Overall rating
Single Grain
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Exceptional Casks
Stated Age
50 years old
90592 + 90593
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2014 10:26 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 871.74

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6 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1962 BR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. franpincoffee scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior


    This single grain Scotch whisky comes from the initial release in the Exceptional Casks range from Berry Bros. & Rudd, and comes from two ex-Sherry butts filled at the old North British distillery on December 18, 1962 and bottled on the same day 50 years later.

    The nose is very smooth and creamy with a soft touch of ginger along with vanilla, banana, honey, coconut, and a gentle oaky note. The taste is spicy, tart, and peppery with white pepper, lemon zest, and touches of honey, vanilla, and berries that come out as the spices fade with a dry mouthfeel. The finish is equally dry and tart with hints of white pepper and honey.

    An outstanding example of just how good single grains can be!

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Toasted and burned with a touch of rubber and mineral, still incredibly light and creamy for 50 years due to low cask presence.
    T: Rubber, burned toast, courgettes, vegetable & fruit sweetness, onions, wild garlic leaves. Seems like some sulphur here thats become tamed over the years. The spirit becomes hot and gives rock and granite mineral notes developing into the finish. Adding water brings out too much of the bitter notes
    F: Fruity, carbon & gravel, green soil/earthy notes, not fresh but vibrant. Theres a sweet/sour neutralness with smoke at the death. Smoke moves to a smokey cream with greenish wood bitters and onion seeds.
    C: Excellent and curious result from a single grain whisky in a low active cask. This is not the usual varnished wood fest that so many grains often are. A joy to try if not to buy.

    Scores a B


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