A rare example of finished whisky from Signatory. Distilled at Glenlivet on 27 March 1974, this 41-year-old was matured in hogsheads for most of its life before a two-year finishing period in oloroso-sherry casks. This can be expected to have notes of dried fruits and chocolate orange
Actually more double maturation, as the finishing lasted for four years. So yeah, this is unfair, but life is unfair, and after all, there isn’t anything telling us that the NAS wasn’t very old as well (yeah, quite). Colour: amber. Nose: subtle, drier than expected, not sherry-monstrous, and full of various tobaccos, earths, and nuts. And wild mushrooms. Add a touch of camphor and pinesap. And ferns and mosses. A touch of manure as well. I adore this kind of nose. Have I mentioned walnuts? Mouth: okay, it’s very oaky, but that’s a whole different oak than the Cipher’s. Loads of bitter chocolate, chewing a cigar, crunching coffee beans, and sucking black tea leaves. So yeah, it’s very oaky and tannic, but quite bizarrely, the whole kind of works. Frankly, it’s like eating some 99% cocoa chocolate (coz, you know, they can’t make 100%). Finish: very long. Perhaps too long ;-). Comments: spectacularly oaky, this is almost walnut stain. And yet, I like it quite a lot, must be some kind of disease. But you’ve been warned. SGP:381 - 89 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Vintage||27 March 1974|
|Bottling Date||2 December 2015|
|ABV/ Volume||46.8%/ 70cl|
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