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Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010


Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:22 am

Welcome to the Signatory Whisky Live Tasting


The Whiskies:

Any of the various bottlings produced by Signatory.


Start Time

Start time - 7:00pm PDT Friday September 17th and running through the Sunday.

About...
For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting Forum for past events.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

Please feel free to join in and post any comments or tasting notes you have. Tasting notes can be added using the Tasting Note tab on the postings page. (Note, the Age field on the tasting must be a number such as 7,9,10,18)
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:49 am

Good evening!

S'tan checking in for the tasting.... Unbelievable! I have no Sig's open at this time.... Oh, wait! I might have a couple of samples... brb...

Found some unchillfiltered Sigs, three 50 ml mini's to be precise...

Slainte!
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:55 am

Tuning up for the tasting with a wee dram of Finlaggan NAS, L 31.07.08. Very Caol Ila-ish. Quite tasty...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:07 am

Hey S'tan,

I am cooking up dinner right now... but will be sampling in a little bit...

I have a pile of open Sigs have to put them in order...

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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:11 am

Good evening, Mikey. Sounds like you're thirsty tonight... :thumbsup:
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:12 am

Ganga checking in. Little after 7 now. I've got six to take out for a spin.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:12 am

Good evening, Ganga. I know that you're thirsty tonight.... :P
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:13 am

I am here as well. Going to put the little man down for the night and then I will be back. I believe I have 4 to taste.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:17 am

Where to start, where to start? I guess the undeclared ones. Sig Highland 7 and 8 and Mull 7.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:20 am

I have the Sig Campbeltown 8 yr here. Forgot that I had it... Will pour after I finish off this Finlaggan...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:29 am

Just having a warmup dram. My lineup is Port Ellen 1979 23yo 43%, Brora 1981 21yo 46%, Rosebank 1990 15yo CS, Ben Nevis 1992 16yo CS.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:31 am

hey ganga and pkt... Just about ready...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:31 am

Sean, looks like a great lineup. We're going to cover some distilleries tonight. S'tan, do you still have any of the Glen Ord?
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:33 am

Ganga.... alas, it is gone... :cry:
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:34 am

Hmm, I guess the form for tasting notes has been disconnected. Oh well, back to the standard means of posting then.

Highland 8, 40%

Glass: brandy
Color: medium straw
Nose: straw with a dusting of grist, higher up in the glass it becomes more like a glazed bread, tangerines, green strawberries
Palate: oranges on the dry side, bitter, oaky, light touch of spices
Finish: moderately short with an oaky astringency
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:37 am

Ganga wrote:Hmm, I guess the form for tasting notes has been disconnected. Oh well, back to the standard means of posting then.

Glass: brandy
Color: medium straw
Nose: straw with a dusting of grist, higher up in the glass it becomes more like a glazed bread, tangerines, green strawberries
Palate: oranges on the dry side, bitter, oaky, light touch of spices
Finish: moderately short with an oaky astringency


Ganga, I think you forgot to put what whisky you are tasting
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:39 am

The Campbeltown 8 is a very nice Glen Scotia with a bit more oiliness and body than the OB equivalent. Same sea air type profile with the subtle saltiness coming across.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:40 am

Are you sure? :P Maybe I just want to keep 'em guessing.

I do have to say that the Highland 8 has mellowed. This one used to be aggresively astringent and bitter.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:42 am

Ganga wrote:Are you sure? :P Maybe I just want to keep 'em guessing.


mystery dramming...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:42 am

For contrast, I'm pouring the Whitfield's Campbeltown Malt .......
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:48 am

Signatory Vintage Port Ellen 43% 11/16/1979-10/3/2003 Refill sherry butt 6775 bottle 339 of 423.

N: Wax, peat, wood smoke, some salt and a little tangerine.
P: Big notes of wax and smoke. salty orange and tangerine as well as a little cashew and almond.
F: medium short finish on wax, cashews and salt. Just a hint of orange in the background. slightly dusty.

A very nice and easy PE. Maybe not the most complex but certainly enjoyable.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:49 am

This seems to be a vatting of Springer and Glen Scotia...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:51 am

Excellent descriptive notes, Sean...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:52 am

Highland 7 40%

Glass: brandy
Color:antique gold
Nose: lemon cake, oak shavings, cinnamon powder
Palate: lemons, waxy, basil, dried oranges
Finish: short, dried oranges
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:53 am

S_tan_De_mon wrote:This seems to be a vatting of Springer and Glen Scotia...


What's the identifying factor S'tan?

And yes, very interesting notes Sean.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:58 am

S_tan_De_mon wrote:Excellent descriptive notes, Sean...


Thanks S'tan
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:00 am

The sea air notes that I pick up in the Glen Scotia overlaying the smokey, spicy notes that I find which are noteworthy in the brown label 15 yr old Springer...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:02 am

First up is an older one:

Tamnavulin 24yo 1978 ( 55.1%, Signatory, 11.3.78-1.31.03 cask 8066 119/252,)

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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:05 am

Nice one, Mikey. Tamnavulin really tends to come into its own when it reaches that age range. Haven't had the opportunity to try it....
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:06 am

For those interested, we have a chat going on simultaneously at SOI.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:07 am

Good evening, Whitevector...
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:08 am

Signatory UCF Brora 21yo 46% 12/15/1981-7/30/2003 Refill Sherry Butt 1586 bottle 34 of 749

N: Huge notes of mint, some peat, salt and lemon. Is there such a think as smokey mint? Notes of chocolate in there as well, maybe an andes mint with smoke.
P: Mint, smoke, peat, chocolate and some lemon. Maybe a hint of lime and citrus. tickles your tongue like it is carbonated or a sparkling wine.
F: Medium long on mint chocolate and peat smoke. Some lemon (and other citrus fruits) and salt manage to fight their way in as well towards the end.

By far the mintiest whisky I have ever tasted but damn good.
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:10 am

Here but for a moment and then gone....
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:12 am

Mull 7, 40% (Tobermory/Ledaig)

Glass: brandy
Color: orangy gold
Nose: bitter cocoa and mint chocolate, grist, dried mushrooms (shitake?), underripe Valencia oranges
Palate: sour, musty grain, slight mint characteristic, sea air, lemonade
Finish: moderately long with a lingering offshore breeze
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Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:22 am

Signatory CS Rosebank 15yo 56.6% 6/22/1990-2/20/2006 Hogshead 1509 bottle 169 of 285

N: Lemon yogurt, vanilla, creme brulee and a touch of oak. Maybe a little lemon rind as well.
P: Lemon yogurt and vanilla. Some pencil shavings, and a touch of marshmellow. Towards the end of the palate the oak shows even bigger. Nutmeg, cinnamon and varnish.
F: Long finish on vanilla, lemon, nutmeg, cinnamon and varnish. Getting a little spicy.

A very nice Rosebank.
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