Box In Flames
ANDERS FRIDÉN, SINGER IN ACCLAIMED SWEDISH ROCK GROUP IN FLAMES, is a genuine friend
of both whisky and box. He has previously chosen casks for the Glenfarclas Distillery,
which subsequently bore the group’s name. We felt it was time to repeat this success
so we set Anders free in our warehouse for a day in August 2016. He approached this
task with great enthusiasm and found his cask without any influence from box. When
just over 300 bottles were released through the Systembolaget (Swedish state alcohol
outlet), they were over-subscribed several times over and sold out in seconds
A 200-litre 1st fill bourbon cask. 48.6% of the ingoing
spirit is peated, producing an average phenol content of
15ppm in the malt. In Flames is neither cold-filtered nor
has colouring been added.
Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1
Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad,
Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgium.
Peated to 31ppm phenol content using Scottish peat.
Ingoing barley types: Tipple, Quench, Publican, Henley and
Process water: From the Bålsjön Lake, filtered through sand
and coal filters.
Cooling water: From the Ångerman River.
Ingoing batches: 18B-27A, 40B-55B, 75A-82B
Batch size: 1.2 tonnes malt.
Average fermenting time: 80 hours in stainless steel vats.
Distilled between 29th February 2011 and 22nd June 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)
The bourbon cask previously contained Jack Daniels. Until
October 2014, the cask was stored in a damp warehouse, losing
some of its alcohol strength. From October 2014 until August
2016, it was stored in a drier environment in Box warehouse
box in flames selection was bottled at cask strength on the
28th of September 2016 in a series of 359 bottles.
We recommend letting box in flames selection breathe in
the glass for a short while before enjoying. Feel free to add a
few drops of water to enhance the whisky’s aromas and reduce
the alcohol content.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 60.8% ABV
AGE: 5.27 YEARS
PHENOL CONTENT: 0 AND 43PPM. AVERAGE 15PPM (MALT)
CASK: 1ST FILL BOURBON
NO OF BOTTLES: 359
BOTTLE VOLUME: 50CL
PRICE: 1 295 SEK