Klelund is a geographical area in the southwest of Denmark, consisting of 1067 acres of forest, 513 acres of
heath land and meadows, and 78 acres of new plantations. In 2005 Klelund was bought by Sofie Kirk Kristiansen,
with the intensions of bringing the area back to how it originally was when the Red deer was the reigning living
specie and the main factor of the development of the environment.
In 2014 I was challenged with the idea of making a Danish gin from botanicals that was resident at Klelund
grounds only, and after extensive research and experimenting I choose to work with 8 local botanicals. The
picking of the botanicals in mention was made during April to October 2015, according to their seasonal
appearance, and was successively sent to my laboratory for infusing and distilling.
The processing of the botanicals before infusing and distilling was a challenge itself, since some of them was
more or lees fragile in the keeping of their essential oils, so a combination of roasting, sous vide and simple
extraction was being used. Total yield of the 2015 production was 1206 bottles and each bottle is numbered.
The graphic design is by Uffe Lind (winner of World Beverage Package Design Awards 2013) and features a Red
deer and the big Oak tree from where the acorns for the gin where picked.