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Ottestad

Ry Bradley Band @ Atlungstad Brenneri - Sunset Concert (tickets required)

Historic factory on beautiful Lake Mjøsa with full band concert. Tickets available at https://atlungstadbrenneri.no/event/countrykveld-med-ry-bradly

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Time & Location

Aug 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT+2

Ottestad, Sandvikavegen 214, 2312 Ottestad, Norway

About the Event

In 1855, a number of farmers in Stange joined forces to found Atlungstad Brænderi. Clean water was important for several of the distillery's processes, the factory was therefore located at the outlet of the Fjetreåa on Nedre Atlungstad's grounds. The location by Mjøsa was important to facilitate the transport of goods, which, due to poor roads, preferably took place by water.

Atlungstad Distillery was one of the country's leading distilleries in the latter half of the 19th century until the discontinuation of industrial spirit production at Atlungstad in 2008. The distilleries in the fjord region played a central role in the development of Norwegian aquavit. Today, it is an important task to keep the distillery at Atlungstad Brenneri intact and pass on the expertise in the distillery. Atlungstad is the only historic distillery in Norway where it is in active operation for a period of the year. You can follow the potato's journey through the distillery from the potato to the product we are so proud of; Norwegian barrel-aged aquavit. Our knowledgeable guides take you through the history of the distillery and Norwegian industrial and aquevit history.

The building was constructed of red brick from local brickworks, in 1864 the distillery was hit by fire. The old brick walls could be used again and in 1866 the distillery was rebuilt. In 1911, the distillery building was extended and the facility now consists of a potato reception, a 15-metre high spirit and distillation apparatus, seed cleaning and aquavit storage. The buildings also have office and meeting rooms where the fixtures and furniture have been taken care of and which thus makes it appear like a living museum. The dispatcher's home and the master distiller's home are also located in the area with a beautiful view of Mjøsa.

In 2011, Atlungstad Brenneri AS bought the plant from Norske Potetindustrier. In the same autumn, trial production of almost 12,000 liters of alcohol was started. The distillery was established as an industrial cultural monument in 2013 and in collaboration with Arcus AS the production of aquavit was restarted in 2014

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