Hogshead whisky with no frills. There are no big aromas here, there is vanilla, there are a few herbs, some pastries with baking soda, slightly bitter aromas but also ripe apples with scabby skin.
Ripe, sweet apples with real vanilla, which has already given off some aromas, plus a few herbs, chocolate with caramel, some wine gum.
The aftertaste is not particularly pronounced, there remains some vanilla, some sweetness, a slightly bitter aspect of wood. That doesn't sound like much - but the negative notes are also missing: metallic bitterness, citric acid, immature fermentation aromas, musty old wood. Refill Hogshead, that's ok.
Signatory has been synonymous with despicably young, dark sherry syrup whiskys for some time. However, Signatory can also unpretentiously produce normal bourbon cask-aged refill whiskys. This is one of those bottlings. No ecstatic groans, no hour-long sniffing - but a satisfied smacking and swallowing. This whisky tastes good, it is simple and honest, has an age statement, is uncolored and unfiltered, not too young, not too immature. And it costs under €50. This is fair, drinkable whisky.