The base is a whiskey made from grain grown on Hven. From soil to table, brewed, distilled, and matured at Hven.
We use wheat for a grain whiskey that gives vanilla sweetness and a certain bitterness. We have rye for caramel and herbs and we use corn for florality and elegant nuttiness.
The whiskey is aged for 3-5 years in new oak barrels of both European and American oak.
When the whisky has reached the wanted level of maturation the different grain distillates are mixed with Hven's malt whiskey and a limited amount of grain whisky from one of our colleagues is added, and the mixture is then given up to another 12 months of maturation. This time in oak barrels that previously contained sweet PX sherry and Spanish red wine.
We bottle Old Hare on site at 40.4% volume.
The name "Old Hare" is a tribute to the German field hares that are found in countless quantities on Hven. These were planted on the island in the 1850s by Oscar I and Oscar II.
Since then, the hare hunts have been a tradition on Hven that gave a lot of history with visitors from near and far.
Spirit Type: Swedish Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky