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The Un-Chillfiltered Collection from Signatory is always bottled without chill filtration (of course) and at a drinking strength of 46% (oh, no!). Signatory married two casks to offer this release of 673 bottles. This Bruichladdich from 1992 is a pale sunlight.
You would not be amiss when you call this nose quite fresh. Some lime and lots of vanilla precede banana, apple and a hint of cashew nuts. It becomes sweeter if you leave it to breath. Peach? Reminds me a bit of apple sorbet, to be honest. Smoke and peat on the nose? Hardly.
Soft on the palate, but immediately piquant, spicy and smoky. This is a bit of a surprise after the sweet nose. The vanilla is omnipresent, but some pepper and even some mustard keep the sweetness at bay. Ginger and liquorice. Again quite some white fruit. Eminently quaffable. Midpalate the peat offers a salty edge that gives it the appearance of complexity. Nice!
The finish is medium long and quite spicy. It begins sweet, goes to bitter to finally die a salty death.
Wonderful nose, complex on the palate and long finish. What’s not to like? Around 75 EUR, which is not exaggerated.