Distilled in 2006 and matured for 12 years in a first fill sherry butt, this bottling from Glenlivet was bottled by Signatory Vintage at cask strength without coloring or filtering.
Sweet cream, tons of black currant, melon, blueberry and fig. Some faint oak and honey.
Moderate mouth feel, a bit of heat. Sweet berry notes from the sherry influence. A bit of malt, fig, honey. Not bonkers complex.
Moderate, hot finish - sherry reigns supreme here once more but the proof is a bit more aggressive than it should be.
While nice, there are Signatory bottlings from Glenlivet that are similar in age and more poised in execution.