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Isle of Lime whisky from Roma, Sweden

18 May

The distillery is in the little village of Roma on Gotland. Photo: Courtesy of Gotland Whisky

The former industrial premises of Roma sugar factory on the island of Gotland (in the Baltic Sea) now houses a modern destillery, created to produce approximately 60 000 liters (16 000 US gallons) of organic malt whisky a year. The very first whisky will be a single malt, named Isle of Lime. It will be ready in three years, in the spring of 2015. The name Isle of Lime is very fitting as Gotland is known for its lime stone.

The beautiful copper kettles come from the re-knowned coppersmith Forsyth in Scotland. Photo: Courtesy of Gotland Whisky

Currently, it’s busily dripping away in the spectacular, newly refurbished destillery. The Isle of Lime produced is a single malt with smokey notes. In time other exclusive types of whisky will also be launched. Expert whisky maker Henry Cockburn from Bowmore Destillery in Scotland has been involved in the process all the way. And as he visited Gotland in March to taste the first drops he was apparently very pleased with what he saw and congratulated on the destillery and its progress.

Check out Youtube for the first drops of Gotland Whisky.