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Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
7
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Directors' Cut
Vintage
1963
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
50 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 10268
Number of bottles
525
Strength
46.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2014 11:24 am by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 499,00

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Whisky Reviews for North British 1963 DL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Banana Liqueur

    Andrew Usher, generally considered to be the father of blends, was involved with the foundation of the North British distillery in 1885. Located west from Edinburgh, it produces a massive 42 million liters of grain whisky per year. Today I am trying a 50 years old that was bottled by Douglas Laing in their Director’s Cut range, bottled three years ago.

    The nose is wonderfully soft and mildly tropical. I get mandarin, but also hazel nuts and chocolate. Smell like top shelf rum. Vanilla, banana, some coconut and a bit of melon – even some tobacco. Baked apples with a drop of maple syrup. Very nice!

    It is very oily on the palate. Banana liqueur, orange marmalade and then suddenly very loud oak, without becoming oaky though. Cinnamon, cardamom and a bit of pepper. Some mint. Vanilla, no doubt.

    It becomes mildly drying on the medium long finish.

    Lovely North British, but expensive. I cannot afford this 500 EUR bottle and would not spend it on this even if I could, to be honest. A few years ago I bought a 50 Year Old North British for 150 and 250 EUR, but those days are definitely over.

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