Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt Scotch 700ml
Glenmorangie signet single malt scotch whisky has a rich aroma of mocha, milk chocolate, and tiramisu. The aroma opens up to viscous, full-bodied notes of coffee, almonds, biscotti, ginger, cinnamon, and orange on the palate, and ends with a creamy vanilla finish. The whisky earned the double gold medal at the San Francisco world spirits competition in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and earned a score of 95 points from wine enthusiast. In addition, it earned the best single malt scotch trophy at the international wine and spirits competition in 2013.
This superb Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt 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.
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”.
This edition takes its name from the ornate square design that adorns most Glenmorangie bottles. The signet itself originated from the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, a Pictish artifact that dates back to around the year 800 AD.
The nose begins with chocolate raisins and sugared mixed peels. Toasted spices, bread and butter pudding, and golden syrup complement these aromas, while a note of Angostura bitters lingers beneath.
Sweet, syrupy cinnamon and drying malt lead, before a suggestion of Terry’s Chocolate Orange rises. A hint of the lime rind is present, as are lychees and dates. The backdrop is filled with tobacco leaves and freshly roasted espresso beans, with a little honey-roasted cashew.
The finish dries and becomes pleasantly rubbery, as a touch of truffle oil emerges.