This 1998 vintage Signatory Vintage is in the Un-Chillfiltered Collection Caol Ila. It is a 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Islay, Scotland.
Signatory is an independent bottler of rare Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. It is one of three fully independent bottlers in the world. Signatory hand selects casks from the highest-quality scotch distilled in Scotland. The malts are all-natural, no caramel color is added to change the taste or hue of the Scotch. Each bottle is hand-labeled, individually-numbered and comes from a single cask of a single vintage. To preserve the original flavor, Signatory Scotch is bottled as it comes from the cask to produce a collection of the most rare and truly single-malt whiskies representing the country’s most distinct flavors. If Scotch is considered the premier category in spirits, Signatory Vintage Scotches are the highest-quality products within this category.
Whisky has natural fats and oils, which can cause the product to become cloudy when mixed with cold water or ice. To prevent the cloudiness, larger distilleries tend to chill and filter their whisky before bottling it to remove the fats and oils. Since these components add to the complexity of a whisky’s aroma and flavor, Signatory uses an “un-chillfiltering” process to preserve the natural flavor of our Scotches. “Un-chillfiltered” whisky retains much more of the body, flavor and texture in the Scotch whisky.