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Spica 1989 NSS - Limited Edition No. 2

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
20
Category
Blend
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
29 years old
Number of bottles
1000
Strength
45.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2019 9:40 am by Whisky-Maniac-DE
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 90.23

17 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Spica 1989 NSS - Limited Edition No. 2

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. Oogadal scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I didn't had the 1997 Spica, I heared from people that one was too grainy; well, the good news is this isn't! North Star nailed it again, this is a great whisky and I can't imagine this will be on the shelf for a long time. I know there are lots of self named experts avoiding blends as some kind of desease, for this one that is a mistake. I'm pretty sure this one will get even better when times goes by, but there is a big sherry cask influence on both nose and palate, but not overpowering. Fortunately it's age gives both nose and palate a somewhat old skool feeling, you can tell you're nipping a respectable aged whisky.
    So, dark fruits, some raisins and vigs, blueberry pie and that hard to discribe old skool feeling on nose. Palate; lot's of the same with a nice peppery mouthfeel. Finish doesn't dissapoint either, long lasting, as one might expect from a 29 yo. North Star either made a choice to have the level of grain minimized, had a grain that was simply great, or a grain that is way older than 29 yo, or they used a grain that matured on ex sherry wood. Anyhow; great stuff!

  2. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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