Signatory (distilled at Rosebank), 12 year old, 1991 Vintage, 43%

Price: $53.00 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

A gentle, pleasant dram. Quite floral, too. Soft, creamy vanilla foundation with a hint of marshmallow. Underlying notes of cut grass and linseed oil add texture and intrigue. Rosebank is a classic Lowlander and, given that the distillery closed in 1993, younger expressions will become more difficult to find (not to mention more expensive). Here’s a good whisky at a fair price.