Review: Signatory (Port Ellen), 1982 VintageApril 9th, 2010
Signatory (distilled at Port Ellen), 1982 vintage, 26 year old, (Cask # 1202), 54.1%, $275
Port Ellen, for sure! Very old-fashioned in nature: intertwined notes of tarry rope, coal soot, rooty peat, toffee, dark chocolate, and walnuts, spiked with coffee bean, anise, cracked peppercorn, and a hint of ginger. Dry, smoky, long, slightly austere finish. This Port Ellen is a bit moody (maybe even has an attitude problem), but I’m not complaining.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 90