High Coast Distillery Dálvve Spanish Oak Single Malt Whisky
High Coast Dálvve Sherry Influence48% ABV.
With Sherry Influence, Dàlvve was enhanced with the rich flavours from Jerez. A deeper, darker whisky where the light smoky bourbon notes of Dàlvve join company with sherry matured casks.\nDálvve Sherry Influence shows off a slightly darker side of High Coast Single Malt Whisky. It is an elegant all-round whisky where just over half of the barrels have previously matured oloroso sherry. Both the bourbon and sherry casks are of the highest quality which give clear flavours with classic sherry notes, fruitiness, cereal, vanilla and a light honey finish. In addition, there is a touch of Ådalen smoke because a smaller proportion of our peated spirit was used when filling some of the sherry matured whisky. Dálvve Sherry Influence is a unique edition that will not be repeated. In total we produced 13 104 70 cl bottles and 1 500 75 cl bottles for the US market. Dálvve Sherry Influence was the first High Coast whisky to be sold in the United States.
Many distilleries make fantastic whisky, but a few succeed in making it better than others. As always there is not right or wrong when it comes to personal taste, but quality, accuracy and conditions separate distilleries from each other. There’s a lot of crucial elements that make High Coast distillery unique, here a are few important features.\nWe gladly admit that we are at the absolute outskirts of the whisky world. Far from the motorways and far from the world’s whisky stores, but we are where we are because we know what the nature up here provides to us. It is not the northern nature in itself that makes our whisky special – even if the forests, expanses and the high clean air certainly do their part. We do not believe that there is any distillery in the world that has such large temperature variations in its warehouses as the High Coast Distillery.\nThe temperature variations between summer and winter and between day and night are dramatic in Norrland. A cold winter can take the temperature to 30 degrees below zero and hot summer days it can be almost 70 degrees warmer. Whisky that matures in the large, unheated warehouses is exposed to the enormous forces of nature. During hot days, the pressure in the barrels increase, the whisky expands and penetrates deeper into the oak. Deep inside the barrel, the oak’s flavours are released, which come out when the temperature and pressure drop again. The temperature changes are ongoing, day and night. They accelerate parts of the maturation process and contribute to a unique flavor development.