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Signatory (distilled at BenRiach) 12 year old 1994 vintage, 59.5%

Price: $54 Issue: Spring 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

A peated version of Benriach that was also finished in a port pipe. There is a really nice blend of flavors here; a sweet malty foundation layered with ripe red fruit notes (raspberry, strawberry preserve, currant) and a firm blanket of smoke that goes on and on. All the flavors are bold, but they're equally balanced. Not a subtle whisky but quite entertaining. (Binny's Beverage Depot exclusive)