Jericho Archivist | Rich Sherry Highland style whisky | 46% ABV

Jericho Archivist | Rich Sherry Highland style whisky | 46% ABV

Jericho Archivist | Rich Sherry Highland style whisky | 46% ABV

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  • Ex Tax:£50.00

*please note: this item is discounted due to old-style packaging*



A modern interpretation of the legendary Jericho Distillery in the Highlands, featuring a marriage of 100% aged Single Malt Scotch Whiskies (on average a quarter of a century.) Not chill filtered, 700ml, ABV 46%, presented in a gift tube


TASTING NOTES


Appearance: Polished bronze.

On the Nose: Cooked berries, figs, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla provides a wonderfully complex nose.

Palate: Dried fruit like raisins and candied ginger, make way for malty notes and hints of basil leaf.

The Finish: White pepper and cedar, with a final touch of blueberry finally gives way for a uniquely old-style whisky taste.


ABOUT JERICHO DISTILLERY


William Smith established the distillery in 1822, in a location that was perfect for small scale whisky production. The area was famed for barley production and the surrounding hills blessed with copious amounts of peat. The nearby Jordan Burn supplied the distillery with a steady stream of clear water. Its remote location helped the distillery remain concealed and difficult for the excise-men to monitor before distillation became legal. In the 1870’s sherry casks became increasingly popular in the whisky industry – evolving from a means of transporting spirit, towards a technique of maturing whisky for those who could afford to buy it. In 1870 sherry matured whisky from Jericho was advertised as a drink for the discerning gentleman traveler.

Jericho was renamed Benachie after the nearby mountain, although the whisky was still sold as Jericho for a number of years. As the Second World War dawned, a dance was held to celebrate a wedding in the old malt barns of Benachie. An old cask of Benachie was pulled out, probably the last in existence. The wedding guests danced the night away, emptying the cask in the process. It was assumed that they would be the last people to taste the delicious, sherry-matured whisky that made first Jericho then later Benachie so famous.


Description
Awards and ratings "A dram with a sweet punch" Whiskysaga.com, "Well balanced and rich" Connosr.com
Description William Smith established the distillery in 1822, in a location that was perfect for small scale whisky production. The area was famed for barley production and the surrounding hills blessed with copious amounts of peat. The nearby Jordan Burn supplied the distillery with a steady stream of clear water. Its remote location helped the distillery remain concealed and difficult for the excise-men to monitor before distillation became legal. In the 1870’s sherry casks became increasingly popular in the whisky industry – evolving from a means of transporting spirit, towards a technique of maturing whisky for those who could afford to buy it. In 1870 sherry matured whisky from Jericho was advertised as a drink for the discerning gentleman traveler. Jericho was renamed Benachie after the nearby mountain, although the whisky was still sold as Jericho for a number of years. As the Second World War dawned, a dance was held to celebrate a wedding in the old malt barns of Benachie. An old cask of Benachie was pulled out, probably the last in existence. The wedding guests danced the night away, emptying the cask in the process. It was assumed that they would be the last people to taste the delicious, sherry-matured whisky that made first Jericho then later Benachie so famous.
Origin Styled on the original Highland distillery in Nether Jericho, Aberdeenshire
Volume, ABV 700ml, 46% ABV
Comment Presented in a deluxe gift tube
Description of Taste
Tasting note Appearance: Polished bronze. On the Nose: Cooked berries, figs, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla provides a wonderfully complex nose. Palate: Dried fruit like raisins and candied ginger, make way for malty notes and hints of basil leaf. The Finish: White pepper and cedar, with a final touch of blueberry finally gives way for a uniquely old-style whisky taste.
Hamilton Smith Forgie 28/12/2017

Usually I drink MaCallan or Highland Park or more local brands when the occasion demands, however actually living in what was the old distillary manager's cottage at Jericho I thought I'd better give this product a try and my verdict is "Wow I rather like this whisky!" So promptly ordered 5 bottles to sustain the winter .......... wise move. My son was invited to a paty where everyone had to take an bottle of rare spirits for tasting. The 'Jericho' was well received.

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