N: pencil shavings, lemon, sherbet, floral, gooseberry, slight varnish, vanilla, putty, apple, sugared almonds, milk chocolate
T: slightly sour, gooseberry, lemon, toasty, grapefruit, vanilla, biscuit, sweetens to honey, melon, toffee, chocolate, hazelnuts
F: melon, pear, vanilla, sugar, honey, maltesers, biscuit, slightly sappy
Lasanta - oloroso sherry finish
N: fudge, orange, cloves, putty, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, apple, cherry, caramel, pencils
T: caramel, pepper, allspice, orange, raisin, christmas cake, leather, nutty, rum, mint, bananas
F: warm, caramel, raisin, grassy, hay, woody, vanilla, toasty, coffee, mint
Quinta Ruban - port finish
N: cherry menthol, vanilla, grassy, putty, coffee
T: smooth, dark chocolate, cherry, orange, raisin, pepper, drying, lemon, leather, vanilla, creamy
F: curry, spice, minty, chocolate, grassy, salty, waxy, putty, cherryade, redcurrant
Nectar D'Or - sauternes finish
N: sweet, almond, vanilla, honey, apricot, biscuit
T: sweet, grape, melon, warming, toasty, apricot, slight mint, vanilla, honey, milk chocolate, gooseberry, grapefruit, toffee, icing sugar
F: vanilla, biscuit, fruity, grape, apple, raisin, drying
N: toffee, orange, chocolate, coffee, raisin, rich, dark cherry, creamy, vanilla, pencil shavings, demerera, caramel, lavender, mint, lemon
T: dry, rich, coffee, caramel, orange, vanilla, creamy, mint, chocolate, dark cherry, fudge
F: rich, cherry, medium chocolate, creamy, coffee, vanilla, apricot, peach, woody, spicy, toast, biscuit, sugared almonds
But the Signet was the star of the show - a very luscious, rich and smooth dram.
Willie JJ wrote:Nice notes Nick. I was a bit lazy and didn't take any, but I did think it was an excellent tasting. It has removed the reservations I had about a couple of these finishes. I now believe in Lasanta.
Told you! It was my house dram for social visitors last christmas - La Santa..what else??
Nice notes Nick. Agree that the Nectar D'Or is predominently sweet///perhaps the sweetest malt I can remember. And the new Signet sounds great. Excuse my ignorance, but I know nothing about it apart from your notes on age. What is the ABV...and cost?
I said that it reminded me a lot of the Ardbeg 1974 I had tried last year (the double barrel bottling) and Rachel Barrie, the Glenmorangie Master Blender, looked like I'd shot her between the eyes. That might square with 34 year old whisky being in the mix.
Ganga wrote:Nick Brown wrote:I said that it reminded me a lot of the Ardbeg 1974 I had tried last year (the double barrel bottling) and Rachel Barrie, the Glenmorangie Master Blender, looked like I'd shot her between the eyes. That might square with 34 year old whisky being in the mix.
That's funny Nick...even if you didn't intend it that way.
I see what you mean. I promise it wasn't intentional, but I wish it had been.
Tried the Signet myself this morning and agree with Nick's notes. I also found a really interesting herbal spice on the nose...nearly aniseed, star anise or cloves, but not quite any of them.
Keir (RMW boss) tasted it and wrote a little on web here:
http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... 0000039740
Nick Brown wrote:It was an invited guest list - and I wouldn't want to embarrass the host if he would prefer to remain anonymous.
Oh well. Just have to hope that Signet is at the whisky fringe.
Yello to Mello wrote:I have to respond to this thread to again express my bitterness (no irony intended) towards having Nectar D'Or unavailable to me.
And may I reciprocate by expressing my bitterness that I find George T Stagg unavailable to me; as were the Buffalo Trace Experimental bottlings; as is Cougar (from Australia); as is Blaue Maus (from Germany)...
la santa - bloody awful
quinta - nope
nectar - even worse - way too sweet
the new range is not for me im afraid
My tasting notes on six Glenmorangies including Signet here:
Basically, much the same opinion as most previous posters - decent product but slightly too expensive. Perhaps if they hadn't gone quite so OTT on the packaging they could have brought it in around £85, which I think would have been a fairer price for this malt.
Aplogies for the self-promotion
lawschooldrunk wrote:ash, is that why you just bought all the old glenmorangie wood finishes?
much prefered the original series
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