Henric Molin, the other owner, is often described as a whisky geek. “He is obsessed with getting oak for the casks that grew in the right place, and he knows exactly where he wants to get the spices from. Everything is done manually, completely without machines, always in small quantities,” Molin explains. “Get the final product, and you can actually smell it.” In addition to single malt whisky, Spirit of Hven also produce vodka, gin and aquavit. The small-scale approach always was, and still is, a conscious aim, putting quality over quantity at all times. Precise control over the distillation and a stateof-the-art laboratory where the spirits can be tested and analysed down to the tiniest details have come to define the Spirit of Hven brand and fascinates its many fans across the globe.