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From the Un-Chillfiltered Collection of Signatory Vintage and bottled for The Nectar, comes this challenging whisky. Though matured in a refill sherry hogshead, it is by far the palest whisky I’ve ever seen. Some classify it as white wine, I would rather say sake or young genever. This one could easily fool your boss.
Nose: Salty, Smoky and Sour. A feral nose full of saltwater and sauerkraut, with an aura of rough dough, wine vinegar, lighter fluid and a whiff of smoke from a wet deadwood fire.
Mouth: a light and sharp body, with a balance of olive oil and sea salt on the palate, with notes of thyme and soft vanilla, along a touch of peat.
Finish: medium to short, slightly spicy, rosemary, a smidgen of garlic and peat reek
Verdict: Rough, untamed, unpolished and coarse, almost obscene. But I simply adore it. The nose is ravishing, though the palate may be a bit weak in comparison and that shows in the score. Another great one from Tobermory and I got another sherry matured Ledaig by Signatory waiting in storage. It might not be for everyone, but it is an extremely interesting whisky, that is definitely worth checking out and that at a great price. Only €36 for a bottle!