We are all used to the beauty of Glenrothes aged in Sherry casks, well this Hoghead gives us a new-look spirit from an old friend. Our love for this Speyside distillery never ceases, and the exquisite character this bottle possesses will give you extreme merriment. With bold notes of vanilla, scorched orange rind and a hint of dried fruits the aromatics are wide-ranging. This has a beautifully rich mouthfeel and all those aromatics cling to the palate accented by notes of nutmeg and cocoa powder. This has all the style and grace of the mid-century modern aesthetic, in liquid form. Fewer than 200 bottles of this gem will hit our shores, it’s time to find new levels of flavor in your whisky!
Looking for value in the world of single malt whisky? We immediately turn to Independent Bottlers, of which Signatory is among the top echelon. Proprietor Andrew Symington has embarked on an endless quest for über-rare, single malt Scotch. (It’s a quest we relate to.) Symington christened it “Signatory” because he wanted someone famous to sign their single cask bottlings. When their first cask (’68 Glenlivet) was ready, they still hadn’t found their signer and just moved forward. It turns out their offerings need no endorsement; they speak well enough for themselves. We had the opportunity to visit back in March, tour the distillery, and walk among the casks, hand-selecting those we wanted to taste. We seemed to be drawn to 20+ year Speyside distilleries. At least that is what we wound up finding that really blew our hair back. These selections are among the best we’ve come across this year and we trust you’ll give them a good home!