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Early Days Batch 001

The first bottling from Box for the European market is also our first bottling completely based on our unpeated recipe matured in bourbon casks.

Recipe

100% unpeated Pilsner malt.
100% of added whisky comes from 130 litre bourbon casks. Early Days Batch 001 is neither cold-filtered nor coloured.

 

Ingredients

Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1

Malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad, Sweden Process water: From Bålsjön, filtered through sand and coal filters

Cooling water: From the River Ångermanälven

Ingoing batches: 129B-138A

Batch size: 1.2 tons of malt

Average yeasting time: 80 hours in stainless steel washbacks

First cut from the heart:

Unpeated recipe: 13 minutes head (pre-distilled)
Second cut:  Unpeated recipe: 67% ABV (20°C)

 

Ingoing cask

The bourbon cask is manufactured by Speyside Cooperage in quarter cask size using 130-140 litres of newly emptied bourbon barrels (200 litre)

Up until October 2014, the cask was stored in a damp warehouse and lost a great deal of its alcohol strength. From October 2014 till November 2015, the cask has been stored in a drier environment in box warehouse Nr 3.

On the 10th of November 2015, 830kg of whisky with an average alcohol content of 59.7% was added to a blending tank. Alcohol content was adjusted to 51.2% at the time of bottling.

Early Days Batch 001 was bottled on 16th November 2015 in a batch of 2109 bottles. 2004 bottles were released via La Maison du Whisky at the start of December 2015. The remaining bottles were reserved for fairs, events and tastings.

To allow it to deliver maximum enjoyment, we recommend that early days batch 001 is allowed to breathe in the glass for a time.

Feel free to add a few drops of water to enhance the aromas in the glass.

quick Facts

Alcohol content: 51.2 % ABV
Age: 4.12 YEARS
Phenol content: 0 PPM
Cask: 1ST fill bourbon
Number of bottles: 2109
Bottle size: 50cl
Price: 139 €