Signatory Benrinnes 30th Anniversary 20Yr 1997 750ml
Distilled in 1997, aged in a sherry hogshead and bottled at 55% alcohol, this fine single malt is part of the prestigious Scottish independent bottlers series celebrating three decades in the Scotch whisky industry. Presented in an attractive case with two nosing glasses, a rare opportunity to taste this scarce Speyside as it is in the warehouse
Profile: the voluptuous first nose is at once empyreumatic (sweet chestnut honey) and spicy. The notes of rancio are also magnificent. Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly complex (strawberry jam, wilted rose). The sherry has a strong influence on the aromatic palette. The dynamic attack shows lots of finesse. The mouthfeel is like a wild peach as its exotic character gradually settles in (mango). The very long finish is remarkably mature (cep, dead leaves). On the retronasal olfaction, figs appear alongside sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger).