S'tan checking in for the tasting.... Unbelievable! I have no Sig's open at this time.... Oh, wait! I might have a couple of samples... brb...
Found some unchillfiltered Sigs, three 50 ml mini's to be precise...
Signatory Vintage Glen Ord 1998. 8yo, 43%, hogshead
Dist: 20.02.1998, Bott: 30.05.2006, Cask #3439, Bottle # 231 of 419
Color: White wine
Nose: Hay, cut grass, malt. With water: pear and peach arrive
Palate: Apple cider, mint. After a few minutes in the glass, peaches in cream. With water: a bitterness appears toward the finish
Finish: Short, drying. White pepper, pine resin
Comment: Is young, tastes young. Rather green, the cask doesn't appear to have imparted much. Below average but nothing offensive here.
Dist: 16.05.1996, Bott: 13.08.2008, Cask # 82229, Bottle # 352 of 371
Color: White wine
Nose: Sweet malt, lemon juice. Salted oatmeal. Herbal (tarragon).
Palate: Sweet and sour (lemon) and salty. Unusual combination of flavors, quite savory.
Finish: Lemon hard candy.
Water brings out the salt on the nose, making it positively maritime - almost fishy - savory and herbal.
Comment: This I like, a jumble of interesting scents and flavors, not necessarily in balance but there's still more to discover here I'm sure.
Ed K still hasn't received his registration OK from WM so he still can't log on tonight even. A real bummer. He had some great info on his new business venture, IMPEX, as well as Signatory news. Apparently no administrators work on weekends. Sounds like they're unionized.
Tht's the Sig bottling, I assume...
pkt77242 wrote:Signatory CS Ben Nevis 16yo 54.6% 7/3/1992-8/15/2008 sherry butt 2309 bottle 327 of 550.
N: Big notes of licorice. Some raisins, walnuts and cranberry, strawberry and cherry.
P: Heavy sherry. Very similar to the nose with licorice, raisins and cherries. A note of smoke, and some cooking spices. Cooked strawberries.
F: Medium short. starting nicely on spices and raisins, but fades a little too quickly.
A very good whisky with a slightly disappointing finish.
Very interesting. I've got a sister cask for this one, #2304, 92/08 15yo, also Signatory. It's one of the those bottles that I really don't like neat at all, but which turns very very nice with some water applied. Looks like I have to visit it tonight for some comparison!
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