|2011: Fadandel.dk was born in May. Brian Toft started with 4 different bottles, and 1 cask of whisky from Bowmore, which was sold in share.
He started in his own house, on the 1st floor. In his private house, whisky tastings were also held.
|2012: 3 whisky casks were purchased, which were later sold in shares, and the rest as bottlings. In 2012, the store went from having 4 bottlings to 14 bottlings.|
|2013: Expansion of business premises. We moved from 1st. floor to the now modernized basement, where we got approx. 20 m2 for warehouse and shop. The tastings still took place in the private livingroom. An additional 2 casks were purchased for shares.|
|2014: Nominated for the Entrepreneur Award in Denmark. An additional 6 casks were purchased for shares and later resale.|
|2015: Fadandel.dk was converted to an ApS company structure, and at the same time we came in The Whiskey Bible 2016 with 2 bottlings. In 2015, 3 cask were purchased for shares.|
|2016: Fadandel.dk comes in The Whiskey Bible 2017, with 2 bottlings. During the year, 14 casks were added further.|
2017: Once again, Fadandel.dk is expanded and relocated to larger premises. We have purchased 19 more casks, so now we count almost 50 casks in total, and the shore/web shop have approx. 100 different bottlings. We have bottled over 14 casks for the store, and brought home over 100 bottlings for customers.We started selling empty casks for decoration in homes, or at work. Orders are also sent to costumers in Finland, Germany and Sweden now.
Fadandel.dk has an agency on Kingsbury (Europe), Claxton’s (DK & SE) and Grindlay’s (DK & SE). That includes also an agent in Sweden as well as partners in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
This was also the year that Fadandel.dk was in the danish paper “Jyllands-Posten: Whisky for millioner”. Was also in The Whisky Bible 2018 with 3 bottlings, og was named whisky importer of the year in Denmark.
2018: Fadandel continued to grow, and has launched the new improved webshop. We have barely 180 different bottlings on the shelves, including whisky, rum and gin. We purchased 23 new casks to shares and for resale. More than 30 bottlings were also brought home for our costumers.
We have among other things, got an agency in Belgian gin, called D-Gin, which we’re selling in Denmark and Sweden. We also got agency on Duncan Taylor Octave casks in Sweden. Furthermore have we made our own gin, Buckthorn which will be released in early 2019.
10 samples have been submitted to The Whisky Bible 2019 edition.
2019: 9 samples have been submitted to the Whisky Bible 2020 edition, and they all is in this year book. Our “Orkney 14 year” and “Treasure of Islay 10 year” had the highest score with 95,5 points out of 100 points, which we are very graceful and happy for.
During the year, have we bottled 16 whisky casks and 2 rum casks for the business/store. Have purchased 14 new casks, for later bottling and shares, one of which is a rum cask from Demerara a beautiful and dark rum. We’ve imported 40 casks for clubs, business og private costumers during the year.
Furthermore, have we launched our own gin Buckthorn, in 3 different editions, Naturally Flavoured, Flavoured in Sherry Cask – Batch 001, which was stored in approx. 2 months on a former PX Sherry Octave cask. Later on, we launched Flavoured in Sherry Cask – Batch 002, which was stored for 4 months in the same PX Sherry Octave cask, as batch 001.
We attended 2 different fairs, one in Sweden and the other in Kolding (Denmark). We had to expand the business again, as we now have 220 different whiskys, gins and rums on the shelves. We expanded with several different bottlings from Claxton’s and we got bottlings from “The Single Cask” home as well.
2020: Was the year we got the opportunity to sell whisky casks (Octave, Barrels, Hogshead and Butt’s) from a long line of distilleries in Scotland – please contact us for more details. We’ve purchased 45 casks for resale, and later on for bottlings and shares.
We replaced our webshop with a newer version, and with updated design. Now the shop are in Danish and English plus the opportunity to trade in several different currencies. You can now buy our gift card, where you can decide the amount and make your own personal greeting to the recipient. We now have costumers from USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Poland, Israel, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium as well.
Participated in the whisky fair in Koldning (Denmark) in March, where we launched our new exclusive bottling from Claxton’s. Glen Garioch 8 year, which got a finish on a 1st Fill PX Octave cask.
In addition, 11 samples from bottlings have been submitted to Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible, all of which have been included in this year’s edition. We are incredibly proud of the result, where 6 bottlings out of the 11 have received 90 or more out of 100 possible points. See all our reviews here.
This year Fadandel.dk came in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, with the article: “Retail is distilled down to a single store” (in Danish).