The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes for Signatory Vintage. It was matured for 20 years in a refill sherry butt before being selected by Spec’s in Texas. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering or coloring.
Bottler: Signatory Vintage
ABV: 51.3% ABV
Age: 20 Years
Bottle Number: 242 / 539
Nose: Caramel, figs, raisin bread. Toffee, buttered pecan. Sweet rich and musty. Pipe tobacco. Graham cracker. Date fruits.
Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Minor heat. Sweet caramel, honey, figs, raisin bread. Heat grows with time. Sulfur. Lovely toffee and caramel. Nice and nutty.
Finish: Long, rich and sweet. Honey, nutty, caramels, figs and sulfur.
Overall: Strangely reminiscent of Classic Cut 2017 with more must, pipe tobacco and a hair more sulfur.
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