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Signatory Single Cask Dalmore 28 Year (Cask #1745)

$589.00

Size
750ml, bottle

Signatory Single Cask Dalmore 28 Year (Cask #1745) is a remarkable single malt Scotch whisky for the true collector or connoisseur. This limited-edition release features a single cask of Dalmore whisky aged for 28 years in a single bourbon barrel. This unique maturation process departs from Dalmore's tradition of sherry cask finishing, resulting in a complex and unexpected flavor profile. With only 206 bottles ever produced, this expression is a chance to own a piece of whisky history.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Prepare for a surprising opening act. Unlike the sherry-matured Dalmores you might expect, this expression throws a curveball. Look for a hint of youthfulness, with a whisper of green malt character. As it settles, floral notes begin to emerge, with hints of rose, lavender, and maybe even a touch of heather. A citrusy zest, like lemon or grapefruit peel, adds a refreshing counterpoint.

Deeper Sniffs: Delve deeper, and the influence of the single bourbon barrel becomes more apparent. Vanilla custard emerges, offering a rich and decadent sweetness. This sweetness mingles beautifully with hints of oak spice, with notes of vanilla bean, toasted wood shavings, and maybe even a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg. A subtle leather character might peek through, hinting at the long aging process.

Palate

First Sip: The full-bodied character (may vary depending on specific bottling details) coats your tongue with a luxurious weight. The ABV, typically around 45%, delivers a noticeable warmth that complements the flavors without overwhelming them. The initial taste is an intriguing interplay of youth and maturity. Hints of green malt from the early days mingle with the rich sweetness of the bourbon cask influence. Vanilla custard and caramel dance on the palate, balanced by the gentle oak spice.

Midpalate: As the whiskey opens up, the complexity truly unfolds. The baking spices hinted at in the aroma become more pronounced, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe even a touch of ginger. A delightful surprise emerges – dark chocolate notes start to appear, creating a fascinating sweet and savory contrast. The floral notes from the aroma might echo on the palate, adding another layer of intrigue.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a long and complex finish. The oak character lingers with hints of vanilla bean and toasted wood. The subtle fruit character, like citrus from the early stages and hints of dark chocolate from the midpalate, might also leave a fleeting whisper. A touch of baking spice, like nutmeg, lingers in the background, offering a warming farewell.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

Country

Scotland

Region

Highlands

Brand

Signatory

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Old wood and antiques shop. Leather. Pear. Citrus. Green. Musty. Floral. Nut oil.

Finish

Finish

Floral. Fruity. Vanilla and nutmeg. Dark chocolate. Complex evolution and progression. Very long.

Vanilla

Vanilla

Granular, textured, green malt. Rose. Lavender. Nut oils. Hint of bitterness. Peaches. Pears. Faint spearmint. Vanilla. Caramel.