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Overall rating
87.74/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB111132
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1985
Bottled
01.03.2018
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
582
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
18/93
Added on
19 Apr 2018 12:29 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 182.87

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Whisky Reviews for North British 1985 CA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points

  1. Danlow scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It's a whiskey from the year I was born. It's affordable and easy to drink. What else can I say about it? It got "dark" sherry notes from what I think was a good barrel and has matured well. It is also somewhat reminiscent of an old bourbon.
    Unfortunately, a single malt in this region is now unaffordable.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Polareye96 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Date cakes, toffee, cream, sweet fruits, and grains have a sweeter, clearer taste.

  3. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    sometimes a bit tricky, older grains and sherry casks, but this one does it splendidly!

    #1300
    • Nose
      liquorice, bit of glue, sugar, hazelnuts, popcorn, rum raisins, vanilla custard, vanilla, butterscots, young oranges, wheat
    • Taste
      chocolate fudge, sweet soft popcorn, candies, peaches, warming and mouth coating
    • Finish
      long thick and sticky and tasty like quality honey

  5. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful and nice sweet grain, which is getting better in time. Very enjoying.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, vanilla, a little bit of glue remains, strong alcohol, some tropical fruits, vanilla cake.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smooth and full, light pepper, sweet, vanilla, some glue, fruit, peach.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Now some more pepper, sweet, vanilla, a bit candy-like sweetness, pretty long. Some peach, and in the finish I get some 'Blokker' or 'Marskramer' experience, like scented candles and stuff like that.

  8. PX-Michl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/cadenheads-warehouse-tasting-battle-of-the-brands-part-1-2/

    Like many of us, Cameron is a big fan of grain. His offering comes from a credited refill sherry butt.

    N: This is sweeter than the Caledonian we tried early in the day [blog]. With dried fruit icecream & sweet glue, the sherry gives a soft desirable fruity chewy influence.
    T: Same again, sweet fruity glue, the sherry cask accountable for much of the profile.
    F: Sweet > sour.
    C: Good & very tasty, the desirable cask influence saving it from being a very one-dimensional dram.

    Scores a C+

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