Box Destilleri has its origins in a long-gone sawmill that once stood on the shore of the mighty Ångerman River in northern Sweden. The sawmill ­ AB Box made billets for boxes for export to England.

At the beginning of the twentieth century the world’s largest timber sorting station for river-driven timber stood on the point where the sawmill had been. Log driving needs energy, so a wood-fired, steam-driven power station was erected in 1912 in a beautiful red brick building on the site. Box Power Station remained in use until the beginning of the 1960s.

The idea to distill whisky in the old power station was conceived when brothers Per and Mats de Wahl saw that the building was in a truly fabulous location for whisky production.

Following several years of preparation and financing efforts they were able to install production equipment in the old power station in the old power station. At 18 minutes past ten in the forenoon of December 2, 2010 the first drops of Box single malt whisky were distilled.

Today, Box Destilleri is in production six days a week producing 100,000 litres of pure alcohol per year, which makes Box a noteworthy contender in the world of whisky distillery start-ups.

Box Destilleri aims to produce whisky of the very highest international standard. Its reception thus far has been one of overflowing praise. The distillery has received glowing compliments from leading global whisky magazines, such as “The world’s most exciting new distillery”.