150 years in the game

Coverphoto credit: Rasmus Kramer Schou

Hans Just is the biggest Danish spirits company and probably one of the oldest as well. This year they celebrate their 150 year anniversary as importer of alcohol in Denmark.

What better way to celebrate than with oysters, champagne, dinner and drinks – especially when you have such big brands as Hendricks, Aperol, Campari and other in you portfolio.

Photo by Rasmus Kramer Schou

And so Hans Just did by inviting the best bartenders in Copenhagen for a little small informal get together at Hans Just HQ in Østerbro. As you can see, the view is nothing but amazing with sights over most of Copenhagen from the rooftop.

During the dinner, made by headchef at STORK concepts, the participants got to know the story behind Hans Just. A story that dates back to 1867 when the first generation Hans Just as 27 year old by coincident took over some spirit brands and started importing them in Denmark. His son later took over the family company and started to import scotch whisky as one of the first in DK.

Today the company is run by Thomas and Peter who are 5th generation. Together they have spend the last 30 years developing Hans Just into Denmarks largest spirits company with departments in Norway, Sweden and Polen.

It is a company filled with traditions and strong relationships with partners. Fx Hans Just have been working with Jägermeister for 50 years!!
Now the 6th generation are already getting ready to take on the future of the company.


To finish of the dinner the group of bartenders, consisting of owners, long time managers and in every way experienced guys got to draw a product with which they have 14 days to create a 150th anniversary celebration cocktail with. It will be very interesting to see what will come out of the challenge and we encourage you to go visit the bars and try see if you can get a sneak peak 😉

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