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Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
10
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 009
Vintage
2014
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead - PX Finish
Number of bottles
416
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2019 8:45 am by Whisky-Maniac-DE
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60,99

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10 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Campbeltown 2014 NSS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. Mascht scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    sweet, dirty and unpolished, I like it
    • Nose
      86 86
      intense, sweet and sour, reminiscent of red currant, caramel sweets, gum, roofing felt, caraway and sea
    • Taste
      88 88
      intense creamy and mouth-filling, dried figs, wild honey, cotton candy, some salt and a bunch of dirty Scotia Funk
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium-long, dirty flavors and a pinch of cinnamon remain

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Funky

    Although the name of the distillery is kept secret, it should not be too hard to guess, right? There’s only three in Campbeltown. It’s a young whisky. Distilled in 2014 and bottled at the age of 5 in North Star Spirits’ 9th single cask series. After a regular maturation on former bourbon casks, it got a finish on PX sherry casks.

    A somewhat weird sweet nose with a smoky edge, a bit waxy with some caraway and butterscotch. Sea breeze and chewing gum – a weird combination. Then some freshly ground coffee beans and rye breakfast cereals. This is so funky, it can only be Glen Scotia, right? Very funny and pleasant.

    Nicely oily, almost syrupy on the palate. Boy, this sticks to my teeth and for a moment becomes honeysweet, as if I have put a spoon of candy syrup in my mouth. Very intense on honey, figs, dades and apricots. Suddenly some salt & pepper. It goes up and down, but is very enjoyable indeed. A dirty egde again reminds me of Glen Scotia. Lovely trace of smoke. I am a fan.

    The finish is very long, in which caramel lingers and apricots simmer in smoke. Cinnamon at the death.

    Very nice Campbeltowner, but very sweet. A dessert for X-mas Eve and goes great with (read: in!) a black espresso, trust me. Around 65 EUR, which is not cheap for a 5 years old whisky, but it’s worth every penny.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Has nothing Sprinbankish, so I suppose it's a Glen Scotia. It doesn't have the brackish side though.
    • Nose
      Candied cherry, caramel and banana.
    • Taste
      Candied cherry, caramel, anise and banana.
    • Finish
      Toffee, cherry, banana

  4. whiskynews did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes from North Star Spirits:

    Nose: Burning tar on the promenade when the tide's oot
    Palate: Like a mouthful of buchanan's russian caramels
    Finish: A warm hug from an old friend

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