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Overall rating
86.81/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB163549
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
02.09.1991
Bottled
03.06.2020
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
262075
Number of bottles
461
Strength
46.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944108275
Added on
11 Aug 2020 11:15 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 122.14

5 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1991 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.81 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good grain which has a bit of an ass between two chairs.
    Simple but delicious
    • Nose
      85 85
      Alcohol is immediately aggressive. Surprising for 46.2% cask gross.
      Vanilla, toffee, caramel, wood, milk chocolate, pepper.
      This is quite typical of a grain, while remaining stuck in a middle ground between the young and old.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth we start with a bit rough wood.
      Caramel, wood, liquorice, milk chocolate, pepper, cinnamon, vanilla. Light prunes, plums.
      It's simple and always a little alcoholic.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and smoother finish on caramel, vanilla, wood, prune.

  2. TheGlengooije scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Not bad, but not great either.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Milk chocolate, brandy and bread.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Milk chocolate, sweet coffee with a little milk. Light and creamy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long with a slightly bitter chicory taste. Black coffee with sugar.

  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I was piqued by the cask choice and the color of this grain, but sadly let down by its boozy body. Perhaps another 10 years in this cask or some other would have been in order? Had I tried a sample first, I would not have bought a bottle.

    Edit: Seriously, this grain is not equal in quality to a good malt. You'll notice it getting better if you add just a little of just about any malt whisky. At €50 it would have been an interesting pick but at over €100 it's just not worth it.

    After 1/2 the bottle is gone, I feel the best thing you can do with this is to pour 10-20% of some clean ex-bourbon Caol Ila in every glass of it.
    • Nose
      Raisin booze. Really, lots and lots of raisins, a bit of chocolate, peanuts, acetone, and ethanol. With water, some chocolate wafers, and sadly, more acetone.
    • Taste
      Sweet and raisin-y, but thin. Some liquor filled chocolates, but the ethanol is too much for me. WIth water it's less boozy, but also less everything else. Drinkable, but barely pleasant. After over half the bottle is gone, this still has a lighter and more spirity composition than any malt in my cabinet, and I think I would have enjoyed two bottles of any entry level single malt like Bunnahabhain 12 or Glendronach 12 much more than this rather pricy bottle. IMO grains rarely are equal to malts and here is a case in point.
    • Finish
      Quiet, on chocolate raisins.

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