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63°N 17°E +46 (0) 612 530 60, High Coast, Sweden
+46 (0) 612 530 60 @highcoastwhisky


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 Systembolagets order range, which you can have delivered to your local shop in Sweden. Älv

is also available in selected international markets and online stores.


Article number at Systembolaget 85021-01.

  • 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), 31,49%
    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,
    289A-300A, 436B-467A

    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)

    Second cut:
    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: 479 SEK

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The Origins 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.

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