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 and smouldering match.

 

t: liquid varnished oak that moves to red berry jam and orange creamsickle. Moves to a pastry like sweetness then goes to dry oak, and baked pear with a hint of smokey ash. 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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