Re: Signatory Live Tasting Event, September 17-19, 2010
I've just opened a Glen Ord and will open a Caperdonich next. As my first impression of a newly opened bottle rarely matches what I think on subsequent tastings, I'll try to revist these tomorrow or next week.
Signatory Vintage Glen Ord 1998. 8yo, 43%, hogshead
Dist: 20.02.1998, Bott: 30.05.2006, Cask #3439, Bottle # 231 of 419
Color: White wine
Nose: Hay, cut grass, malt. With water: pear and peach arrive
Palate: Apple cider, mint. After a few minutes in the glass, peaches in cream. With water: a bitterness appears toward the finish
Finish: Short, drying. White pepper, pine resin
Comment: Is young, tastes young. Rather green, the cask doesn't appear to have imparted much. Below average but nothing offensive here.