Bivrost® Alfheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted in the ice cold arctic Norway, at the foot of the majestic Lyngen Alps, at 69 °N. Made from nordic barley, fermented with glacial meltwater and distilled in our hi-tech still. Matured in casks made from european oak, american oak, hungarian oak, chinquapin oak and colombian oak.
Bivrost® Alfheim is the eight whisky in the “nine worlds of Norse mythology” series.
Raisins, sultanas, nutmeg, cinnamon, wood and caramel.
Very rich, oriental spices, cloves and classic vanilla and coconut flavors bring a delicious finish.
Pleasant, fruity finish.
ABV: 46 %
VOL: 50 CL
A bold and interesting Whisky, complex and full of different notes.
Friends, yourself, a drop of water or however you like your Whisky.
Alfheim was the land of the Elves, in Norse mythology.
In this world you would find both Ljósálfar, “Light Elves, and Dökkálfar, “Dark Elves.”
Alfheim is a maritime world, ruled over by the god Freyr. He rides the golden boar “Gullinbursti”, and possesses the ship “Skíðblaðnir”, which could ride both on land and in the air. Freyr was the god of peace and prosperity. He was often associated with male virility, sunshine, and fair weather.
Bivrost® Alfheim Single Malt Whisky is handcrafted at the world’s northernmost distillery in Arctic Norway, at 69 °N. The malt is made from Nordic barley, distilled in our hi-tech still and diluted with glacial meltwater. This is a fusion of modern distilling technology and tradition. The Whisky has been matured in carefully selected ex-Bourbon casks and Virgin casks, made from French oak, American Oak, Chinquapin oak and Colombian oak. It was allowed to mature in an old, underground NATO storage, as well as a modern viking longhouse. The temperature variations are vast, with an average, yearly temperature of only 0,6 °C.
YEAST: Brewers yeast. Saccharomyces eubayanus, Lager yeast.
MALT: Pilsener Malt, made from Planet and Popino Nordic barley.
WATER: Water sourced from Elvejordvannet, which receives melted glacier water from the Lyngen alpine range.
DISTILLED: Distilled in 2018 – 2020, with two active plates in our copper pot/column still. Average distillation time ranges between 8 – 10 hours, average strength heart collected of undiluted new make is around ~75%abv.
CASK HANDLING: Alfheim was matured in different virgin oak casks, built from various oak types from around the world. The oak types are French oak (Quercus robur), American Oak (Quercus Alba), Chinquapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) and Colombian oak (Quercus Humboldti). NB: Some of the contents is now more than 5 years of age(!).
WHEN AND WHERE TO BUY ALFHEIM???
Official Release is set to November 01. – 2023. Please check below for more info on the different regions.
Bottle nr 1 – 20 will go on auction at www.whiskyauctioneer.com in OCTOBER. It’s an open online auction, anyone in the world can bid!
RELEASE 01. November:
NORWAY: Sales through Vinmonopolet. SOLD OUT
GERMANY: Sales through www.bivrost.de SOLD OUT
GERMANY: Sales through www.spirits-of-scandinavia.de. SOLD OUT
NETHERLAND: Sales through www.musthavemalts.com SOLD OUT
TAXFREE – OSLO, BERGEN, TRONDHEIM (Limited stock)
TAXFREE – Tromsø (Limited Stock)
NORDPOLET – Svalbard (Limited stock)
LATER (or EARLIER) RELEASES (Updated successively):
UK: secretbottleshop.co.uk (Saxtys) – 15. november
UK: https://www.drinksupermarket.com/ — 15. november
UK (Front Door Delivery): https://frontdoordelivery.co.uk/ – – 15. november
UK: Master of Malt – – 15. november
UK: Hard to Find Whisky – – 15. november
UK: Northmen Spirit – – 15. november
UK (SCOTLAND): Huffmans – – 15. november
SWEDEN: Sales through Systembolaget – 26.OCT – 10 am.(SOLD OUT)
DENMARK: Sales through www.whisky.dk – 01. November – 10.00 SOLD OUT
JAPAN: Sales through https://www.kingsbarrel.shop/ (01.12.23 – PRE ORDERS POSSIBLE)
AUSTRIA: Sales through www.weisshaus.at – 02.11.23 SOLD OUT
CZECH REPUBLIC: Sales through bivrost.cz – 07. November SOLD OUT
MONACO: Sales through www.maisondelgusto.com
SPAIN: Sales through https://hisumer.com/
FINLAND: Sales through Alko
Nose: Raisins, sultanas, nutmeg, cinnamon, wood and caramel.
Palate:Very rich, oriental spices, cloves and classic vanilla and coconut flavours bring a delicious finish.
Finish: Pleasant, spicy finish.
Overall: Our most intense release so far.