Last week I officially posted my 100th post. Woohoo!!! 101 here we come. I first wrote about Bunnahabhain and its 18 year-old nearly a year ago http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-V. The 18 year-old was good but I was not wowed by it. To me it was simply OK. Now this Bunnahabhain by Signatory Vintage is a whole different story.
Signatory Vintage was first founded in 1998 by Andrew and Brian Symington. They are independent bottlers and in 2002 they acquired the Edradour distillery. On their bottles they always include, date of distillation, cask number, date it was bottled and how many bottles were produced to show proof of authenticity.
This specific bottle is a 15 year-old matured in hogshead and it is un-chilledfiltered. If you want to know what un-chilledfiltered means see my Aug. 22, 2013 post < http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-D>. It was distilled in Dec. 15, 1997 and was bottled on Sept. 09, 2013. There were only 375 bottles produced and this bottle was number 198.
I didn’t dislike the 18 year-old Bunnahabhain, but this 15 year-old Bunnahabhain put out by Signatory Vintage, I loved! This one did wow me! It also had nice, long, beautiful legs in the dram.
Nose: peat and mint
Palate: slight sweetness, peat smoke and salt
Finish: extremely smooth and peaty
I looked for bottled online and couldn’t find any so I am not sure if there are any more available. This whisky is fantastic. I believe there was one last dram left in that bottle at The Last Hurrah before I left. If not sold by now and you live Boston, I highly recommend you go try it.
PS: I wanted to share one little story. Last night I was watching Family Feud and the question was, name a drink that keeps you warm? So I certainly scream at the TV, whisky. It wasn’t the top answer but, it got a good number of points. In my mind it should have been the top answer as whisky is definitely a drink that not only warms you up but just keeps on giving in taste!
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.