Islay Whisky Classics No.45 – Signatory 1978 27yo Bunnahabhain

Signatory have a good reputation of producing some fine single cask independent bottlings and this is no exception . Bottled in the Signatory Vintage line , the extremely heavy glass bottle in the grey oval tin version , once you’ve drunk it you can always cause someone serious injury buy hitting them with it !

Signatory Bunnahabhain 1978

The way they all go eventually !

Distilled on the 30th day of March 1978 and bottled on the 8th February 2006 , this was matured in Sherry Butt #2542 and produced 509 bottles at 55.6% abv . A light amber in colour , Initially light sherry on the nose , spices , dried fruits , then Edinburgh Rock / Confectioners Sugar follow , there’s also Mint Humbug sweets , which reminds me of the first SMWS Bunna i ever had (10.49 for those interested , a rather interesting 15yo) . The palate has a really big sherry mouthfeel , quite dry , Edinburgh Rock , spices and Peppermint . The finish is Long and dry , sherry and peppermint .

A nice , aged Bunnahabhain , exactly what you’d expect , as they say “does what it says on the tin….. “


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