2007 Signatory Vintage Exclusive Selection Ink #3 Collection Single Cask Glenlivet 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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2007 Signatory Vintage Exclusive Selection Ink #3 Collection Single Cask Glenlivet 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 49.3%

This deeply coloured Glenlivet continues the series of 'Ink labels' selected by the experts at French retailers, Le Comptoir Irlandais. Sourced from reputable independents, Signatory Vintage, cask #900658 was a first-fill Sherry butt and a fairly active cask at that, with more of an old-school attack then a clean, contemporary one. Pickled ginger, struck match, burnt orange, hazelnut and hints of hessian sack give the aroma a sulphury slant, though there's some redemption from the latent fruitiness. The flavours follow with roasted hazelnut, marzipan, ginger biscuit and orange infused dark chocolate - those 'rustic' notes adding a burnt fruit toast character to the finish. Not for everyone, but we know there are those who will appreciate - even treasure - this now seldom-found and very distinctive style. 49.3% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Notes from Le Comptoir Irlandais... Nose: the modern influences of Sherry casks (fruity and spicy) meet the more rustic influences of the same cask (leather, rancio) for a deep result. Palate: on prunes and citrus fruits. Creamy texture. Finely malted and herbaceous distillate on chocolate and spicy waves. Finish: chocolate, fruity and malty notes persist for a long time.