AVB: 46%. Bottle: 700ml
Winner Whisky of the Year at the 2016 International Whisky Competition.
Rated 94 in Jim Murrays Whisky Bible
This superb Glenmorangie was created with a marriage of whiskies produced from two unique types of malted barley: a single estate Cadboll variety and malted chocolate barley, which is better known as a basis for craft beers.
The Signet was distilled twice through Glenmorangie's copper-pot stills, by a team of 16 distillers known as the 'Sixteen Men of Tain'. It was subsequently matured in bespoke American virgin oak casks before it was bottled at 46%, and received no chill-filtration.
While it carries no-age-statement, there is said to be an element of some of the distillery's oldest and rarest stocks, ranging from 35 to 40 years old, in this Highland single malt.
Beautifully packaged and stunningly arranged, the Glenmorangie Signet is an outstanding whisky of unprecedented style and taste. Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Master of Whisky Creation, described it as the culmination of a "lifetime of experimentation and innovation".
Colour: Deep amber in colour.
Nose: Coffee, ginger and cinnamon melt into dark chocolate and tiramisu, with dark toffee, crystallized orange peel and rich fruit cake.
Palate: A velvet explosion of crackling spices swirls around bitter mocha and dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and mellow butterscotch.
Finish: Mocha and spice combine with cappuccino and amaretto, before a finale of chocolate-coated raisins and orange.
Awards (these are just a few):
Master: Scotch Whisky: Single Malt – Ultra Premium - 2022 The Luxury Masters (The Spirits Business)Gold: Single Malt No Age Statement - 2020 International Spirits ChallengeGold: Single Malt No Age Statement - 2019 International Spirits ChallengeWinner: Whisky of the Year - 2016 International Whisky CompetitionGold Outstanding: Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & SpiritJim Murray ranking: 94