Hav is the Swedish word for Sea.
In the majestic landscape of a world heritage site, High Coast Distillery sits where the beautiful river Ångermanälven merges into the sea. Here, the river is just about to reach the coast and slowly disappear out into the world, just like our single malt whisky.
The message Hav brings to the world is an expression of oak, with a touch of spice and a little northern hardiness.
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.
Hav is available in Systembolagets order range – Systembolagets order range. You can order it direct to your local systembolaget store.
Article number 82509-01. Price 499 kr
- AromaFruity, Spicy, Cloves, Light Peat Reek, Nutmeg
- PalateWell balanced, Fruity, Spicy, Peat aroma
- FinishOak, Cloves, Vanilla
Hav consists of 76,82% unpeated whisky and 23,18% of peated whisky. 66,85% has matured in small casks of Hungarian and Swedish oak up to 5 months then transferred to Bourbon barrels for an average of 6,09 years. 30.84% has matured solely in Bourbon barrels and 2,67% has been finished in 40 liter Hungarian oak casks.
Hav contains no artificial colouring and is not chill-filtered
200 liter Bourbon barrels (Quercus Alba), delivered empty direct from Kentucky
40 litre Swedish oak casks (Quercus Robur), made by Thorslundkagge
40 liter Hungarian oak (Quercus Petraea), made in Hungary
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.
14/03/2019 48 Bourbon barrels containing 6610,5 kilos of whisky, with an average strength of 61,69% abv, were emptied into our blending tank. There we added, 2154,7 kilos of water to reach the desired strength of 48% abv.
Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1
Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad.
Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgien as well as peated malt from Scottish maltsters.
Peated to a phenolic level of 31 and 46ppm with peat from Scotland
Barely types: Henley, Sébastian, Rosalina, Scarlett, Quench, Tipple, Barke
Process water: From Bålsjön, filtered through sand and carbon filters
Cooling water: From Ångermanälven
Batch size: 1200 kg malt / 6300 liter wort
Average fermentation time: 80 hours in stainless steels washbacks.
Distilled between: 09/01/2012 – 12/12/2013
Unpeated spirit: 13 minutes head (foreshots)
Peated spirit: 30 minutes head (foreshots)
Unpeated spirit: 67 % ABV (20°C)
Peated spirit: 60 % ABV (20°C)
Strength ABV (alcohol by volume): 48 % ABV
Age: 5,24 - 7,12 years (Average: 6,26 years)
Phenol content PPM: 0, 31, 46 ppm (Average: 11 ppm)
Cask: 40 liter Hungarian oak, 40 liter Swedish, 200 liter Bourbon barrels
Number of Bottles: 11 614 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.