24 drams till Christmas tasting #20: Glen Ord 1997 15 yo by Archives

Glen Ord 1997 15 yo by Archives

Glen Ord 1997 15 yo by ArchivesDram data:
Distillery: Glen Ord
Bottler: Archives
Distilled: 04.1997
Bottled: 04.2012
Age: 12
Limitation: 64 bottles
Casks: Hogshead 800083
Alcohol: 54,2%
unchillfiltered; natural colour
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Tasting notes:
Colour: straw
The nose suggests a refill hoggie, slightly restrained yet fragrant and fruity-sweet. Vanilla, pear juice, malt extract, peaches, sweet grapes, white chocolate and a slight hint of sweet perfume with a layer of alcohol and citrus on top. A summer dram.
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Tasting: Glenrothes 1988 25 yo bottled by Archives

Glenrothes 1988 25y by Archives

Glenrothes 1988 25y by ArchivesDram data:
Distillery: Glenrothes
Bottler: Archives
Distilled: 06.06.1988
Bottled: 06.11.2013
Age: 25 years
Limitation: 213 bottles
Casks: Refill Sherry Hogshead 7318
Alcohol: 53%
Unchillfiltered; uncoloured
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
golden straw
The nose opens with vanilla and light, continental fruits – sweet red apples and ripe pears. Also sweet honey melon, light honey, banana chips, vanilla pudding and a slight layer of oak in the background to round things off. Not the most complex nose, but a nice, well-aged refill cask. Continue reading “Tasting: Glenrothes 1988 25 yo bottled by Archives”

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Tasting: Glen Scotia 20y 1992 by Archives

Glen Scotia 1992 20y by Archives

Glen Scotia 1992 20y by ArchivesDram data:
Distillery: Glen Scotia
Bottler: Archives
Distilled: 02.1992
Bottled: 05.2012
Age: 20
Limitation: 80 bottles
Casks: Hogshead
Alcohol: 50,4%
Unchillfiltered, natural colour
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
light gold with lots of dark cask bits 😀
The nose is a bit strong on the alcohol at first with a delicate and shy aroma lurking underneath. Not too active a cask I guess. After the initial alcoholic note passes I get light fruit notes.
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Tasting: Littlemill 1989 24y by Archives

Dram data:Littlemill 1989 Cask 42 by Archives
Distillery: Littlemill
Bottler: Archives
Distilled: 10.1989
Bottled: 02.2014
Age: 24 years
Limitation: 178 bottles
Price at the time of purchasing: – (sample)
Cask: Bourbon Hogshead #42
Alcohol: 53%
Unchillfiltered, uncoloured
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
pale gold.
The nose  is alive and kicking, it doesn’t seem like a 24-year-old dram at the first glance. Definitely not a first-fill cask, which emphasises the distillery’s character. A wee bit spirity, freshly mown grass, hay, clove, white pepper, real bourbon vanilla pods, hints of citrus, apples, malt and a slightly dusty note in the background. Continue reading “Tasting: Littlemill 1989 24y by Archives”

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