- 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
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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
- These scores are for drinking it neat.
- WITH WATER
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.
Sherried smokiness, prunes, rasins, hints of orange and blackcurrent.
Very spicy, fizzy sherbert, caffe latte, brussell pate, basically it is meaty with a slightly nutty aftertaste mixed in with the spice.
Medium length & spicy.
- 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.