This June, award-winning Danish whisky brand Stauning will be hosting the fourth World Whisky Forum at its distillery on Denmark’s west coast. The three-day event, which this year focuses on sustainability, will take place from June 21st – 23rd and brings together some of the top whisky experts and drinks industry influencers from around the globe, providing insights, thoughts and discussions into the possibilities and challenges the global whisky industry faces. Along with in-person tickets, the event will also offer virtual tickets for the first time.
Guests attending the forum will be able to enjoy a host of activities over the three days, including panel discussions moderated by whisky expert Dave Broom, which cover topics such as the sustainable use of resources in whisky production, sustainable practices within building / operating distilleries and how to communicate sustainability principles. There will also be talks from key speakers including Peter Kreiner, CEO of Noma, Ryan Chetiyawardana AKA “Mr Lyan”, and James Brosnan of the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.
Other activities in the schedule include a tour of the Stauning distillery, looking at the progressive methods they use to produce their innovative whiskies, as well as tastings of various whiskies from around the world. Guests will also be able to enjoy lunches hosted at the distillery and dinner in top local restaurants.
Alex Munch, co-founder of Stauning says: “It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to host the fourth World Whisky Forum. We can’t wait to welcome fellow whisky experts and distillers to our home in West Denmark and discuss what is the most important thing to us all, the World of Whisky. At Stauning we have one of the most innovative and progressive whiskies on the market and it’s a great opportunity to showcase our brand and hopefully inspire other producers in the industry.”
Dave Broom, co-founder of the World Whisky Forum says: “At the World Whisky Forum we embrace the history of whisky, along with the ways in which new World Whisky is influencing the market and challenging the status quo of the more traditional spirits in the category. We believe that embracing these developments and challenges is best done together, which is why we can’t wait to welcome everyone back together in Stauning, after what has been a challenging couple of years for the Industry.”
The World Whisky Forum was created by Jan Groth, Dave Broom, and Ingvar Ronde, who wanted to provide a platform where those passionate about the spirit could share thoughts and experiences from all perspectives. Forums are held every 18 months and are designed to create new contact points between whisky makers to promote creative development within the whisky business and reunite the World of Whisky.
Tickets for the forum can be purchased from World Whisky Forum’s website for €850 for in-person attendance or €85 for virtual tickets.