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Matured in an ex-laphroaig bourbon barrel which adds a nice additional peat / smoke layer to the whisky. Citric, light smoky elements and ash sprinkled over a spoon of honey.
A rare sight: Glengoyne in a bourbon hogshead and bottles at cask strength. This 13 year old gives you notes of dried fruit, squeezed oranges and a touch of spices. A thick and oily mouthfeel make this whisky something to remember.
A first time for Archives to select Craigellachie and we were convinced when we found butter, biscuits and milk chocolate flavours in this whisky. Developing into warm apple sponge cake, apple marmelade with a ginger topping to complete it. Evolving into fresh appleskin, unripe pears and some light honey sweetness makes this a great summer dram.
A lucky find this cask, while visiting one of our partners we bumped into this Ardmore. Nice fruit, mineral and peaty aspects and well balanced altogether. It was not difficult to select this cask for the Archives label. It just ticks all the boxes.
A distillery from Speyside which you will only see releases from indie bottlers. We have always been quite happy with the quality of Linkwood. A typical Speyside scotch single malt, fruity, spicy but highly drinkable, we loved the drinkability of this one.
Glen Moray 1996
Glen Moray 1996, the first older Glen Moray we ever selected. Mostly as these casks are not offered on a regular basis. This time we were able to find one at a fair price and the flavours showed good potential.
Bruichladdich matured in a first fill sherry hogshead, this can be a perfect combination. After the 2002 release this 2001 is showing a more dirty side of Bruichladdich. One for the fans (of both Islay whisky and sherry casks)
Speyside region 1990
We can't tell you the name of the distillery but it is located in the town of Rothes. What we can tell you is that this a very refined whisky. 28 years old with clear oranges, citric elements and dried fruits. Apricots, peaches and subtle wood notes. You can tell this matured slowly and aged well. So refined, so delicate but so good!
Speyside distillery 1995
From the Speyside distillery, fully matured in a bourbon hogshead. A perfect example of a single malt whisky that tastes like malt. The barley flavours have a distinctive say and play a very important role in the flavour profile. Fruity elements and pecan flavours complete the sensation.
Every now and then we bump into casks that just have that something extra. The combination of unpeated islay whisky matured in an sherry cask just seem to work perfectly in this Bruichladdich release. Not for the faint hartet though.
Ben Nevis 1996
It will not be a huge secret that we really like Ben Nevis. The 1996 vintage seems to be an excellent year for this distillery and we found another stunning cask. This time you will find cooked apples, peaches and melon in the nose and taste. Completed with burnt sugar and liquorice in the finish.
Glen Elgin 2007
Highe praised by blenders for the quality of the spirit, consistent and a major component for Diageo blends as well as other blends. Being bottled as a single malt, something mostly seen by indie bottlers. Highly drinkable and maybe the best Archives release in terms of bang for your buck.
Ardmore matured in an ex laphroaig barrel, a perfect combination which worked before. The subtle peat from Ardmore combined with an ex islay casks creates pure magic. A combination that we would bottle anytime.
Ben Nevis 1996
A Ben Nevis that reminds of an old style Clynelish. That would be the best of both worlds for us, we are a fan of mid 90's Ben Nevis and we appreciate mid 90's Clynelish. But if a mid 90's Ben Nevis tastes like a mid 60's Clynelish: it would be a winner. According to some experts: this bottling ticks the boxes....