BOX The PioneerBOX The Pioneer, 48,1%
The Pioneer is the first whisky from this new Swedish distillery. It’s one of four whiskies included in their range – The Early Days Collection. It’s bottled at 48,1% ABV and 50% of the whisky comes from bourbon-anchors* with unseated whisky, 35% from bourbon-anchors* with peaked whisky and the rest comes from unpeated whisky matured in 200-liters casks finished on heavy charred Swedish oak. It was limited to only 6500 bottles and only 5000 was released to the market (Swedish monopoly). All 5000 bottles was sold out in 6 hours and 35 minutes. *(An anchor is an ancient measure of volume for wet goods, 39.25 liters)
Sweet toffee with hints of some light smoke, together with some citrus and vanilla.
Mild at first but grows to be real intensive with a great spiciness with hints of citrus and vanilla.
Wee hints of smoke together with some vanilla and oak.
The Pioneer is a young dram, but BOX doesn’t pretend it’s older, but we don’t care. It’s liquid gold, and I think we got something really special here. I really liked this whisky and it will be fun and interesting to follow the distillery and the next bottles.