Monday, April 15, 2019


Berry Bros. & Rudd, has announced that its trade division Fields, Morris & Verdin, has added whiskies from Swedish distillery High Coast, to its spirits portfolio.

Rebranded in 2018, High Coast is named after its location in Adalen on the High Coast of north-eastern Sweden. The distillery is located on the banks of the Ångermanälven River in a building that once housed the power plant for a wooden box factory, where the distillery’s initial name ‘Box’ originated.

UK distribution deal announced for High Coast Swedish Whisky

The first High Coast whiskies to be distributed by Fields, Morris & Verdin in the UK, are:

Älv - Delicate Vanilla (48% ABV) A single malt whisky, made using 100% unpeated malt. Matured in bourbon casks for 6 years. (RRP £50.00)

Hav - Oak Spice (48% ABV) A single malt whisky, made using 20% peated and 80% non-peated malt. Matured in in virgin American, Hungarian and Swedish oak for 3-4 months before it was transferred into bourbon barrels for 3-4 years. (RRP £50.00)

Timmer - Peat Smoke (48% ABV) A single malt whisky, made using 100% peated malt. Matured in bourbon casks for 5-6 years. (RRP £50.00)

Projekt 63 (48% ABV) A single malt whisky, aged for 63 months in first-fill bourbon casks. (RRP £110.00)

Berg - PX Sherry (48% ABV) A single malt whisky, made using 100% unpeated malt and matured in bourbon casks for 2 years before being finished in PX casks for an additional 2 years. (RRP £50.00)

Commenting on the news, Doug McIvor, Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits Buyer, said: “I have been following the emergence of High Coast over the past few years after tasting new make spirit from the distillery a while back. My thoughts on tasting the spirit back then were that this was a world-beating whisky for the future.  Everything I’ve tasted from High Coast since then has confirmed this to be true.”

Except for the Berg, PX Sherry expression, which will be released in September, the High Coast Swedish whisky range, will launch in the UK later this month.

Posted by Steve Rush