Whisky Review: North British 1991 Signatory Cask Strength 28 Year
The folks at Signatory continue to put out really lovely stuff; I’d love to have a rummage through their warehouse some day.
North British 1991 Signatory Cask Strength 28 Year
47.4% / Tasted neat
I have not gotten into Single Grain whiskies yet, but there’s value there to be had in longly-aged bottles for prices that are a fraction of a single malt.
This North British from Signatory Cask Strength was distilled in 02/09/1991, laid to rest in refill sherry butt 262056 for 28 years, and bottled on 04/03/2020. This is bottle 45 of just 283.
The yields and ABV on this butt are a bit low; solving 600 litres / 0.7 bottle-liters * x²⁸ years = 283 bottles, we get 0.961196, or an annual angel’s share of 3.9%, which seems higher than average.
- Color: burnt umber (1.7)
- Nose: strawberry jam, pine needles, ethanol, fennel, soft sherry
- Taste: lots of spiced wine, mealy sherry, orange and lemon peel; leather & jerky
- Finish: long and sweet, star anise, cracked salt, and vanilla