Signatory Vintage Samurai Single Casks: new editions presented

Four new single cask whiskies join the Samurai Series

 

Those who were enthusiastic about the Samurai whiskies from Signatory at the end of last year (we reported on the release here) can now look forward to further editions - and those who couldn't get hold of one now have another chance: Four more bottlings are presented as Signatory Vintage Samurai Single Casks Scottish Single Malt Whiskies with a Japanese flair, bottled exclusively for the German importer Kirsch Import.

Craigellachie, Glentauchers, Auchentoshan and Caol Ila

The legendary fighters of Japan, the samurai, adorn the artistically designed labels and boxes of these whisky bottlings from Signatory. Like all whiskies from this independent bottler, these have undergone no chillfiltration and colouring. They were bottled in powerful cask strength.

As with the first four bottlings in December, the heart of these samurai whiskies beats in sherry rhythm: three full maturations and one finish in a sherry butt are presented with these single malts from Craigellachie, Glentauchers, Auchentoshan and Caol Ila. Well-known and less-in-the-limelight distilleries, heavily peated to fine whisky without any smoke - there should be something for every palate. And these bottles "Exclusively bottled for Kirsch Import" are a feast for the eyes anyway.

The four new Signatory Vintage Samurai Single Cask Editions

Craigellachie 2009/2020

  • 11 years, dist. 05/06/2009, bottled 15/10/2020
  • Casks type: Sherry Butt, casks no. 305809
  • Bottles: 604
  • 59% ABV cask strength
  • Un-chillfiltered, natural colour

Glentauchers 2009/2020

  • 11 years, dist. 07/05/2009, bottled 15/10/2020
  • Casks type: First Fill Sherry Butt, casks no. 900315
  • Bottles: 621
  • 63.2% ABV cask strength
  • Un-chillfiltered, natural colour

Auchentoshan 2007/2020

  • 12 years, dist. 31/10/2007, bottled 15/10/2020
  • Casks type: Sherry Butt (finish), casks no. 1
  • Bottles: 704
  • 54.7% ABV cask strength
  • Un-chillfiltered, natural colour

Caol Ila 2007/2020

  • 13 years, dist. 28/09/2007, bottled 15/10/2020
  • Casks Type: Sherry Butt (Finish) Casks no. 8
  • Bottles: 686
  • 59.1% ABV cask strength
  • Un-chillfiltered, natural colour

Images: Kirsch Import