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Overall rating
91.11/100
votes
29
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1990
Bottled
29.11.2018
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
73847
Number of bottles
181
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 18/107
Added on
22 Feb 2019 10:16 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 251.90

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29 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1990 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.11 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2019] A rather unusual grain bottling from a first fill sherry puncheon - quite unusual because they used a precious sherry cask to mature a grain whisky (usually such pricey casks are reserved for malts only). So I am very curious...

    ...and now I know why they passed this cask on to the grain distillery: It was treated by burning sulphur candles inside to prevent the cask from rottening in the hot Spanish climate (before they were shipped to the Scottish distilleries), a stupid practice introduced in the early eighties when Spain joined the EU and the bulk (cask-wise) export of fortified wines likes sherry became prohibited by EU law. Many years later these casks still spoil the precious Scottish whisky, unfortunately...
    • Nose
      The colour is very dark at mahogany and the nose offers a modern sherry profile with the footprint of the devil, meaning sulphurous notes of spent matches and burned fireworks. Guess what? I do not like it...
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by the sulphuric flavours - what else to say? Water increases the sulphurous taste so use it only if you are a hell boy or hell girl...
    • Finish
      The dram arrives a little hot and a little coating on the palate with the typical sulphuruos (scurfy) mouthfeel. The finish is long which is no asset in this case - it gets bitter-drying both from tannins and the sulphur.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Arjo S scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Absolute fab stuff! Doesn't have that typical smell most grains have in the beginning, this one you can sip immediately after pouring.
    Profile is very simular with the Cameronbridge (black Cameron brig) from Jack Wiebers.
    This is very outspoken and cask driven, my kind a grain!

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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