The creation of Signet begins with the distillery's rare and precious chocolate malt spirit, a spirit distilled only once a year in their iconic giraffe-high stills. This spirit possesses an intense, espresso-like character, filling the distillery with aromas reminiscent of an Italian coffee bar.
Over the years, the distillery expertly tempers this powerful spirit by aging it in rare and treasured casks. Bourbon casks contribute creaminess, sherry casks impart sweetness, and the spice of virgin charred oak adds depth. This intricate dance of flavors is further enriched by the inclusion of some of the oldest whisky in their collection.
The result is a velvety explosion of flavors, characterized by bursts of bitter mocha, sizzling spice, and enveloping waves of dark chocolate, all elegantly mellowed by the presence of smooth butterscotch. Signet is a testament to the distillery's mastery in crafting an exceptional and harmonious whisky.
Tasting Note by Glenmorangie:
Nose: Citrus and ripening peaches are balanced by vanilla softness.
Palate: Vanilla emerges, then gives way to a burst of flowery fruitiness.
Finish: A clean and salving aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.