Älv is the Swedish word for River.
Outside our front door runs the beautiful river Ångermanälven, the heart of the High Coast region and essential to our distillery. We are able to make such elegant whisky thanks to the naturally cold, crystal clear water sourced from the river.
Älv — a well-balanced soft single malt with vanilla tones. Älv is our most elegant whisky.
Origins is a series where we celebrate our heritage. We have embraced our location, history and geography and created four whiskies that reflect these aspects. The Origins quartet is released in selected Systembolaget stores as well as in the ordering range and in selected international markets.
Älv is available in Sysytembolagets order range, which you can have delivered to your local shop.
Article number 85021-01. Price 499 kr
- AromaVanilla, Coconut, Sponge cake
- PalateSweet vanilla, Mature pear, Apple
- FinishLong sweet vanilla notes
Älv consists of 100% unpeated whisky which has matured in first fill Bourbon barrels (130 and 200 liters).
11 quater casks (130 liter), 24,09%
24 barrels (200 liter), 68,51%
Älv contains no artificial colouring and is non chill-filtered
200 liter Bourbon barrels (Quercus Alba), delivered empty direct from Kentucky
130 liter Bourbon barrels repaired by Speyside Cooperage
Until October 2014, our casks have matured in a damp warehouse, where they lost slightly more alcohol than expected. Since October 2014 until bottling, the casks have been maturing in a dry environment in warehouse number 3.
12/04/2019 35 Bourbon barrels containing 4670 kilos of whisky, with an average strength of 61,64% abv, were emptied into our blending tank. There we added, 1787 kilos of water to reach the desired strength of 46% abv.
Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1
Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad.
Barely types: Rosalina, Scarlett, Quench, Tipple, Barke
Process water: From Bålsjön, filtered through sand and carbon filters
Cooling water: From Ångermanälven
Included batches: 135B-145B, 165A-169B, 173B-185B, 207A-207B, 258A-267B,
Batch size 1200kg malt
Average fermentation time: 80 hours in stainless steels washbacks
Distilled between: 23/09/2011-03/05/2011
First cut point:
Unpeated spirit: 13 minuter head (foreshots)
Unpeated spirit: 67 % ABV (20°C)
Strength ABV (alcohol by volume): 46 % ABV
Age: 5,94 -7,54 years (Average: 6,43yo)
Phenol content PPM: 0pmm
Cask: Bourbon barrels and Quater casks
Number of Bottles: 8 259 st
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Price: 499 SEK
The Origin Series
Origins is a tribute to our beginnings and our heritage from the banks of Ångermanälven river, where it meets and becomes part of the sea, where generations have worked with timber rafting alongside the dramatic mountain landscape of the High Coast.