Aroma: A strong Aruba espresso fused with a treacly plum pudding, rich with sherry, and candied orange peel.
Taste: A contrast of rich sweetness with an explosive crackle of sizzling spices and bitter mocha.
Finish: A fresh spring-like breeze of mint with a bright citrus lemony-green quality.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - (Tried & True Award)- Lovely deep russet/tawny color. Smells of toasted malt, dried fruits (raisins, prunes), candied nuts, orange zest, dark honey. Flavor features a rich, chewy, viscous texture that underpins tastes of maple apple, baked pears. Finishes toasty, slightly peated, juicy. (Mar 2015)
Wine Enthusiast 95 points - This dark and luscious spirit is made using "high roast” malted barley to coax out chocolate and espresso flavors, then married with other "rare and ancient” whiskies. The end result is a burnished copper glow, intense toffee aroma, resonating espresso, nut and toasty oak flavors and a lingering cinnamon-clove finish. Each sip warms all the way down. A soft, warm spirit in glossy, gift-worthy packaging.
— K.N. (Dec 2011)
Whilst the exact secrets of its production are known only to our whisky creators, we can tell you that Signet’s melting sweetness and explosive spiciness is, at least in part, caused by our unique roasted ’chocolate’ barley malt and the ’designer casks’ made bespoke for Glenmorangie from American white oak. Non chill-filtered.
|Wine maker notes
|A fusion of unique and rare elements, and clouded in secrecy, Signet is the culmination of a lifetime's experience. A blend of our oldest whisky - distilled over thirty years ago when malting still occurred on site – and spirit matured in a selection of the world's finest casks, this undoubtedly is the richest whisky in our range.