Macallan 1988 Signatory Vintage
Added on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 07:14 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 22 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1990 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $180 Availability: Specialty Stores
1988/2010     Cask no. 4950     Hogshead     "Lovey"
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n: Peaches and raisins

 

p:  Soap!  That's it.  Soap, soapity soap soap. Bleah!

 

f:  The soap disappears fast.  Yay!

 
Adam
 

Nose of dusty crackers, Band Aids, wisps of something vaguely smokey.

 

Palate... hmmmm... well it's kinda sweet and kinda soapy. Then dried lighter fruits like apricots, and... well now it's finishing and among other things there's some soapy stuff here that's just not doing it for me. And it's the longest-lingering part of the finish, which turns me off from wanting more. Drinkable but not desirable. 

 
Fuji
 

N: soap with wax and toasted oats

P: soapy, lavender and paraffin

F: short finish with black peppers

 
Ries
 

n: Vanilla wafers, burnt newspaper, wallpaper paste, and overripe peach.

 

t: Very perfumey and floral, then turns to air freshner that was sprayed in the air as you breathe in; quite different from the nose. I get some black pepper and a plastic note that lingers to the very end that I don't like. Lavender bathroom air freshner liquid.

 

I would never recognize this as a Macallan. Very sweet and youthful, makes me think this was a tired cask.  [C-/D+]

 
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