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How it all began ...

Step into our world, where tradition meets innovation, and every sip tells a story. We're Helgi Sigurdsson and Audur Vala Gunnarsdóttir, the dreamers behind KHB Brewery and Distillery, nestled snugly in the heart of Borgarfjordur Eystri.

Our journey began in 2020, a tale spun from a shared love of craftsmanship and a thirst for something truly unique. It was then that we embarked on a journey that would lead us to the heart of tradition, and the cutting edge of modernity.

Picture this: a quaint village, its streets winding around one of the oldest houses in the area, a relic of 1897. Within those weathered walls, we found our home, our sanctuary for brewing and distilling magic. Here, amidst the whispers of history, we set out to create something truly special.

Our venture into distilling began with a chance encounter at a trade show in London. That's where we met the folks behind iStill, pioneers in distilling technology. Inspired by their vision, we dove headfirst into crafting Landi, the original Icelandic Moonshine. Guided by Audur's sister, Esther Kjartansdóttir, a master distiller trained at the esteemed iStill University, we perfected the art of capturing the rugged spirit of our homeland in every drop.

But why stop there? In 2021, we unveiled KHB Gin, a tantalizing blend of tradition and innovation. With eight hand-selected spices dancing alongside the vibrant notes of our homegrown lemongrass, each sip is a journey through the Icelandic landscape, a tribute to our roots.

And then there's beer, the golden nectar that brings people together. Our journey led us to the beer mecca of Plzen, where we crossed paths with Josef Krýsl, a brewing maestro with a legacy at Pilsner Urquell. Under his watchful eye, our master brewer, Þorsteinn Brandsson, honed his craft, learning the secrets of brewing that have been passed down through generations.

Now, as our taproom doors swing open, we invite you to join us on a voyage of taste and discovery. From the historic charm of our surroundings to the innovative spirit that fuels our creations, every moment at KHB Brewery and Distillery is infused with passion and purpose.

So come, raise a glass with us, and toast to tradition, to innovation, and to the journey that lies ahead. Skál!

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