Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
47.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Specially selected for Germany by Kirsch Import
de Germany
Added on
15 sep 2020 10:59 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 154.41

21 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1991 SV

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.94 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I'm tasting the North British 28 versus the Granary 1973 to broaden my mind about grain. I had significantly worse single malts, also and especially in terms of value for money.
    • Nose
      91 91
      It is dark, deep and heavy in the glass and gives off aromas of dark cherries, dark chocolate but also liquorice, used oil and then something sweet like candied strawberries. Absolutely exciting and not for beginners. But you have to be open to grain and approach it unreservedly
    • Taste
      89 89
      A very good sherry barrel was selected, which does not come through in an intrusive and massive way like the Granary, but rather accompanies a mild, soft fruitiness
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, tender, pleasant and also something for friends of mild taste and / or women. Delicious drop that is absolutely worth the money

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very fine grain.
    It is noticeably a grain whiskey, especially in the mouth it is too angular for me and also slightly metallic.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slight glue note, liquorice, forest honey, liquorice, candied fruits, caramelized apricots.
      Above everything lies the scent of a spice drawer with baking ingredients. Freshly felled wood, coniferous wood.
      Dark caramel, thyme, rosemary and lavender.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet and a full load of oak.
      Is dominated by the barrel, the fine aromas of the nose can only be guessed.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long and intense.
      Oak seasoning until the end.
      The second sip also has a slightly metallic note.

  3. Likudi scored this whisky 84 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Stef89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very tasty old grain that blind could definitely be a rum.
    Fairly consistently high level from nose to finish. There is a slight damper by the solvent note in the taste.
    On the other hand (extremely rare for me) the finish is the highlight.
    I like it.
    • Nose
      89 89
      From the snifter, this grain initially looks a bit closed. With a little time and water, it opens up.
      First of all, I have freshly glued chipboard in my nose. The whole thing gives way to a very rich, dark fruity tone, which is always accompanied by this fresh wood glue / pressboard note. Sounds strange but it's pretty tasty to me.
      There are plenty of spices in the glass. Cinnamon, cardamom, star anise.
      Then brown sugar, molasses, coconut blossom sugar with its typical caramel / hot note.
      Old leather, book spines and old dust follow.
      Delicious. Blind, I would rather think that it is a rum.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Here, too, the sugar / molasses / rum notes dominate. There is not much left of the dark fruit. Only here and there a little bit of sour cherry and blackcurrant flash through.
      The tongue looks slightly numb from the spices. The leather is extremely present.
      Added to this are now slowly roasted aromas such as glazed coffee beans and dark chocolate with crushed pepper.
      The only point of criticism is a slightly fresh solvent note that still had that weird but delicious wood glue / pressboard aroma in the nose
      It can take big gulps.
    • Finish
      90 90
      A nice long finish with full aromas. The taste simply sticks to the palate and we complemented it with increasingly stronger roasted and coffee notes and a pleasant sweetness.
      Bitter notes are only very fine and supportive. That's how I like it.

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Hat mir sehr gut gefallen.
    • Nose


      Fängt mit Möbelpolitur und trockenem Holz an. Dahinter süßliche Rosinen, Vanille und ein Touch hellfruchtiges. Geht so in Richtung Bergpfirsich. Mit etwas Zeit im Glas kommt ein Fähnchen Rauch dazu. Dazu ne dezente Ledernote und nicht ganz so dunkle Beeren. Ah.... der Kollege braucht seine Zeit im Glas. Ich warte nochmal....
      Jetzt wirkt der Bursche auch gesetzter. Das Holz wird modriger. Jetzt kommen auch Anklänge von feuchtem Tabak dazu. Die Beerennote wird jetzt vergorener und auch säuerlicher. Hat gerade was von Sauerkraut und Wacholderbeeren.

      Das leere Glas riecht schön nach Pflaume in Madeira.
    • Taste
      Würziger Antritt. Aber auch gleich cremig süßlich. Kirschlikör mit paar Prozenten mehr. Dazu Vollmilchschokolade. Beim zweiten Schluck kommt mehr der Pfirsich mit leichter Zimtschärfe. Wacholder und etwas erdig. Jetzt kommt auch das feuchte Holz schön durch. Säuerliche Brombeeren und ein kleines bisschen Dreckigkeit. Er is würzig, aber gleichzeitig auch weich und süßlich. Dezente Röstaromen begleiten den Kollegen.
    • Finish
      Mittellang. Erst wieder würzig, mit leicht bitterer Mandel. Bevor es süßlich, cremig und angenehm beerig endet.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely drinkable but it does not generate any desire to buy/drink more. The variety of flavours is still pretty good. It is also well suited for color drinkers ;-)

    Full review, alongside six other single grain whisky: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/04/02/single-grain-single-cask/

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's funny. I happened to have noma in an online blind tasting yesterday. Still thought he was great. ;-)
    • Nose

      Sweet leather and rum raisins. Brown sugar and figs. With nougat, dry waffles and hazelnuts. The nose is generally very soft and sweet.
      With a little time in the glass, moist pipe tobacco and blackberries are added to rosé wine. The wood is rather wet now. Dark grapes and a sting of apple cider vinegar. I mean to find out a trace of smoke. A little mint cools the nose subtly.
    • Taste
      Sweet, rum-like appearance. More alcohol and spice in the taste. But immediately the rum raisins and tobacco again. Partly tastes like children's cough syrup with ivy extract. The dark berries sometimes look really sour. More towards blackberries.
      With the second sip, the sweetness remains. But there are more herbs. Partly has something of herbal liqueur with a spark of smoke.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Nice and sweet with a pleasant flavor.

  8. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very creamy and soft grain whiskey with a pleasing aroma profile, that goes together wonderfully. It is round, well balanced and very tasty. You could blindly think of a bourbon or rum, but the taste is clearly a grain whiskey with a creamy-nutty note. The chemical component doesn't have to be, but I don't find it too annoying now. For me an explorer whiskey - 07/24/2021
    • Nose
      89 89
      It needs some time until the perfume and scented candle note gives way and makes room for creamy grain whiskey aromas with lots of marzipan, caramel, brown sugar, milk coffee, almighurt mocha, coconut, cherry, red fruits, tea, fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme, cloves , every now and then the perfume note still comes through in the form of glue and wet leather. Overall, a very consistent and above all creamy profile
    • Taste
      88 88
      Compact, spicy-sweet, stomach bread, brown sugar, milk chocolate, almost in the direction of rum, dark red fruits, ripe cherries, blackberries, very creamy and oily, black pepper, nut chocolate, bitterino. The second sip reveals the perfume note here too
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, spicy, milk coffee, chocolate, roasted almonds, bitterino

  9. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Who are all these people who rated this whiskey 90-91? I dont know...
    The aroma is uniquely grain, notes of yacht varnish and turpentine ...
    It tastes the same trash. Doesn't taste good.
    The finish line from which you scream fucking ...
    More like rum, and I don't really respect rum. Maybe just not mine.
    But once they discussed that cereals are good only from 40 years old ... I will no longer be led to such experiments.

  10. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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  11. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet chocolate sherry (second try - cane sugar, very reminiscent of Havana Club 7 rum, taste follows this reference)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet chocolate sherry with a little bitter black tea
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, chocolate sweetness

  12. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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


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