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Overall rating 36 votes 92.68
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Echinoderms from Australia
Stated Age
43 years old
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2017 3:35 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 380,00


7 Notes

Member Senior Whiskylifestyle Tasting note
13 Aug 2017 2:55 pm
Whiskylifestyle gave this whisky 91 points
Old gold

It starts with some lavender which quickly fades away, then floral and tropical fruits like passionfruit, pineapple, guave, all layered in honey. It’s like an explosion of fragrances! Later on I get some green apples which fade away at some point. In the end the red fruits appear with some bubblegum in there. I love this! Tropical fruits and honey sweetness.


Tropical fruits, the taste lives up to the expectation! A thick honey sweetness, if that makes any sense, mixed with some red fruits. This is followed by white pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The wood impact is there but this is all very well layered. Really nice, something that I can enjoy for quite some time.


The finish is very long! Sweet tropical fruits and honey. It’s not overly complex which is weird as the taste gives me a very nice layered flavour. The finish comes down to plain fruity sweetness.


This is definitely the sweet one; an abundance of fruit and honey elements. It’s hard to judge which one is best, as they are both very very good. But I think this one is my favourite, it’s just a little more fruity than the other Speyside 1973.

Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Note
20 Jul 2017 11:12 am
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 92 points

Nose: it has the slightly sharper Fino-ish side (paraffin, mint, eucalyptus, walnut oil) but also a nicely warm side, with some jammy apricots, stewed apples and a whiff of vanilla. Nice beehive notes (wax, honey) as well. Some aromatic wood to round it off. Mouth: warm and woody, with lots of spices like ginger and aniseed. Leathery notes as well as a faint bitterness. Floral hints too. Honeyed peaches in the background. Hints of mint and resin. Finish: long, slightly warmer again, with cinnamon and a hint of cocoa.

Another great 1973, one that finds a near-perfect balance of austerity and roundness, especially on the nose. My favourite of this combo.


Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
20 Jul 2017 11:43 am
thijs100 gave this whisky 93 points
Old gold

Fruit and oak and fresh ginger. Pink grapefruit, ripe apples, beeswax, honey and varnish. It explodes in the glass, doesn't need to breathe at all. Pine sap, mint and pine needles make an appearance as well.


Lemon peel, honey, grapefruit, some bitter oranges even. Also ginger, a hint of black pepper. Some soft tobacco notes and a hint of wood polish. Yes, of course there's oak, but it's light and lovely and in balance.


Long, with oranges and subtle wood spices.


These two new Speyside 1973s from Archives are in a league of their own. An abundance of fruit, a healthy oak influence and lovely sweet honey and beeswax notes.

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Expert Junior Mighty Slipper Tasting note
15 Dec 2017 12:28 pm
Mighty Slipper gave this whisky 90 points
Jonquiripe corn

Gourmand sur le pain d'épices : miel et cannelle en tête. Quelques effluves citronnés sur fond de bois précieux équilibrent le tout et évitent l'overdose de sucre. De la menthe sur des fruits confits. Eucalyptus très net avec l'aération. C'est très beau et conforme à ce que j'attendais.


L'amertume domine des épices marqués, notamment le poivre. Le bois est là mais discret et équilibré. La fin de bouche voit des notes plus gourmandes de fruits au miel gagner sur l'amertume qui reste malgré tout trop présente à mon goût. Quelques soupçons mentholés, moins nets qu'au nez, parviennent à percer. Une bouche étrange d'austérité gourmande (oxymore).


Longue sur le miel, le poivre et un retour de l'amertume. Puis c'est la cannelle qui conclue en dominant de légères flaveurs florales.


C'est bon. C'est très, très bon, mais l'omniprésence d'une amertume en bouche et sur la finale nous empêche d'atteindre des sommets.

Expert Senior Bretorianer Note
01 Nov 2017 8:26 am
Bretorianer gave this whisky 93 points
Member Senior PierreFunck Note
01 Aug 2017 1:41 pm


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