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2nd Step Collection 02

The second edition in the series The 2nd Step Collection is a lightly smoky combination from bourbon barrels and sherry casks. The majority of the whisky is from sherry casks.

With this we present a bit of a pre-taste of our sherry matured whisky. The oldest whisky is over five years old, which adds a roundness and softness to the taste.

  • 48,15 % is 5,16 years old, unpeated whiksy from 200 liter 1st fill bourbon barrels. 31,26 % is 4,72 years old from 115 liter 1st fill oloroso casks. 12,05 % is 4,91 years old, unpeated whisky from 250 liter 1st fill oloroso sherry casks, final maturation from 09/01/2015 in 55 liter 1st fill oloroso casks. 8,53 % is 4,73 years old peated whisky (43 ppm) from 115 liter 1st fill oloroso casks.

    The 2nd Step Collection 02 contains no artificial colouring and is non chill-filtered.

  • The Bourbon barrels have previously contained Jack Daniels whiskey. The sherry casks at 115 liters is remade from old sherry of Thorslundkagge. The 55-liter and 250-liter sherry cask are made in Spain.

    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.

    18/08/2016 2007 kg of whisky with an average strength of 59,39 % abv was emptied into our blending tank where the alcohol was adjusted to the desired level of 51,2 % ab ahead of bottling.

    The 2nd Step Collection 02 was bottled on the 22/08/2016 and 23/08/2016 giving us 5096.

    We recommend that The 2nd Step Collection 02 is allowed to breathe in the glass for a few moments to reach its peak. Add a few drops of water to help the aromas develop within the glass.

  • Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1

    Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad.

    Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgium as well as peated malt from Scottish maltsters. Peated to a phenolic level of 43ppm with peat from Scotland

    Barely types: Henley, Sébastian, Publican, Scarlett, Quench, Tipple,

    Process water: From Bålsjön, filtered through sand and carbon filters

    Cooling water: From Ångermanälven

    Batches used: 40B-55B, 75A-103B, 124A-129A, 135B-165A

    Batch size: 1200 kg malt

    Average fermentation time: 80 hours in stainless steels washbacks.

    Distilled between: 18/03/2011 – 03/11/2011

    First Cut:
    Unpeated spirit: 13 minutes head (foreshots)
    Peated spirit: 30 minutes head (foreshots)

    Second Cut:
    Unpeated spirit: 67 % ABV (20°C)
    Peated spirit: 60 % ABV (20°C)

  • Strength ABV (alcohol by volume): 51,2 % ABV
    Age: 4,72 years (averaget 4,96 years)
    Phenol content PPM: 0 and 43 ppm. Average 3,7 ppm (malt)
    Cask: 1st fill bourbon (48,15 %), 1st fill oloroso sherry (51,85 %)
    Number of Bottles: 5 096 st
    Bottle Size: 50 ml
    Price: 0 SEK

2nd Step

The 2nd Step Collection was the second product series from Box and was launched in 2016-2017 with three different editions

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