A very early Signatory bottling from February 1990 of this venerable old Speysider.
Bottled at a time when everything wasn’t yet about single casks. Colour: deep amber.
Nose: wow, it’s superb! A very elegant sherry, starting on peaty and minty notes (spearmint), lots of crystallised fruits, fireplace smoke, oriental pastries… It gets then very ‘leguminous’ (cooked cabbage, turnips – for Baldrick – very strong notes of raw celeriac). Just stunning! Goes on with carrots and gets then rather earthy, rooty… Also some cough syrup, camphor, and lots of lovage. Superb indeed. Mouth: oh yes, it’s almost as stunning on the palate, very coherent, perhaps just a bit dry. We have the usual notes of chocolate, cocoa and bitter orange, all that being more playful than usual. Earl grey tea, coffee toffee, hints of clove, thyme, and of course all sorts of dried fruits. The finish is long, perhaps a tad too drying now, with loads of coffee. Yes, superb, too bad it’s a little too drying to make it over 90 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||46.0%/ 75cl|
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