Review #120. Signatory Vintage Glenrothes 11yr

Review #120 | /r/Scotch Review 48 – Signatory Vintage Glenrothes 11yr

The Schtick: This is a well aged, reasonably proofed release from Signatory Vintage using product sourced from Glenrothes

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Distiller: Glenrothes

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: 11 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: There’s a lot going on here and it smells just like a bakery, and I love it. There’s warm toffee, there’s some light sherry and a good dose of vanilla. This isn’t bourbon vanilla, it’s gentle pastry vanilla, much like icing on a cake or pastry, very rich but sweet. There’s nothing but sweet on the nose on this one.

Taste: The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it’s funky and sweet nonetheless. There’s a good deal of vanilla sweetness and more toffee. If this was proofed up, it would probably remind me of a Tamdhu from past reviews. There’s some thin sherry sweetness, but it’s mild and I can’t tell if the dram is initially fruity or if this is some mild sherry influence.

Finish: It’s medium in duration and develops a mild tart note. The sweetness is still there, fruity and sweet and leaves some floral notes on the tongue. There’s a touch of ethanol too which is strange since this is the first time it has become apparent.

Overall: I enjoyed this. Very sweet and balanced.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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


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