The Archipelago

ABV 56.5%
REVIEWED Issue 138
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Brand: Box Whisky
Expression: The Archipelago
Type: Sweden Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 3 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 56.5%
Country/Region: Sweden
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
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!
Taster   Chris Goodrum
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.
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