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Overall rating
86.91/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB98108
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Echinoderms from Australia
Vintage
05.1998
Bottled
03.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Butt
Casknumber
1034
Number of bottles
239
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2017 12:45 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167.94

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72 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Speyside Region 1998 Arc

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.91 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good and solid dram, with some lovely fruits. But it needs a few drops of water, otherwise it’s a bit too dry for me.
    • Nose
      Starting with some dried fruits, like raisins and blueberries. Than a feint hint of oranges and a touch of lemon. This all is followed by leather and furniture polish. When water is added, apricot jam and some sweetness from honey also appear.
    • Taste
      More dried fruits again, mixed wit some honey sweetness and oranges. Later dark chocolate and a bit of coffee as well. Maybe some spices here too: cloves, and a hint of black pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite dry, although this becomes slightly less with water. Some honey here as well.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very well balanced and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  4. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet, sherry, blackBerry jam, cherries, chocolate, nutty, teriyaki sauce
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dried fruits (dates, figs), chocolate, coffee, oranges, honey, earthy, herbal tea
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, herbs, chocolate, ginger, prunes

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Lovely. Complex. Take your time.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity. Sherry notes but also  red fruit like strawberries, orange,marzipan-sweetness. Candied fruit like raisins and dates. 
    • Taste
      Again red sweet fruit. Oaky notes.Some leather notes coming up.  Nutty and in the end mint.
    • Finish
      Middlelong-long. Warming and full. Complex. Strong and firm.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram; thank you for the Sample! 
    • Nose
      Ausgeprägte Sherrynase, rote Früchte, Orangen, Zimt, Nelken, Marzipan, kandierte Früchte, Hustensaft, dezent Leder, trocken, "spicy", min. alkoholisch;
    • Taste
      Rote Früchte, altes Holz (Eiche), Leder und Politur, kräftig, würzig und fruchtig, trocken, im Hintergrund Minze; 

      Mit und ohne Wasser trocken mit Minze und leicht nussig;
    • Finish
      Mittel bis lang, trocken, wunderbar wärmend, ausfüllend;

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017

    very nice sherry whisky, however the sherry probably overwhelms the distillery profile, making it hard to guess where this one originates from.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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