Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB120636
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Butterflies from the USA
Vintage
17.06.1992
Bottled
30.10.2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
1408806
Number of bottles
250
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
816136024267
Market
United States United States
Added on
05 nov 2018 3:17 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 175.26

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Whisky reviews for A Speyside Distillery 1992 Arc

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.64 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fruit vase, quite cloying for my age, but with a drop of water (read: whisky), it becomes more harmonious.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet apricot, sour green leaves, pollen, vanilla, hot apple jelly.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The same taste, but too cloying. The influence of the first filling of the barrel is felt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Suspicious, persistent, concentrated sweet, descending and rather long.

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  3. the_muskox scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is apparently known to be Glenlivet, FYI.

    Phenomenally good. This whisky is incredibly balanced, so fragrant, delectably buttery, and just old and oaky enough. The fruit-bomb nose belies the subtlety and complexity in the rest of the dram. The typical Glenlivet apple note is here, but it’s not green or tart or astringent at all – sort of like how tart apples are perfectly sweet once baked into a pie. I just can’t get over that Darjeeling note, which for me tends to show up most often in old Bowmores. I’d love if Glenlivet turned out to be another source of that flavour.
    • Nose
      Total fruit bomb. Baked apples for yeeeeeears, still slightly crisp. Intense fruit cocktail – pears, lychee, pineapple, all in syrup. Mom’s charoset. Lightly citrusy too. Soft malty sweetness, nougat, marshmallow, and white chocolate. The fruit intensity starts to subside with time, revealing a grassy, coolly floral character, maybe some rosehips and habaneros(???) in there. Deepens further to wet earth and petrichor, and sort of a woodsy leathery muskiness.
    • Taste
      Medium-thick, syrupy texture. Fruity on the arrival, with rich spiced apples, pear cider, and orange oil. Develops to firm but fragrant oak, then an incredible core of floral Darjeeling tea. The floral transformation continues – fresh garden flowers and sweet herbs with a tropical softness. Orange marmalade and salted butter on a fresh croissant. Passionfruit peeks in here and there.
    • Finish
      Long, with even more apple dominating. Oak, golden raisins, warm mulling spices. Soft mint and rosemary. Confectionary notes – icing sugar, shortbread, and caramel fudge. Lingering butteriness.

  4. joep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      A very good and fruity nose. You've got lots of tangerines or mandarins. Also a small bitter note more towards lime and ginger.
      The nose is great for drinking on summer days and when there's enough time for nosing.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A big citrus fruitbowl that fills your mouth. Again lots of orange and yellow fruits. I've got oranges, clementines and perhaps some persimmon.
      Good and dynamic with enough spices and herbs to make it complex.
    • Finish
      88 88
      It will continue down the road of ripe citrus fruit with ginger. Perhaps some nutmeg.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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