The UK’s Swedish whisky market is about to get a new player with the news that Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) is to add High Coast to its spirits portfolio.

High Coast is one of a handful of Swedish distilleries to be founded in recent years and it is also one of the world’s most northerly distilleries.

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

Spirits buyer, Doug McIvor, 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 have tasted from High Coast since then has confirmed this to be true.”

Spirits director, Johnny Roberts, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the team from High Coast. At 63degrees North it is one of the world’s most northerly distilleries; amazingly the Arctic circle passes through their maturing whisky! High Coast is a fantastic whisky that complements our existing range from Berry Bros. & Rudd, Glenrothes and Daftmill.”