirit has the potention to become a good first fill whisky. But that's not their objective at the moment.

    Flóki will be a single malt from wich we going to hear a lot of!

Distillery location

Lyngas 13
210 Garðabær, Reykjavík
Iceland

Distillery details

http://www.flokiwhisky.is/

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