The Archipelago 2016
The second edition of the Archipelago series, like the others, is a specialty edition for the Viking Line Whisky Fair. This is a really smoky whisky, the most smoky we had composed at the time of its release in 2016.
The first bottling of the Viking Line Whisky Fair 2015 consisted of unpeated whisky. The 2016 edition was Box’s peatiest and smoky official bottling to date, with 95.5% of the whisky being peated. Bourbon matured spirits have been finished in charred American new oak. An exciting smoky familiarity in a very limited edition and can only be found on board Cinderella.
The Archipelago contains no artificial colouring and is non chill-filtered.
46,9 % of the whisky comes from 130 liter Bourbon Quater casks. 48,6 % comes from 96 liter new American oak. 4,5 % comes from 20 liter new American oak. 95,5 % of the whisky is peated.
09/08/2011 Three Bourbon Quarter casks were filled with peated spirit.
07/04/2014 Three 96 liter casks were filled with 2,22 year old, prematured spirit from Bourbon casks. The casks were air dried from 24 months and charred at level 3.
Until October 2014, our casks have matured in a damp warehouse, where they lost slightly more alcohol than expected. Since October 2014 until bottling, the casks have been maturing in a dry environment in warehouse number 3.
As an extra flavour boost. 2 X 20 liter experimental casks of heavily toasted American oak with 3,83 year old unpeated whisky was added.
09/12/2015 the whisky was added to the blending tank and the strength was reduced with water to reach 56,5% abv ahead of bottling.
1114 bottles of The Archipelago 2016 were produced 21/12/2015. 1000 bottles were sold during the Cinderella Whisky fair 2016. The remaiming bottles were used for tasting samples.
Yeast: Fermentis Safwhisky M-1
Unpeated malt: Pilsner malt from Vikingmalt in Halmstad.
Barely types: Tipple/Quench/Rosalina
Peated malt: Pilsner malt from Castle Maltings in Belgium
Barely types: Henley, Sébastian
Process water: From Bålsjön, filtered through sand and carbon filters
Cooling water: From Ångermanälven
Batch size: 1200 kg malt / 6300 liter wort
Included batches: 110-113, 189-201, 208-213
Average fermentation time: 80 hours in stainless steels washbacks.
Distilled between: 15/08/2011 – 20/02/2012
Unpeated spirit: 13 minutes head (foreshots)
Peated spirit: 30 minutes head (foreshots)
Unpeated spirit: 67 % ABV (20°C)
Peated spirit: 60 % ABV (20°C)
Strength ABV (alcohol by volume): 56,5 % ABV
Phenol content PPM: 45, 40 och 0
Cask: 1st fill Bourbon (46,9 %), new American Oak (53,1 %)
Number of Bottles: 1 114 st
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Price: 999 SEK
Archipelago is a series of annual bottlings made specifically for the Viking Line Whisky Fair. The first bottling was presented onboard Cinderella in January 2015. The annual release consists of approximately 1000 bottles each year and can only be purchased on board the Viking Line