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Early Days Batch 002

Early Days 002 was introduced in April 2016. It is a combination of both peated and unpeated bourbon matured whisky from 130 liter barrels using 100% Pilsner malt

Pilsner malt dominated the whisky industry before modern and more effective grain varieties were developed. Two thirds of the contents is comprised of smoky whisky. The malt has been dried with peat from Scotland. The whiskey, despite its youth, is strikingly well-balanced and mature and received a very good reception by the international audience. The whisky is very floral and fruity and received a very good reception by the international audience. The whisky was exported mainly to France, Germany and England. This edition was also sold to a limited extent in the border trade.


  • 33.2 % unpeated Pilsner malt
    66.8 % peated Pilsner malt
    100 % of in going whisky comes from 130-litre bourbon casks.

    Early Days Batch 002 is neither chill-filtered nor coloured.


  • The bourbon cask is manufactured by Speyside Cooperage in quarter cask size using 130-140 litres of newly emptied bourbon barrels (200 litre)

    Up until October 2014, the cask was stored in a damp warehouse and lost a great deal of its alcohol strength. From October 2014 till April 2016, the cask has been stored in a drier environment in Box warehouse No 3.

    On the 4th of April 2016, 1236 kg of whisky with an average alcohol content of 58.9% was added to a blending tank.

    Alcohol content was adjusted to 51.5% at the time of bottling.

    Early Days Batch 002 was bottled on 6th April 2016 in a batch of 2000 bottles. The remaining whisky was put back into newly emptied quarter casks at 51.5% ABV. The whisky was distributed mainly to France, Germany, Denmark and Australia. The remaining bottles were reserved for fairs, events and tastings.

    To allow it to deliver maximum enjoyment, we recommend that Early Days Batch 002 is allowed to breathe in the glass for a time.

    Feel free to add a few drops of water to enhance the aromas in the glass.

  • Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1

    Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad, Sweden.

    Ingoing barley types: Quench, Publican, Henley

    Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgium.

    Peated to 45 ppm phenol content using Scottish peat.

    Ingoing barley types: Henley, Sebastian

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

    Cooling water: From the River Ångerman

    Ingoing batches: 115A-121A, 129B-132A

    Batch size: 1.2-ton malt

    Average fermenting time: 80 hours in stainless steel washbacks

    Distilled between 22 August 2011 and 19 September 2011

    First cut of the heart:

    Unpeated recipe: 13 minutes head (pre-distilled)

    Peated recipe: 30 minutes head (pre-distilled)

    Second cut of the heart:

    Unpeated recipe: 67 % ABV (20°C)
    Peated recipe: 60 % ABV (20°C)

  • Strength ABV (alcohol by volume): 51.5 % ABV
    Age: 4.54 Years
    Phenol content PPM: 30
    Cask: 1st fill bourbon
    Number of Bottles: 2 000 st
    Bottle Size: 700 ml
    Price: 0 SEK

Early Days

A series of two bottlings created directly for the export market mainly France and Germany. Early Days has not been sold through Systembolaget in Sweden.

The High Coast Whisky Insider