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Overall rating
89.78/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Intertrade (It)
Vintage
15.02.1974
Bottled
12.07.1988
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
177
Strength
66.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2012 10:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for North Port 1974 It

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Deep Gold

    Not an irreplaceable piece of art (apart from the sherry).
    • Nose
      Cooling mint, privet blossom, calvados, pine needles. Dry hay, lavender, ripe peaches. With water: soot, pollen, ripe apples, sour cherries, scorched orange peel. Walnuts, long gone yeast dough.
    • Taste
      Spicy, he is not very pure, but my tongue is quickly numb. Something old bottle flavor, very floral, overripe pears, beeswax, candle soot. Peaches. With water: more sherry, from a real "selected sherry cask", furniture polish under yeast dough with plum jam, bitter almonds and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Long, sooty floral, peaches, sugar beet syrup. Apple butter.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I think this is not quite as good as either of these Sestante bottlings

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

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with 6 drops of water

    This is really weird on the nose because while this may be from sherry casks it smells more like an aged bourbon to me 12+ years?????
    The more I smell it the more like a bourbon it smells.
    Smells of dry bacon, maple syrup and pecan/walnuts at first.
    After a while some red apple skin comes out.

    On the palate, it is very fizzy with some orange notes and massive sherbet fizz and once again something reminding of bourbon mixed with dark orange marmalade rind with a slight bitter tobacco note.
    With a few more drops of water it is even more powerful with peat and brine coming out.
    The finish is very long and a little unforgiving.

    This is not an easy malt due to the power and high strength,, it takes a lot of water to tame it,
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice North Port, but also had better, I miss a little more (refill) Sherry influence, could almost be a nice, medieval Caol Ila in cask strength.
    • Nose
      Pear, lemongrass, candied ginger, toffee, light honey, vanilla, fresh green apple, some apricot and quince, hint of salt, white tea, rather restrained overall, also with water, very delicate, some rosemary, some light tobacco, limestone
    • Taste
      Here clearly sparkling on the go, light grapes, green apple, lemongrass, lots of ginger, candied and fresh, quince, grapefruit with peel, salt, then beautiful malt clear, tannins (some for 14y), some black and green tea, herbal honey , Pear, unripe banana, some anise, turmeric
    • Finish
      Light malt, here comes the tobacco of the nose, oak, leather, anise, ginger, lemongrass, hint of salt, medium to long

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