North Port 1974 Ses

Overall rating
85.90/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB32069
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sestante (Ses)
Bottling serie
Very Rare
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1989
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
13 apr 2012 7:03 am

Average value

€ 1137.29

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43 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for North Port 1974 Ses

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.90 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Of course, trying old releases is interesting, but this one turned out to be obviously weak.
    • Nose
      Dusty notes of broken dry branches, subtle vanilla and distinct notes of alcohol (and this is at 43 degrees!). I did not catch any other aromas, as they quickly disappear.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, watery, but quite good for consumption. It's probably so good to drink on a warm evening, standing on the balcony with a wide glass, waiting for your girlfriend to take a shower. I could not imagine other situations capable of delivering a pleasant relationship. And yes, if you got lost in the snow, but accidentally wandered into the hut, and there were food supplies and this bottle. Now that's all for sure.
    • Finish
      As if I had drunk the water. A little sweetness, a little dust.

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  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Not bad but definitely lacking the punch that the sister bottling has with 66.1% abv
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honey, heather, spices, green tea, something herbal, sea breeze - not bad
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, mor ehoney notes, more herbs, more teaish notes, little old books
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, a tad bitter

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I think this is just as good as this 66.2% Sestante version for different reasons but I got them both at an average 89 points

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/5081/north-port-1974-ses#note-container

    And is better than this slightly younger Intertrade version.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38571/1974-it

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Herbal, grassy, you can smell the cereal notes in this one.
    Fat on the palate, creamy, slightly woody bitterness with some menthol, this is real old style. For 43% this has a long finish.

    This is nice juicy malt with a style that is extinct in whisky, I was impressed with this.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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  8. Margaretemarie did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I had high expectations, but this North Port couldn't live up to it. It behaved like a sulking girl, closed and restrained. Not my favorite.
    • Nose
      A bit disappointing. Rather tired and closed up. There are dark fruity notes of plums, berries and oranges, but they seem to be hidden away in a box und you can't get the lid off it. A few drops of water wake it up, and bring some freshness into to glass, but at the cost of density.
    • Taste
      Again a bit disappointing and dull.
    • Finish
      very long, very dry, lots of tannins

  9. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    by Serge WF : North Port (Brechin) 14yo 1974/1989 'Very Rare' (43%, Sestante Import, 75cl)  Let’s be careful because of the lower strength. I hadn’t planned to try these other North Ports. I’ve already tasted the CS version of this baby, which was bottled at a whopping 66.1% vol. Colour: gold. Nose: this one’s civilised. It’s got honey, it’s got overripe apples, it’s got orange cake and it’s got only touches of sooty/smoky minerality. Also plums, around ripe greengages, and a very discreet rubber mixed with a little green tea and maybe cherry leaf tea. After five minutes, more and more tobacco is coming through, which is more than perfect. Just rolled Habano. In truth, it is an impressive nose, very complex. Mouth: this is absolutely excellent. Very complex, with cigars again, all kinds of nuts including roasted pecan, honeydew, a drop of lemon liqueur, squeezed oranges, a little tar, chocolate, cough lozenges, angelica… And the body’s just perfect, full and even thickish, with a surprisingly oily mouthfeel. Forgot to mention a few oils, especially argan. Top class. Finish: very long, fat, oily, slightly smoky, herbal, hinting at the grandest old herbal liqueurs. Comments: it’s actually not a surprise, most seasoned connoisseurs know this bottle very well. But there, another utter glory from the past! SGP:462 - 92 points.

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