We're planting a Kongsgaard Forest
Deep in the dark woods surrounding the ancient town of Roskilde,
a majestic building of oak once stood tall and strong. It was from this seat in the great hall of Kongsgaard, the legendary Vikings ruled and sagas of the kingdom of Denmark began.
Today, staying true to traditions of our ancestors, we craft our gin by hand, distilling in small batches.
At the centerpiece of our layers of flavour are Danish apples.
Among the world’s best, famous for the good taste they achieve due to the climatic conditions. The long warm days in ripening season, are replaced by cool and clear summer nights. Giving the characteristic succulence and well balanced mixture of sweetness and acidity.
We source our apples from small local fruit orchards, situated on little islands in the southern archipelago of Denmark.
The climate here ensures apples with a lot of taste according to a slow growing process and many hours of daylight. Furthermore the terroir here is exceptional; clay soil, many hours of sunshine, wind and salt coming from the sea.
an apple a day
We source our soft winter wheat from Picardy in the northern region of France, sometimes referred to as the nation’s breadbasket. The terroir and climate here, bless this area with perfect growing conditions. Soft winter wheat takes its name from the 4 months longer maturation time it gets when sown in autumn and harvested in late summer.