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Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
18.10.1988
Bottled
12.08.2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2819
Number of bottles
245
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Oct 2014 5:09 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 177,00

52 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Super Administrator Bachess
91
Expert Senior gerrit de guru
91
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo
91
Connoisseur Dris
91
Expert Senior ducksingel
91
Expert Junior Hlektrion
91
Expert Senior Barnyotto
91
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
91
Expert Junior Dandaman
90
Expert Senior ManoCornuta
90
Expert Junior Remko
90
Expert Senior 404fred
90
Member Senior Balli
90
Specialist anthony_holland
90
Expert Senior binghams131
90
Specialist Ruud6421
90
Expert Senior Caskstave
90
Connoisseur addyhd
90
Connoisseur ctu
89
Expert Senior Jimjam
89
Member Senior imbula
89
Expert Senior Forrest
89
Expert Junior Schwark
89
Expert Senior malt_fan_06
89
Expert Senior Monsieur Dram
89
Expert Senior WhiskyFan2112
89
Expert Senior stf92
89
Expert Junior Jack Marinello
89
Connoisseur MaltMartin
89
Expert Senior jocmueller
89
Expert Senior ThS
89
Expert Senior bongo
89
Expert Junior islay-krueger
88
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are
88
Expert Senior frankdakie
88
Expert Junior Kalleholzbein
88
Member Junior Greg Logan
88
Connoisseur GIORGOS
88
Expert Senior albert_whom
87
Expert Senior Luprit
87
Specialist bakerman
87
Expert Senior Jeep51
87
Expert Senior SanctTom
87
Connoisseur ARDBERG
87
Connoisseur St. Pauli
87
Expert Senior WhiskyKravitz
87
Expert Senior aphex
87
Member Senior Quarantine
87
Expert Junior Flo
87
Expert Senior Slick
86
Expert Senior Hare&Copper
85
Expert Senior kimmosuo
84

54 × in collection

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Expert Senior albert_whom
1
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Specialist anthony_holland
1
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Member Senior arlacobu
2
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Super Administrator Bachess
1
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Expert Senior Barnyotto
1
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Expert Senior betsoin
1
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Expert Senior binghams131
1
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Expert Senior Caskstave
1
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Expert Senior DramTimeNL
1
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Expert Senior ducksingel
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Expert Junior elfcad
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Expert Senior frankdakie
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Expert Senior gerrit de guru
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Connoisseur GIORGOS
1
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Expert Senior Hare&Copper
1
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Expert Junior islay-krueger
2
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Expert Senior jmelm
9
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Expert Senior malt-n-taste
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Expert Senior malt_fan_06
1
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Member Senior mirkman
1
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Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are
1
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Member Senior Pindahaas
1
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Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
1
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Specialist Ruud6421
1
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Member Senior Samples Sonic
1
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Expert Senior sengjc
1
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Expert Junior skeuma
1
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Expert Senior Slick
1
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Expert Junior stf.sample
1
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Expert Senior stf92
1
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Expert Senior Tobi2100
1
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Hidden user
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Hidden user
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Hidden user
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Hidden user
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Hidden user
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

14 Notes

kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
30 Jul 2017 7:26 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
90
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
06 May 2017 8:22 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
08 Mar 2017 9:53 pm

Doux et vanille, ça sent le hogshead ! Beaucoup de profondeur. En bouche, super équilibré, épicé, super bon !

Enthousiasme 4/5

http://www.youtube.com/lachaineduwhisky www.facebook.com/lachaineduwhisky
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
11 Sep 2016 1:52 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
Greg Logan
Member Junior Greg Logan Review note
07 Jul 2016 1:34 am
Greg Logan gave this whisky 88 points

I was wondering if this was just me - or just Balmenach (I knew Signatory did not always hit it) but... damn - I really appreciated this very good to excellent whisky - would definitely buy again for a decent price.


This is so far beyond say a GlenLivet 21 which at present is simply donkey piss.
Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
88
Greg Logan
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
16 Nov 2015 8:59 am
St. Pauli gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Directly after pouring: fresh on cut grass, vanilla and malt, a little waxy also. The nose evolves towards a real fruit bomb, with pineapple, peach and these kind of tropical fruits, and a little coconut. The vanilla and wax stay, which is good for the balance. With water, it gets a bit more mellow and a tad waxier. 

Taste

Without water, it's quite pungent, a bit peppery, and mildly oily. It's less (but still) dominated by the fruit, mainly the tropical variants. There is also vanilla and fresh green herbs. These herbs get more dominant when water is added. 

Finish

Keeps coming back, which is good of course, with the same elements as in the taste section. 

Comments

Overall: dominated by fruit and a little vanilla/coconut when undiluted, and a tad more bitter and more on herbs and spices with water. Personally I'm more a fan of the undiluted version.

Thanks Menno for the sample!

Hare&Copper
Expert Senior Hare&Copper Tasting note
31 Oct 2015 8:27 am
Hare&Copper gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Minerally. Some barnyardy notes. Toasted desiccated coconut. Almond. Marzipan. Soft fruits - apricot, peach. 

Taste

Quite bold. Nice sweet fruitiness. Honey. A little musty too.

Finish

Long and warming. Creamy sweet fruit.

Comments

Single whiskybase sample.

Jimjam
Expert Senior Jimjam Tasting note
17 Oct 2015 9:49 pm
Jimjam gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Hay. A little damp earth. Fresh herbs including mint, lemon balm and something medicinal which I can't identify. With time and water - fruit: peaches and apricots and some mango. Raspberry chews. Mineral notes and chalk counterpoint the fruit

Taste

Malt. Honey. Intense fruit, offset by a little salt and a pleasant oak astringency

Finish

More fruit and honey, drying with spice

Comments

Nose develops with air. A very good dram

I don't want to be a master. When I'm learning something, I'm in my element. - Chick Corea
GIORGOS
Connoisseur GIORGOS Note
24 Sep 2015 7:57 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 88 points

Fruit and medicine! Powerful whisky !

Pakovich
Member Junior Pakovich Note
20 Sep 2015 12:17 am

Si, es grande, por favor nada de agua.

Rosmarinus

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