Craigduff 1973 Signatory
Added on Thursday, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:07 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1973 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 47.50 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $300 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 04/04/1973   Bottled 16/08/2006 (UK dating)
Sherry Butt   371 bottles
Cask no. 2515
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of toffee and sherry.  Palate is tannic, rather rich, and medium-to-full-bodied.  Flavors of coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate, bittersweet toffee.  Very mild sweetness, quite dry and woody.  There's also something vaguely chemical.  Finish is medium-short and continues the theme.  A little water makes this sweeter and better.  Decent and mouth-filling. 
Andy
 

n:  Citrus, vanilla, sherry.

 

p:  Varnish, lemon.  Sweet at first but disappears fast.    Finish is just an oily coat on the mouth.  Orange cream soda.

 

B/B+ 

 
Fuji
 
N: Sweet nose of dried fruits and wine. Honey and mint, green apple skins and wet rocks.

 

P: Sweet, tart and lightly bitter on the palate. Good density. more of the green apple skin with brown pears and grapefruit. There's a slight funk to it.

 

F: Medium finish. Waxy bitter citrus.

 

I really liked the nose. If the taste would have held up, this would be a B+

 
Ries
 

n: malt and hard toffee, oatmeal with plump golden raisins. Light hint of those orange gummy candies that are coated in sugar.

 

t: liquid varnished oak that moves to red berry jam and orange creamsickle. Moves to a pastry like sweetness then goes to dry oak. Oily mouthfeel heavy on the sherry cask influence. Finish is lemon bars with powdered sugar on top and settles on the sherried oak at the end.

 

[B./B+ :: a tannic/bitter note in the middle keeps it from a B+]

 
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