CALEDONIAN 1976 51,9%
Single Grain Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 19886
Founded in Edinburgh in 1855, the Caledonian distillery closed its doors in 1987, before being largely destroyed in 1998. From the warehouses of the famous Scottish independent bottler Signatory Vintage, this absolutely outstanding 1976 vintage will make you lament the disappearance of this single grain whisky which, almost 40 years later, still shows incredible strength of character and vitality. An example of timeless maturity
Single Cask #900002 - Hogshead Cask Limited edition of 217 bottles – LMDW world exclusive Profile: a complex nose characterised by citrus fruit (orange, lemon), ripe fruit (pear, peach), honey and cut grass. Lively and tannic but smooth.
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- Appearance : burnished gold
- Nose : delicate, fresh. The initial nose is very complex and is characterised by citrus fruit (orange, lemon), ripe fruit (pear, peach), acacia honey and cut grass. It develops with lots of depth into beeswax, vanilla and grated ginger. A very pleasant note of varnish lands tenderly on the aromatic palette.
- Palate : clear, lively. Apricot and peach stones give great consistency to the attack. It then quickly becomes chocolatey and liquoricey. The mid-palate takes hold of the peaches and apricots to extract their sweetness. Powerful but smooth tannins gradually coat the taste buds. Nuts (almond, pecan) and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) rival each other in intensity at the end of the palate.
- Overall : long, voluptuous. New fruits appear, including wild blackberry, Mirabelle and greengage plum and gooseberry. But that doesn’t overshadow its vanilla and milky (coconut) character, quite the opposite. The finish is like a delicious bite of apricot and vanilla tart. The retro-nasal olfaction is delicately herbaceous and roasted (tobacco). The empty glass is spicy, delicately woody, and floral (lily, iris).
- The brand
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Cask Strength Collection of single malt and single grain whiskies is without doubt one of the most appreciated ranges. Each release is bottled undiluted, unchillfiltered and usually consists of a single cask. To help the consumer appreciate their whisky at more than a purely aromatic and gustatory level, Signatory Vintage takes care to display on each label, with great precision, the region of production, the date of distillation and bottling, the type of cask used, its number and the number of bottles of the same nectar that were produced. This range thus offers some fascinating facts, in addition to exceptional quality!
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