North Port 1981 WF

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Fair (WF)
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Dec 2008 10:44 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 576.92

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19 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North Port 1981 WF

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    These scores are for drinking it neat.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    Nose - much softer & sweeter on ginger buiscuits (the spice) and a little vanilla now.

    Palate - Very smooth, smokey but in truth it has collapsed a little with the flavours diissapating. Now it is a little cardboardy but the spice is still there.

    Finish - Still spicy/medium length

    This is much better neat, I did not put too much water in but it fell away all the same. I liked the spiciness when neat.
    • Nose
      Sherried smokiness, prunes, rasins, hints of orange and blackcurrent.
    • Taste
      Very spicy, fizzy sherbert, caffe latte, brussell pate, basically it is meaty with a slightly nutty aftertaste mixed in with the spice.
    • Finish
      Medium length & spicy.

  3. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    by Serge WF : North Port 25 yo 1981/2006 (56.1%, The Whisky Fair, sherry wood, 120 bottles)
     Colour: just the same, gold-amber. Nose: even more oomph but it’s also much more chocolaty at first nosing, with different kinds of fruits: raspberries, strawberries. Bold notes of pineapple and coconut liqueurs, raspberry eau-de-vie, Grand-Marnier… Probably less classical than the 35yo, with something that reminds me of Ben Nevis. Again something maritime in the background, even if it’s discreeter here. Quite some apples as well – and apple liqueur (like Saurer Apfel but much better), then coffee liqueur, Guinness, brownies, rum… This one doesn’t keep quiet, but it’s also a little less elegant than its older sibling – on the nose. Mouth: very, very close to the 35 yo now, but it’s less tannic (although it’s still a bit drying) and has a thicker mouth feel. Lots of fruit jams and white pepper, plums, spices (see above), vanilla fudge… Quite hot, in fact… Goes on with dark rum, ‘arranged’ rum (with bananas), dried coconut… A tropical North Port? Lots of body and lots of presence – it still doesn’t keep quiet and keeps improving, getting rounder and more balanced after a while. Great. The finish is rather long, sweet and fruity, mainly on fruit eau-de-vie (tutti frutti), pineapples and rum… Pina Colada? Anyway, it’s excellent, no doubt.89 points.


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