Whisky Available at Systembolaget

Just like statistics on beers the figures here concerning whisky change regularly. Some major changes I’ve noticed in the last year in particular are a dramatic increase in the number of Scotch, and a whole new assortment of Canadian whiskies. Both Scotch and Irish brands are offering smaller bottles, perfect for novices and most are around 150kr.

Total number of whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 1,028
Ireland 45
USA 45
Japan 34
Sweden 16

Total number of Blended whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 96, Ireland 22, Canada 9, USA 2, Japan 3

Total number of Malt whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 902, Japan 30, Ireland 20, Sweden 16, India 10

Total number of Grain whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
Britain has 30, Ireland 3

Total number of Rye whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
USA 7

Total number of Bourbon whiskies available at Systembolaget per Country
USA 27

Number and Description of Whisky types
There are 133 different Blended Whiskies. Often mixed several kinds of grain and malt whiskey stored at least three years in barrels. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs or digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.
There are 990 different Malt whiskies. These come from several different distilleries can also be called vatted malt. These vary in smokiness. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.

There are 33 different Grain whiskies. Usually made
​​from corn or wheat and stored at least three years in barrels. Most have the character of barrel aging. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.


There are 7 different Rye whiskies. Made of 51 to 80 percent rye. Stored at least two years in new American oak barrels that give clear vanilla tones. Serve at room temperature as liqueurs, digest, or used as a cocktail ingredient.

There are 27 different Bourbon whiskies. Made of 51 to 80 percent corn. Stored at least two years in new American oak barrels toasted (burnt gives character).


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