Glenlochy 1980 Signatory (#3021)
Added on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 07:45 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1980 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.10 % Region: Highland
  Price: $375 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled 10-21-1980, Bottled 1-11-2012, Cask 3021
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: A little peppery kick initially, a mix of black & white peppers (heavier on black). Behind that - vanilla and malt. Gentle and slightly watery fruit notes, white peach, a hint of apricot and some nice subtle honey. 

 

P: Slightly woody mixed with malt and light honey, a slightly thinner mouthfeel. Pepper again; this time white pepper with a faint dab of cayenne. Gets a little dry and slightly bitter; a bit earthy.

 

F: Malty with slight pepper; honey, a little buttermilk biscuit with the honey for  second, but it fades in favor of an earthy cantaloupe rind finish.

 

This is a touch oddly-balanced; the pepper is a bit assertive and overpowers the fruit, as does the slightly bitter and musty side of things.

 

 
Sku
 
Nose: Nice nose with malt and wet hay

Palate: Malty, perfumy and a tad soapy

Finish: Malty

 

I like the nose on this a lot, but the soapy note on the palate is a bit too strong.

 
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