My apologies for having missed posting my posts last week! I was held up in jury duty both Monday-Tuesday and then played catch up the rest of the week. This week I am back to the normal grind. The last post I wrote about was on the 15 year-old Bunnahabhain expression put out by Signatory Vintage http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-e0. This week I am once again posting about Signatory Vintage. This time, I am writing about their Longmorn 21 year-old cask strength.
John Duff and his associates founded Longmorn in 1894. In 1970 The Longmorn distillery along with The Glenlivet and Glen Grant formed Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. Glenlivet Distillers Ltd was later bought out by the Chivas Brothers in 1978. On this present day, Chivas Brothers is now a part of Pernod Richard after they acquired the business in 2001. Now if you are wondering where you might have seen his name before in my recent posts it was when I wrote about Glenlossie. Duff also founded Glenlossie about 18 years earlier in 1876 http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-d4.
As per my initial post on Signatory Vintage, Andrew and Brian Symington first founded Signatory Vintage in 1998. 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 particular bottle was distilled on 04-10-1992 and bottled on 01-16-14. It was matured in hogshead and was bottle 113 of 237.
Nose: vanilla and citrus
Palate: fruit, toffee and vanilla
Finish: extremely smooth and light
This is an extremely tasty Scotch. There was an amazing lightness to this whisky. It was perfectly balanced and quite enjoyable. I would definitely recommend trying if you come across it.
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.