Port Ellen 1979 Signatory (Butt 6775)
Added on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 10:31 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Butt 6775, 423 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Perfume and apples
P: The palate follows the nose in a big way, with hints of mint and clove.
F: Dry and perfect.
[Upon retaste I have downgraded this from an A- to a B.  I now detect a distinct chemical aspect to the floral component, which toward the bottom of the glass gets a little tiring.] 
Mild nose of dusty closet behind sharp fruit notes.  On the palate, it's sweet yummyness with tangy fruit.  After a brief moment smoke enters in a supporting and discreet role.  Builds into a finish that's great and never overwhelming.  Not a powerhouse, this is a restrained yet notable "Yum!"  B+/A- 
Dainty Peat with a weak finish 
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