Croftengea 2007 Arc

Overall rating
83.39/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB108491
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
20.03.2007
Bottled
26.02.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
195
Number of bottles
312
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 mar 2018 1:08 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.00

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Whisky reviews for Croftengea 2007 Arc

16 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.39 points.

  1. g2ther scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. nhuber scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    light peat in the nose, especially with a drop of water, salty, earthy in the mouth, but nothing spectactular, had better ones

  3. Vis2020 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  4. Jssssssss scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Scent intensity: (7)
    Tonality: (6)
    Some miscellaneous new wine...3
    Young lemon... 2
    a little smelly peat...3
    Entrance aroma: (6)
    Strength: (7)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (6)

    Total:( 84 )
    The thicker new wine is a little young overall...

  5. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A real surprise. Tried over a sample gift and really surprisingly good. No whisky for every day, because here it takes time to deal with it.
    • Nose
      Starts strange. Very earthy smells or peaty? Is that a salty note? Everything rests in wood fire smoke. And then there are fruity notes, such as citrus.
    • Taste
      Peppery, very earthy, it occupies the mouth.
      It gets sweet with honey and a little vanilla and then the caramel gets stronger. Behind the fruity citrus notes.
    • Finish
      It finishes massively warming over wood fire smoke and leaves behind some sweet caramel. Enjoyable.

  6. fluffybunny scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Nose: peat, iodine, a lot of iodine, and burnt rubber.

    Taste: iodine, bandaids and youthful spirit. This is really not good. I don’t really want to drink the rest.

  7. Oakenshield scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nicley peated, at first overwhelming and it needs some time until the other aromas are coming through. reminds me of some ardbeg, salty and hints of citrus, some sweets as well. finish is nice, long lasting, and sweetness hustles with the peat. Fine Dram indeed!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Gris scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that is not easy to abord in fact, and to give a note to. It lacks a little subtleties, or it’s my palate that can not catch them. Not really my cup of tea in fact, it also plays … Anyway, thank you for the sample Whiskybase!

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/archives-croftengea.html
    • Nose
      Hey… A peated Loch Lomond, that will be my first.  Earthy notes first but also slightly grassy… rather hay actually. Saline notes come next, with smoke, also present but not in the foreground.
    • Taste
      A peat well present, not as much and in the same way as in an Islay, the smoke is for example not as invasive and acrid than with an Ardbeg. But this whisky is however strong in the mouth, as can be an Islay, with a smoke more present than with the nose. In fact it is not an Islay but it looks like in some aspects. You follow me? Well I understand myself, it’s not so bad ???? After the peat, we got some light notes of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Only the smoke persists, with length. But, i have to say that Islay whiskies have sometimes a tendency to numb my palate. Ho wait, that’s right, it’s not an Islay.

  10. Gris scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that is not easy to address in fact, nor to note suddenly, it lacks a little subtleties, or it's my palate that can not catch them. Not too much my thing in fact, it also plays ... Anyway, thank you for the sample Whiskybase!
    • Nose
      Ha ... A peated Loch Lomond, that will be my first. Scents especially earthy but also slightly grassy ... It is rather on the hay in fact. Saline notes come next, with smoke also present but not in the foreground.
    • Taste
      A peat well present, not as much and in the same way as in an Islay, the smoke is for example not as invasive and acrid as with an Ardbeg. But this whisky is however strong in the mouth as can be an Islay, with a smoke more present than the nose. In short it is not an Islay but it looks like in some aspects. You follow me? Well I understand me, it's already not so bad ???? Once past peat found some light notes of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Only the smoke persists, at length. But, well, the Islay quickly tend to numb my palate. Ha thin, that's right, it's not an Islay.

  11. joep scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Ganga scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Ganga scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is good whisky!
    • Nose
      cracked barley, summer squash, light allspice
    • Taste
      Durum wheat, raw squash, dried spice mix
    • Finish
      cinnamon coated cooked squash

  15. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some smoke and a bit stale but also some citrus fruit.
    • Taste
      Had to think about Ledaig profile for a moment. Now a bit salty and smoky. Then the sweetness really comes to the fore with vanilla and citrus fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium with a pepper

  19. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very special whisky this, certainly not an everyday dram. Complex range of smells and tastes that you really need to focus on, but which together are very pleasant. Nice to have tasted this.
    • Nose
      Huh? Can I just smell manure here? I just imagine myself in a stable! Not unpleasant by the way. Earthy smells, which can also be recognized as peat, but also salt-like. It also swims through wood fire smoke, and now recognizes some fruity notes, citrus.
    • Taste
      The manure is (fortunately?) Not to be found in the taste, but again that earthy, peat (but very different than with the usual Islay's). Strong, pepper too. I taste some lakisal (salmiak). Sweet now, too, honey, some vanilla, and now caramel is very strong. Also a slight edge of fruity citrus.
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, lakrisal weather, firm and warming yet. Wood fire smoke, sweet caramel still.

  21. Butei scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Tasted at Zino's during a WB Whisky diner. The matching dish was roasted porkbelly. For me it was certainly not an easy-going dram, but the combination was excellent.

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