Our still was delivered from Germany. “Kothe Destillationstechnik” is a traditional German company specializing in copper and steel processing. Continuous development processes have created the design and construction of the distillation plants. Owing to solid quality and energy saving compounds, the stills have a long working life and low energy consumption.
A water bath or steam heats mashes and fluids in a solid, purpose-built copper still. A smooth internal surface is realised by means of a welded construction without appendages. The characteristic of a Kothe still is the combination of efficiency, stability and shape.
Based on the unique competence of the renowned engineer Leif Nerhammar, AuroraSpirit has developed a still designed for making several types of alcohol. With our combination of pot and column stills, we can make vodka, gin, aquavit and whisky. The still has a mash volume of 1200 litres and allows the distiller several thousand settings, making the production a piece of artisan art.
Maturing Whisky in the Arctic
As we are a small artisan production facility, we will mature whisky in smaller casks. Due to the cold climate, whisky casks in the Troms area will mature slower than regions further south. By using a smaller cask, more wood per litre will be in contact with the whisky and thus it will develop character more rapidly.
Some of our casks are delivered by Speyside Cooperage, which lies in the heart of the Scottish Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. Speyside Cooperage is the only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering.
We store our casks in old and very secret NATO tunnels. This will reduce evaporation and lower the “angels’ share” (Or “Odins share – as we like to call it!).