- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- 61.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Aug 2008 4:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for North Port 1979
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points
- by Serge WF : North Port-Brechin 20yo 1979/1999 (61.2%, Rare Malts) Colour: straw. Nose: roughly the same as the 1981 but even harder, grassier and oilier. Almost a curiosity. Maybe water will make it more civilised, let’s see... With water: that didn’t work – at all. It ‘s all grass juice now, with just added hints of bitter apple peelings and big notes of lamp oil. Mouth (neat): a little sweeter than the 1981 this time but other than that it’s quite the same kind of beast. Extremely grassy. With water: hehehe, we got it! Sweeter and rounder but also saltier, with more spices (I get ginger, pepper, cloves, even chilli). Finish: very long, hugely peppery and mustardy... Alright, the best qualifier I could come up with about this one is ‘excessive’. Atishoo! 78 points.
- Medium bodied, a brunch dram.
Newly sawn cedar wood. Resin. Apple cider and acidic lime aroma. Grassy. Some aniseed. Slightly musty and acidic,like over-ripe purple plums.
Dark,minty chocolate. Candied apricots and pineapple. Maltiness.
Pronounced woody oakiness.
Astringent tannic. Dryish. Spirity.
- A very fruity dram!
- Dry, very dry and fruity. Some agressive herbal notes torture me. I put some water in and it comes sweeter and smoother but even dry.