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Overall rating 47 votes 88.84
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

51 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

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 Junior 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

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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
Expert Senior 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!

Cheers! Paul
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
Expert Senior 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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