North Port 1970 Brechin GM

Overall rating
88.80/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB103883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Miniature
Vintage
1970
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
19 nov 2017 6:42 pm by z-imaging

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Whisky reviews for North Port 1970 Brechin GM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.80 points.

  1. InbhirNis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is why we drink whisky from the past - an experience completely unlike anything being made today. A real character.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Funky right up front, with a whiff of smoke, quickly overlaid with something like bitter celery (smells better than it sounds, but tells you you're not in Kansas any more). Gooseberry skin and tomato stalks, that latter becoming really pronounced and striking. Gets sweeter, with some furniture polish, but this is a deeply savory dram. Spices emerge, clove especially, herbal liqueurs and nettle.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Equally unusual-but-pleasant. Dusty, gravelly minerality, with more tomato stalks. Sweetens as it opens up, with more smoke emerging too. Achieves a nice balance after about half an hour, but also a tad short of oomph. Menthol, creamy, aniseed.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, slight cardboard note at first, improving towards ashes.

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  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The nose is gentle and light, some dried pears and apple. Quite prominent metallic notes, copper. More bready notes after the first sip, come along with mint leaves, more oak spices.
    • Taste
      The palate is quite lively, oily and intense, oak spices, dried oranges, paint, fresh herbs, sweet and refreshing. Becoming more and more sour and fruity, banana cream.
    • Finish
      Quite long finish with oak spices, bay leaves, minty chocolates, salted beef.

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