Glenmorangie Signet

Another day, another review of whisky I liked in the past up to the point I had a bottle but never took notes and this time it’s Glenmorangie Signet.

Glenmorangie Signet is the only NAS whisky in the core line up (the annual Private Edition notwithstanding) and it features some percentage of heavily roasted chocolate malt in the recipe.

The chocolate malt is used a lot for beers but rarely for whisky as the yield is far below the commonly used barley strains in the industry. But it does add some different flavors to the whisky.

Glenmorangie Signet (46%, £135/$163/€149)

Nose: Light and gentle fruit sweetness (as expected from a Glenmorangie), malt, charred malt, and dark chocolate, floral fragrance and honey. It’s rich but could be a real bomb with an higher ABV (not that 46 is bad mind you).

Palate: Fleeting notes of oranges and citrus then malt followed by spicy notes of oak spices and pepper, fruit, sweet honey, toasted cereal flakes and coffee.

Finish: Medium length, mellow oak spices, nuttiness, latte coffee, toast, oranges and gentle maltiness.

Thoughts: Almost a classic whisky. It was one of the NAS trend pioneers and a very successful one and it’s still a very good and tasty whisky with citrus, chocolate and classic Glenmorangie notes. Yummy.

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