Overall rating
Single Grain
Gordon & Company (G&C)
Bottling serie
The Pearls of Scotland
Stated Age
42 years old
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2014 10:22 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 706,81

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34 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North of Scotland 1971 G&C

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. bennythemonster scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    North of Scotland (Strathmore) 1971-2014, 42 years, 44% Pearls of Scotland North of Scotland 1971-2014, 42 years, 44% alc.
    Bottler: Pearls of Scotland
    Extension: Bourbon barrel
    Region: Lowlands, Scotland

    Special feature: Single grain whiskey from the 1982 closed Strathmore distillery.

    Nose: Wonderfully fruity, orange zest and dried apricots, some vanilla and mild raisins, then comes the smell of cigar box and some papaya. The age is noticeable, also oak wood can be found, but no bitterness, a very pleasant impression.

    Palate: Here comes the wood to wear thick, but before Rumtopf, raisins and Zuckerhut, dark nut chocolate, cocoa butter and banana porridge, mild grapefruit and a little caramel.

    Finish: Long, needs something to build up. The fruits of the nose are present again, the chocolate gets into the background. In addition to the fruits are pipe tobacco and cereal flavors.

    Conclusion: A splendid single grain for those who value age and have nothing against industrial Grain. A really strong whiskey!

    91/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 230 €)
    I thank the importer (HEB) for the sample!
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Lowlands...,-42yo,-44-PoS/

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Light in the body as grains can be but its a nice sweetness and very easy to drink with a very simple profile.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramel are the overriding notes and then bananas and custard.

      Smells really sweet.
    • Taste
      Bitter/sweet again on caramel, vanilla a little toffee, buttercream, biscuit.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet and pleasant.

  5. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nose a little too much on the aromas varnish / glycero, a suitable mouth but especially a grand finale: very very long, it blooms and explodes on a kale of sweet floral and sweet aromas of bourbons, with a finely granular tessitura which reminiscent of icing sugar. This final is a small wonder but the rest is more than anything.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    2cl sample from Whiskybase.
    • Nose
      Glue, peach, caramel, apple and yellow raisin. With water also lemonade and grains.
    • Taste
      First mint, caramel and peach. When adding water, raspberry and vanilla come up.
    • Finish
      Caramel, apple, raspberry and peach.

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lovely nose to start with. Brown sugar, sweetened grains, maple syrup. Very sweet but also complex. Chestnuts and butter with a little milk chocolate. Coconut milk or butter.
    • Taste
      Frosties and other sweet cereals. More butter and caramel on the palate. Vanilla, custard cake. Oily/ fat whisky. Sesameseed. Liquorice and caramel candy. 
    • Finish
      A finish on nuts and spices. Elegant and not very oaky for this age. Almonds with linseed.

  8. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very gentle and nice grain whisky. From the birth year of both my buddy Emiel as well as Janou.  
    • Nose
      Roasted almonds and coconuts. Sweet cereals. Vanilla as well. Off course the usual fresh pencil shavings, but in very subtle way.
    • Taste
      Creamy. More cake mix and custard powder now. Cocoa-butter. Delicate sawdust oakiness. Bananas. Also bubblegum at the background. Complex.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Apricot jam. Cinnamon. A little ginger and nutmeg. Well balanced.


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