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Signatory 1998 Glen Ord CS

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Signatory 1998 Glen Ord CS

Postby talisker10 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:05 pm

When I go to Spec's on Saturday to pick up the Uigeadail, I am also going to pick up a 1998 Signatory Glen Ord Cask Strength. Apparently there are two releases. and am not sure which one this, but both rank 80 or greater according to the MaltManiacs Matrix. If it is from Cask 3447 then Serge has reviewed that one and loved it. It's $33, the way I figure how can you go wrong with a Cask Strength SMS that seems to be pretty good for $33. I will report back here with tasting notes.
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Re: Signatory 1998 Glen Ord CS

Postby talisker10 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:05 pm

Well I was wrong about a few things..the website is incorrect as it is actually about $50. I had surmised since it was a 1998 Signatory Glen Ord that it was one of the couple listed on the web that are cask strength. This one however is bottled at 43%. It is bottle #2 of 382 bottles from Cask # 3441 and is Hogshead matured. It is shown as Highland Signatory Vintage.

My gosh, this stuff is certainly worth the $50. Hard to believe it is only 8 yo. Very, very happy with my first IB purchase!

Nose: A little smoky, creamy, with pears and apple.
Mouth: Slightly oily, creamy, a bit coating, hints of vanilla and apple. Not peaty, but some sort of smoky quality..hard to define.
Finish: Smooth, more fruit, a bit spicy

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to explore some of the Indies.
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Re: Signatory 1998 Glen Ord CS

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:30 pm

Now you have me curious. I purchased a young Glen Ord that generally fits this description except that it is a 1988. Mine is very pale.
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Re: Signatory 1998 Glen Ord CS

Postby talisker10 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:20 am

Yes mine is white wine color, very pale.
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