Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Highland Single Malt No Age Statement - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Single Malt Scotch Whisky - no age statement - 2013
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
Highlands & Islands Single Cask Releases - 2013
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
What's in a name? Glenmorangie Signet whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Glenmorangie Signet whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Chocolate raisins, an old-fashioned cocktail, cocoa. Peels.
Palate: Sweet, syrupy cinnamon, dries, huge cocoa, oranges, lychees, malt.
Finish: Dries and becomes pleasantly rubbery, fruity.
Overall: Utterly superb.
This has to be one of the smoothest whiskies out there.
Perhaps a bit too subtle for the price. But theres no doubt the flavours come through and the nose is awesome, like a form of fruity toffee.
The chocolate element is a bit of myth for me mind, more of a sherry influence (dried fruit)"not so much oranges though,if any?" , with hints of caramel and vanilla.
Would definately recommend and can understand why alot of people would enjoy this over your standard range, younger whiskey.
3rd October 2014
First experienced in one of those taster trays in a pub on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Left the wife sitting there and ran out to an off licence - he had a bottle but I decided it against it at the time as it is NOT cheap. It remains however my favourite favourite malt, and recent "large ones" at both Royal Dornoch GC and at The Open at Royal Liverpool in the marvellous Glenmorangie Village confirmed my judgement. Master of Malt offers the best price I have found it at - I just need approval from her indoors now to invest in a bottle !!!
31st July 2014
The last review was meant to have a 5star rating,buy a bottle of this and a bottle of BenRiach 16 year old.
20th July 2014
This is a very special malt.Bought as a present by one of my son this was a nice surprise .An amazing whiskey with a mix of complex flavours that changes as the palate settles.Simply superb.
This dram is sublime and has all the hall marks to become a legendary whisky. I'm not going to bother with all the taste descriptions as I believe it is for you to discover but I would like to tell you all it is that good I'm planning on spending over a thousand pounds on 10 bottles for my own private reserve and I will state this fact when Glenmorangie stop making this in the future and they will, this will rocket in price and will be expensive as it becomes a legend as many of Glenmorangie's whisky expressions have done before !.
17th July 2014
i just don't 'do 10s on ratings, but if I did, this would be it. Taste tested this gem at a new eclectic whisky & "local brew beer" bar & was floored. a couple of years ago I splurged on some 30 yr old Glenmorangie while in Vegas (rumor was they had just a few bottles they found leftover from the Rat Pack days @ this venerable chop house @ the Golden Nugget) but Signet was rich & warm where the 30 yr old SMS had been more smooth & angelic. the Signet warmed & pleased, just about making me believe I couldn't likely find a better ounce or two of joy 😎. enjoy if you can!!!
29th June 2014
I received this bottle as a gift from someone who knows I have just recently started dipping my feet into the malt pool. Wow, just WoW! This is bigger, yet more nuanced than any scotch I have ever had before. My exp is limited: HP 12, Aberlour 16, Balvenie 12 dbl-wood, etc. This was in another stratosphere. I poured myself a dram and stopped trying to "figure it out," and just enjoyed. SEXCEPTIONAL!
I will definitely be looking forward to pairing this with my favorite Cubans and/or after a nice meal.
28th March 2014
Probably my favourite whisky of all time. One for special occasions only. A real experience.
26th March 2014
This is a very special bottle. It is smooth and rich. There is no harshness at all. I don't recommend sitting at home drinking glass after glass of this stuff. It belongs in a place of honor. Share it with your friends, celebrate, do tastings.
7th March 2014
People comment about and praise this great scotch just to drop it at the end because of it's price. I do believe as a scotch drinker, regardless of it's value, once a good dram passes through your nose and palate, if it satisfies, don't regret. This dram is one of the best, regardless.
27th January 2014
Got this as a present from my children at New Year...
Its superb ... 2014 is going to be excellent !
6th January 2014
Had my first taste of the Signet as a freebie after a meal at my favourite restaurant. Have now got my own bottle thank you darling whiskey and water and definitely no ice
4th January 2014
Wow, just cracked the bottle open and me and my long whisky drinking friend were very impressed...a perfect pre, actual and post Xmas drink, very nice, very happy :-)
20th December 2013
Tasted Signet at a tasting not long ago. It simply closed the session, just as it would a great meal - not served before or during, but as a good bye to cap a great meal with good friends and family. The strong finish preceded by a sweetly flavored chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, and raisin left you satisfied and looking forward to the next such occasion.
29th October 2013
Its just stunning!!!
22nd October 2013
I got to try this whisky this past week at a Glenmorangie tasting at a local liquor store and had the opportunity to meet Glenmorangie's distiller. It was really a treat. I haven't been drinking Scotch very long and I'm still trying to figure out what all the different tastes are, but this one was one of two that are far and away my favorites (the other being the Balvenie 21). Well worth a try.
6th October 2013
I loved it, my wife found it too heavy. I agreed with her, allowing me sole access to the remainder! Have to say the 18 year old remains out in front for our collective taste.
31st August 2013
Signet is simply a different scotch. We never thought we would use this terminology --- but we called it a "dessert scotch". But just because it has a sweet nose and an subtle but definitive chocolate and coffee background flavor is no reason to minimize its importance. This is a GREAT scotch and BELONGS in a well rounded cabinet.
22nd August 2013
I can tell that there is some old stuff in there! It's wonderful because it has a different nose, taste and finish all together. It's full, complex and the initial open when I nosed it resembled a bourbon. I give it a 95!
3rd July 2013
The score in question was from the 2011 Bible and therefore a little out of date - we still believe that this is an absolutely fantastic dram though!
- The Chaps at Master of Malt
13th March 2013
Sorry but I need to correct your statement about its 'Murray' score in the whisky's description. In the latest Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (2013), this whisky scored only 80 - I think your statement claiming it scored 93 without referencing which year is more than a little mis-leading...
7th March 2013
I have a sample that I want to drink. I would usually put 3 or4 cubes of ice with my whisky. I was recently told by a Scottish barman that ice hides the flavour and all whisky's should be drunk with an equal part of room temperature water.
I don't like my whisky neat as I find it to fumey.
What are your thoughts on this?
2nd March 2013
First thought when I tasted this was that it was the most unique Scotch that I've had. Our tasting group tasted Signet along with several other bottles in the price rang and among the highlands it was a hands down winner. It tasted like smors around the camp fire with chocolate, marshmallow, and cinnamon flavors, but none of the flavors were overpowering--very well balanced and a nice smooth finish. Even if highlands are not your preference this is worth a taste just for the uniqueness.
9th February 2013
Reading the comments on this one, I think see where Glenmo were going on this whisky. Yep, I like it. I just don't think it's a whisky designed for avid malt maniacs, who certainly aren't gonna want to plunk down $200. For Glenmo regulars, this is a nice upgrade from, say, the 18. Thus, I would encourage Glenmo fans to give this a shot. To those who think this is the best whisky ever, I would suggest that they immediately begin sampling more whisky...in a responsible way, of course!
8th February 2013
Does not really taste like chocolate, but has a lot of taste and is well rounded.
Has some similarities with good cognacs. Goes well with chocolate and marzipan.
Other whiskies I like are Talisker 18, The Macallan 18 (Sherry cask) and Glenrothes 1994.
3rd August 2012
In our house we have two opened bottles and of course there is a very good reason for this. We save it for very special occasions e.g. birthdays, Christmas and when my stepson returns from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. What can I add? Oh yes! Sublime and sumptuous, the very finest whiskey we have ever tasted; it is nonpareil.
27th July 2012
I have tried it once,and it was heavenly.It should be had on the rocks.
3rd July 2012
Let's just say I will be buying a bottle
13th January 2012
Undoubtedly one of the best Scotch Whiskys I've ever tried!
On the nose it is complex, dark chocolate, coffee, woody and lightly caramely. On the palate it is mellow, mouth-filling and velvety with the chocolate and woody notes predominantly coming through. Rubust, slightly oily and long-finish. A masterpiece!
14th November 2011
When I heard of a chocolate malt whisky, I wasn't too sure what I'd be tasting. For me it was well worth the wait. It was so smooth, like velvet and the words to descibe it have already been used. Yes there is chocolate but not over powering nor is the orangey coffee flavour either. This for me is the best whiskey I have ever tasted. yes it is more than I would like to pay but then again it is a special whisky for special occasions.
20th October 2011
I don't know what it is but this whisky actually tastes like smooth good Belgium semi-sweet dark chocolate, very different to anything else I've had. I personally love it, may be a bit expensive at this price. If I can find it for less then 100punds I'd defiantly get another bottle. Speaking of which, the bottle is very pretty.
27th September 2011
Tried it once along with a tasting of of four other scotches. This was the best I have ever tasted, but I have trouble enjoying it for the price...
18th April 2011
"So far this is the 2nd nicest whisky i've ever had"
Curious to hear which whisky tops the chart :)
31st March 2011
so far this is the 2nd nicest whisky i've ever had. smooth, chocolaty, spicy goodness. Its a shame the samples aren't on offer at the moment as this is well worth a try
19th January 2011
Is to sexy to be real.
5th October 2010
14th June 2010
voted Glenmorangie Signet as one of the 4 best Scotch Whiskies in the world. I think I might trust their judgement more than most...
...that is MUCH better for this price!(and even half the price!) We tasted it at The Glenmorangie Distillery last autumn.All four of us thought it was a disapointment!
15th May 2010
Chocolate Malt is Malted Barley that's been roasted for a long period. This extended roasting process turns the malt dark, dark brown, and imparts a deep cocoa, chocolate flavour to the Barley.
Guinness and other stouts are made using chocolate malt.
30th October 2009
Thanx in advance:)
29th October 2009