Single Malt English Whisky 2007 NSS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 010
Stated Age
11 years old
Sauternes Barrel
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 jul 2020 8:27 pm by Double Barrel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 108.49

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11 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Single Malt English Whisky 2007 NSS

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    • Nose
      cherry blossoms & pine tree resin
    • Taste
      barbecued pineapple & salted caramel
    • Finish
      a lush & floral smack to the taste buds

  2. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Now that I've read the Wikipedia page on Sauternes, I feel pretty confident in saying this is "Sauternes Forward".

    Not in the nose though, at least initially, before it had a chance to open up. A bit coy, but worthwhile when given time.

    The palate showed off the Sauternes barrel aging to good affect. It really had a golden, desert wine and almost cognac accent, plump with semi-dried raisins - a perfect segue into rich fattiness and orange, before an extended trail of aromatics, spice and bitters, saw out the home strait.

    If I'd had to guess, I would have put the ABV at 46-48. Very nicely tempered.

    I'd heard good things about both the St. George's Distillery and NSS bottlings and I'm glad to have that impression reinforced.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite closed. Letting it warm, helped a lot. Still quite soft, but now allowing more distinct impressions of milk chocolate covered cherries and Golden sultanas to escape. Slightly darker and more stewed, there's Damson jam/gin. It has a dusty, woody quality, to it. Like a dry attic used to store books. Think: pine sap minus the terps.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Inhaling through my mouth as I sip, it is sweet and juicy, with not-quite fully-dried sultanas. And all of a sudden, a bit Christmassy with orange zest and cloves and buttery cognac fruit pudding. Medium, but satisfying velvety mouthfeel. New suede.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The Pine phenols are hiding here, adding astringency and a little coolness, nicely offset by warmth from fresh ginger and allspice, finally topped with a dusting of grated, bittersweet cocoa.


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