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Review: Signatory (Distilled at Aberlour), 20 year old

January 24th, 2011

Signatory (Distilled at Aberlour), 20 year old, 1990 vintage, (Cask No. 101777), 56.1%, $110

Matured in a bourbon hogshead. Floral nose. Soft, creamy, and elegant, with honeyed malt, custard, subtle butterscotch, and delicate fruit (orange, peach) peppered with spice (powdered vanilla, nutmeg). Well-balanced, gently dry, and easy drinking. A charming whisky (for a lazy Sunday afternoon, perhaps?)

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 89

2 Responses to “Review: Signatory (Distilled at Aberlour), 20 year old”

  1. MrTH says:

    I visit Aberlour every year and fill a bottle from the bourbon barrel that is on offer there, always thinking it’s a shame more people don’t get to try unsherried Aberlour. Even at the distillery, the large majority of visitors fill from the sherry butt. Here’s an opportunity for those of you who can’t get to Speyside to find out what it’s about, a 20yo cask at a price comparable to what is charged at the distillery for a 14yo.

  2. Red_Arremer says:

    I tasted a great bourbon casked Aberlour from Black Adder a bit back (17yo). I’ll definitely give this one a look.

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