So the task was to let the clear, unhindered taste of dill come out in the finished aquavit. In contrast to all of the other aquavits available on the market, we decided that our aquavit would only have a single ingredient – dill distillate. No addition of exotic spices – no sweeteners, even though they could be discreetly added. If the pure taste and aroma of dill was to be experienced, there was no need for any correction. Nature would perform the task if we just gave it the chance. So we aimed for the authentic product. The pure pleasure.
In 2010, a research project was initiated in collaboration with the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and the technological institute Agrotech. The aim of the project was to establish the optimum type of dill, the optimum cultivation method and the optimum time to harvest the crop. At the same time, the advanced analysis equipment that was available, meant that the dill’s aromatic compounds could be evaluated continuously, and we could find the best time in the plant’s development where it would deliver the optimal taste and aroma of dill in the finished aquavit.
On an ongoing basis, extractions and distillation methods were developed, so that the aromas from the freshly-harvested dill heads could be infused into the aquavit without any deterioration. In 2014, this development method led to the patenting of a uniquely special production method, the results of which we enjoy today.
During the autumn of 2013, and in January 2014, a successful share issue of Den Ny Spritfabrik A/S, provided a sound capital base, and ensured a valuable network of dealers and distributors. Among other things, an agreement has been signed with Hans Just, the leading distributor of fine spirits and related products in the Nordic Region and the world.