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Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
21
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Limited
Vintage
1962
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
39
Number of bottles
172
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2012 1:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 602.57

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21 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1962 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.47 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 173 bottles from cask no. 39
    Only the 2nd time that we have bottled a whisky at this extreme age. Normally you would expect the wood to have taken over, but this has retained a perfect balance. Polished antique oak: very deep amber with no beading due to the low, natural alcohol strength. A first nose of ‘grog’ (taken from the nickname for Admiral Vernon C1749 who wore a coat of grogram – silk mixed with coarse wool – and introduced the idea of diluting rum with water and citrus juices to prevent scurvy amongst the British navy). It soon becomes more perfumed (face cream, make up remover), with butterscotch sauce and cigarette box (Virginia tobacco). Then, baked apples, with waxy skins, stuffed with over-ripe strawberries, and a dod of cream. The waxy note becomes furniture polish in time, with dark fudge in the development. A light sweetness to taste, with a scented middle and a relatively short finish, leaving an aftertaste of sugared almonds. A truly magnificent old whisky that rewards long contemplation to release the constantly developing flavours.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Raspberry, vanilla sugar, apple, sugared almond, honey, orange, wooden furniture and a liitle banana. Some citrus when adding water.
    • Taste
      90 90
      More oaky, more smoky, slightly waxy. Tobacco, caramel. Some dried fruits like apricot.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Tobacco, honey, caramel, raspberry, vanilla and smoke. Later a dry nuttiness.

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic stuff...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by TWS:Nose: So pretty sophisticated, full and complex.Taste: Oak with light notes of basil, white pepper and mint.Finish: Soft but long, mint and pepper.

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