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Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection Highland Park 1990-2005

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Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection Highland Park 1990-2005

Postby KiwiBoyInJapan » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:00 am

Hello, I was wondering if anybody has tried this bottle, or one very similar? I saw it in a shop near me (Yokohama, Japan) for 4800Y ($40US, 20GBP). I have never tried an independent bottling before, so I am curious to sample this, especially as I love HP12 and HP18. Thanks!
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Postby Choochoo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:24 am

I just finished my bottle of Signatory UCF HP 15yo (from 1990). It still may not be the same as the one you're looking at though. Regardless, the one I had was very good. It had a good deal more peaty smoke in it than the OB does. Still, behind the peat was a lot of the honey sweetness that the OB HP is known for. It did take a while to open up, I remember when first opening the bottle, there was so much smoke up front that I though it was a bit 1-dimentional, but with some air, time, and water, many great flavors and smells emerged.

So I'd say for about $40-US it's very much worth getting.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:21 am

I had a '90/'03, but even if I could remember it, it wouldn't really tell you anything about the bottle you're looking at. IB's are bound to be variable--that's the point, really--and as Choochoo notes, will often differ from the standard bottlings by quite a lot. That's what's fun about them! Are you familiar with HP generally? Having a point of reference is a good thing. It's not just a bottle of whisky, it's a learning experience! (And it has to be admitted that occasionally you won't like the lesson...you need to be able to see that as part of the fun, as well.)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:23 am

And I gather you are a Talisker fan....
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Postby KiwiBoyInJapan » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:58 am

Thanks Choochoo! I will definately get it...an HP with extra peaty smokiness sounds good!
Thanks again for your help MrTattieHeid, and yes I am a Talisker fan :D
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Postby Choochoo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:31 pm

Cheers! And let us know your thoughts on it once you try it. I'd be interested to hear if it is similar to the bottle I had.
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