Dálvve Batch 01

THE 7TH OF NOVEMBER 2016 REPRESENTS A MILESTONE in the history of the box distillery. It was on this date the first whisky from our core range was launched. It is our intention to produce and sell dálvve in several markets across the world for the foreseeable future. dálvve is our signature malt, a semi-peated whisky that spent its last period of maturation in bourbon casks for five years. dálvve is a word from the ancient language of the Sami people of northern Sweden. It means winter – and by using it, we want to emphasise the changing of the seasons, our unique northerly location and the temperature variations that have such a profound influence on the maturation of our whisky

RECIPE

63.48% is 5.24 year old unpeated whisky from
200-litre 1st fill bourbon cask.
24.13% is 5.23 year old peated whisky from
200-litre 1st fill bourbon cask.
12.39% is 5.07 year old unpeated whisky from
135-litre 1st fill bourbon cask.
dálvve is neither cold-filtered nor has colouring been added.

INGREDIENTS

Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1
Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad, Sweden.
Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgium.
Peated to 39ppm phenol content using Scottish peat.
Ingoing barley: Tipple, Quench, Publican, Henley and
Sebastian.
Process water: From Bålsjön Lake, filtered through sand and coal filters.
Cooling water: From the Ångerman River.
Ingoing batches: 27B, 40B–102B, 104A–104B, 129B–138A
Batch size: 1.2 tonnes of malt
Average fermenting time: 80 hours in stainless steel vats.
Distilled between 2nd May 2011 and 27th September 2011.

First cut of the run:
Unpeated recipe: 13 minutes head (foreshots)
Peated recipe: 30 minutes head (foreshots)

Second cut of the run:
Unpeated recipe: 67% ABV (20°C)
Peated recipe: 60% ABV (20°C)

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INGOING CASK

Bourbon cask, 200-litre (barrels) delivered almost exclusively from Heaven Hill and Jack Daniels.
135-litre bourbon casks (quarter casks) are re-built from bourbon barrels by Speyside Cooperage.
Up until October 2014, the casks were stored in a damp warehouse and lost some of their alcoholic strength. From October 2014 to August 2016 they were stored in a drier environment in box warehouse number 3.
On the 24th of October 2016, 6 986kg of whisky with an average alcohol content of 59.54% were emptied into a blending vat.
Alcohol content was adjusted to a pre-determined 46% at the time of bottling.
dálvve was bottled between the 28th of October and 3rd of November 2016 in a series of 14 015 bottles.
We recommend allowing dálvve to breathe in the glass for a while before enjoying. Feel free to add a couple of drops of water to release the aromas in the whisky.