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Box Single Malt Whisky The Archipelago Tasting notes and reviews

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Box Single Malt Whisky The Archipelago

Brand
Box Single Malt Whisky
Expression
The Archipelago
Type
Swedish Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
3 years old
Abv
56.50%
Vintage
2012
Website
boxwhisky.se
Availability
Europe

Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Raw, youthful, winey and sherried with malt biscuits, boiled sweets and herbal marc-like notes. Water mitigates the rawness and brings out some fruit and barley.
Palate
Dry, intensely woody with a raw cask feel and hints of oily barley, boiled sweets and intrusive alcohol. Water emphasises the oily fruit but also simplifies.
Finish
Raw, intense and herbal with lingering coffee and marc-like notes. Diluted it shows more sweetness and a touch of earthy peat.
Comment
Seems very young.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Massive hit of oak, liquorice, malted milk, dark chocolate and deeper, cocoa powder notes. The wood also appears slightly minty fresh and there is spice from cardamom pods.
Palate
Big and bold this gives oak spice, barbecued pulled pork, burnt embers and fresh toasted hot cross buns; strong and drinkable at full strength.
Finish
Long and lingering with more of the dying bonfire embers and barbecue sauce notes.
Comment
Packed full of flavour, this is a viking assault on your senses, in a good way!
Whisky Magazine Issue 138

Whisky Magazine Issue 138
A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement.

Published September 2016.

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