Box The Pioneer

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Early Days Collection 1
Stated Age
03 years old
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
500 ml
se Sweden
Added on
27 apr 2014 4:59 pm by Holmstrom

Average value

€ 129.95

7 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

491 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Box The Pioneer

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.73 points.

  1. Pdh scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    N With water. Sherry, toffee, leather
    T Light body, lightly peated
    F Spicy, bitter sweet, finishing in rubber
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Snerik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A really, really nice surprise. Clean, fresh and really enjoyable given the young age. Looking forward to the forthcoming Box releases. It might just get a extra point, given the experience from such a young whisky. 
    • Nose
      Neat: A gorgeous bonfire in the woods. Some honey notes, and a nice lair of peat. I can’t help to think of some Ardmores? Some exotic fruits, like mango. It’s amazing how good this is, despite the young age.

      With water: Even with some water, the profile is about the same. Less Ardmore bourboness, and more peaty, leathery notes now.
    • Taste
      Neat: There’s a little peat in the foreground, peppermint indeed and a citrus candy note. It’s very fresh, balanced.

      With water: Less peat, and more pepper mint and candy. But it kind if loses its punch and power with water, even though it’s just a little bit. 
    • Finish
      Neat: Kind of short, but a nice finish. A hint of peat, but as Magnus is pointing out, here comes the first sign of youth. Still nice though!

      With water: About the same, but like the taste, there’s less force in the experience.

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is the best expression of box that I have tried so far. The others have been apparently young at the nose and the palate as well, not as obvious in this version. But the finish was young indeed. A very promising whisky. Thanks to Mathias Nilsson for the sample.

    (Rating interval 81-86)
    • Nose
      closed to start with, peat, fresh leather, almost leather upholstery in a new car, something plastic and maybe tobacco. There is a slight change with water and now I can pick up root crops, parsnip I think. Also rubber and eucalyptus. A complex nose that needs time in the glass. At least 30 minutes.
    • Taste
      Spicy peat, slightly bitter arrival. In the development white pepper appear but also lemon pepper, brine, pepper mint, bitter honey, a beefy whisky, subtle with brown sugar.
    • Finish
      Warm and long, bright with alcohol, here is the first sign of a young whisky. brine and some rubber again. 

  4. croz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly easy to drink but still has some bite. A very good dram.
    • Nose
      Really nice, some peat, fudge, oak, exotic fruit (mango?)
    • Taste
      Smooth, clean, first fruitiness and then just a touch of smoke/peat.

      The smoke/peat then vanishes and turns into pepper and liquorice
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish with oak, smoke and sweetness 

  5. kristian scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    total 6508 bottle, whereof 1500 to share holders, 5000  to the public..

    wonder who's sitting on the remaining 8...


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