Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill American oak
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L5 144 DT000
Added on
12 Aug 2008 5:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 776.68

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Whisky Reviews for North Port 1977 Brechin

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 points

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Can take quite some water. Brings marzipane and even more menthol. More bitter and spicy to. Quite Nice dram
    • Nose
      Earthly and grassy at first. Orangy. Red berries. Peach. Gooseberry. Menthol. Sweet spices. 
    • Taste
      Very oily. Follows nose nicely. Red berries continue. Pepper. Oranges. Strong on alc, needs water.
    • Finish
      A tad sour at first. Quite long finish. Barrel influence. Chemical. Dry Development. Red berries.

  4. markkerr02 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Test 075: Closed distilleries -071201 Vote 1. Glencraig 28Y / 1975 + 29Y / 1975, 25 votes 2. Glen Keith 32Y / 1973, 11 votes 3. Coleburn 21Y / 1979, 8 votes 4. North Port Brechin 28Y / 1977, 6 votes 5. Braes of Glenlivet 30Y / 1974 + 32Y / 1974, 3 votes 6. Pittyvaich 15Y / 1984, 2 votes 7. Highland Park 18Y, 1 vote
    Testimonials Per Eriksson (North Port) Brechin 28Y 1977 53.3% OB Scent: Soft, nice, vanilla, some sweetie Taste: Bear, little oak, fruit Aftertaste: Berry, sweet, medium Score: 83 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin North Port Brechin 28Y / 1977, 53.3%, OB; 1612: - kr Color: Light amber - dark gold Scent: Vanilla toner, plum tones Taste: Light, fatty, vanilla, night tones, slightly sweet Aftertaste: Medium with vanilla and natte Score: Without water: 81, with water: 78 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2075%20St%C3%A4ngda%20destillerier.html

  5. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 385 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  6. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    by Serge WF : 

    Brechin 28 yo 1977/2005 (53.3%, OB, 2040 bottles)  Colour: pale straw. Nose: oh, extremely fresh and clean (even hyper-clean), starting on freshly squeezed lemons and whiffs of white wood smoke. Not extremely demonstrative, maybe a little shy, but very elegant. Notes of flint, mashed potatoes, wet limestone, chalk… Quite some freshly cut grass as well, hints of fresh parsley, lemon balm, hints of cold lager, caramelized lemon pie. More and more ashes and faint whiffs of lavender (the flower, not any derivative).Again, it’s very elegant… Mouth: exactly what I expected, the palate is very coherent, with lots of lemon juice, grass juice (good for your health!), maybe some salad and a little liquorice. It gets then a little fruity (orange sweets, violets sweets), with notes of gin fizz… Let’s add a few drops of water now: yes it gets smoother, with quite some apple juice and a little candy sugar, but there’s also quite some bitterness now (from the wood?) Nothing excessive, though. Also something strangely maritime (oyster juice but maybe it’s the lemon ;-)). The finish is rather long and dry, leaving your mouth in good shape. A dry white wine? Very good, in any case, even if it’s, once again, a little austere. 87 points.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh & sweet, citrus fruits, apples, vanilla, oak. Clear and straightforward.
    Mouth: very lively, tingling, clear oak, apples, the citrus fruits look again and also a little pepper ..
    Finish: the wood comes out clearly, but not too hard. Slightly tart, slightly menthol. A little vanilla and hints of fruit. Rather dry.

    Conclusion: Beautiful Bourbon barrel whisky. The age can be guessed by the oak, yet it is very fresh and lively. I say well composed, albeit without special highlights.

  8. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, clean, lemons, smoky
    • Taste
      Fruity (lemons, apples, oranges), grassy, liquorice
    • Finish
      Long and dry

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A delightful and very rare single malt of the Eastern Highlands, sophisticated and soft. Despite being rich, is a round and ripe. Expresses freshness with notes on the nose and flavors reminiscent of dried fruit.


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