10th May 2022
The fourth World Whisky Forum goes to Stauning… and goes virtual.
The fourth World Whisky Forum will be held at Stauning Whisky on the 21st to 23rd June, and the tickets are currently on sale.
Since 2017, the World Whisky Forum has been about building bridges in the world of whisky.
The goal is to develop the trade and the product, and to push progress – together. Previous
Forums have been held at High Coast Distillery in Sweden, Cotswolds Distillery in the UK and
Westland Distillery in the USA, and the World Whisky Forum team are delighted to announce
that this year’s much-delayed Forum will be taking place on the beautiful West coast of Denmark
at a distillery that is a pioneer of the New Nordic whisky movement.
The overall theme of the World Whisky Forum 2022 is Sustainability – a topic which is coming
to dominate discussions of the future of whisky. The ways in which sustainability can impact the
production, distribution and consumption of whisky are hugely varied, and this year’s array of
panellists reflects that; people working on the sustainability of cereal crops, those looking at the
supply of wood used for maturation, the people driving the design of next-generation whisky
distilleries, and those rethinking the traditional, unsustainable packaging practices of the past.
The Forum will also look beyond the sphere of whisky production and bring in expert voices on
communicating with consumers about sustainability – with a focus on how some of the world’s
most highly acclaimed restaurants and bars enthuse their guests about their sustainable practices
and avoid green-washing.
For the first time, attendees of the World Whisky Forum can also take part virtually and will be
able to watch the panel discussions and even tour the distillery online.
Jan Groth, founder of the World Whisky Forum, said “We are delighted to finally host the Forum
again, it will be great to get everyone back in the room together – and to include friends all over
the world joining us virtually for the first time. Sustainability is crucial to the future of our
industry, we’ve got a lot to discuss.”
Full line-up of speakers:
Keynote Speaker: Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Vestas Wind Systems
Dr Magali Picard, Demptos Cooperage Research
Professor James Brosnan, Scotch Whisky Research Institute
Greg Glass, Whyte & Mackay
Alex Bruce, Ardnamurchan Distillery
Todd Leopold, Leopold Bros. Distillery and Malthouse
Annabel Thomas, Nc’nean Distillery
Bastian Heuser, Spreewood Distillers
Oskar Bruno, Agitator Distillery
Joanna Watchman, Content Coms
Peter Kreiner, Noma
Ryan Chetiyawardana, Mr Lyan
Read more about the World Whisky Forum at www.worldwhiskyforum.org and buy tickets at
For more information, please contact Jan Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org