Signatory is an independent bottler founded in 1988. Originally based in Leith, they moved to Edinburgh in 1992 where they started their own semi-automatic bottling plant. Finally, in 2002 they bought the Edradour distillery. Here they experimented with different cask finishes and also relaunched the long-time lost brand Ballechin. Signatory bottles whiskies from distilleries all over Scotland within a range from very young to several decades old. Very often they bottle barrels from distilleries that are mainly known as suppliers for blends and that do not have too many of their own bottlings available. And, of course, there are many bottlings from Edradour like this beauty we have right here. Though there is no information about the cask this wee dram comes from, it is quite obvious that it must have been matured in a sherry cask due to its colour, aroma and taste. Distilled in February 2005 and bottled in November 2015, this is something you should try to get while you still can as this is a single cask bottling that is almost sold out already.
Eye: Dark amber and gold.
Nose: A lot of sherry, some apricots, some creme brulee and red apples.
Palate: As you could guess from its colour, there is a lot of sweetness and fruitiness. Ripe red fruits, some toffee, heather and herbs, but also a little hint of smoke in the background.
Finish: A long and creamy finish with vanilla and toffee.
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Scotland (Highlands)
Age: 10 Years
Alc. volume: 46%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~55.00 Euro
More info: http://www.edradour.com/ (Distillery) ; https://www.masterofmalt.com/[…]signatory-whisky/ (Masters of Malt)