On the label of the bottle, we can see a photograph of the Sixbar Angelfish, taken by Pieter Bleeker and published in his book "Bleeker Atlas ichthyologique".
This book resumes his studies of fish in Indonesia when he was a doctor for the Royal Netherlands Army. It has more than 1,500 illustrations. So I think you have understood the link with the whiskybase approach.
Now on to whisky. It was bottled on March 19, 2020 after 12 years of aging in a Hogshead. This allows me to specify that the whiskys bottled under the Archives brand are only non-reduced single casks. It therefore points to 55.9% alcohol.
I breathe it. The exordium is made of sea spray and iodine. Then the peat plays with my nose, alternating smoke and earth. Then, it is the lemon which says hello to me, accompanied by the eucalyptus. I am pleased to also find the typical farmer side of Ledaig. Finally, pointing my nostrils to the top of the glass, I find some cooked banana.
When my puck receives this straw-colored juice, I immediately have the impression of drinking a good lemonade. It is very fresh, with lemon, mint and basil. The peat is more muffled than on the nose, with some sweet smoky notes in the background. Overall, he has great power.
As I expected, the finish is long. I find the lemon which has been omnipresent. The tasting ends as it began: on an iodized and marine varnish. They live happily, and had many children.
You cannot know the satisfaction I get from owning the 246th out of 249 bottles of this Ledaig. I hope the summer will last a little longer, to be able to fully appreciate this fresh lemonade by the sea.