Review #108 | /r/Scotch Review #40 – Signatory Vintage 2005 Tamdhu 10 Year
The Schtick: This is a 10 year IB from Tamdhu that is bottled at cask strength and matured full term in a first fill sherry butt.
Bottler: Signatory Vintage (Stoller Selection)
ABV: 60.5% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Maturation: First Fill Sherry
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Toffee, caramel, some sherry funk and heavy, sweet cream.
Taste: It’s spicy at first and then the sweets roll in. Thick vanilla, toffee, caramel, sherry and some wood funk. It’s delicious and it’s like dessert in a dram. It’s dangerous, too. It drinks no where near 60%.
Finish: Long and complex. Mild ethanol in the finish but accompanied with lots more sweet and sherry funk. I like the funk. I’m glad it sticks around.
Overall: This dram is everything I love at a price I could jizz over. There’s so many $50 bottles I’ve bought I wish I could exchange for another of these.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect