Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Douglas Hamilton (DH)
Bottling serie
The Clan Denny
Stated Age
20 years old
Refill Barrel
DH 293475
51.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2015 9:53 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.00

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Whisky Reviews for North British 1994 DH

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.79 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
      Vanilla, cardboard, apple and sugared almond.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Muesli, vanilla sugar, apple and tonic.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla sugar, muesli and green apple.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    light and zesty
    • Nose
      83 83
      Lots of vanilla and cereals, white wine but also some paint thinner notes, warm bread and dry grass
    • Taste
      84 84
      Bitter sweet, nice white fruits mixing with a bitter cardboardy grain grist.
      A hint of lemon surfaces and then it seems to gets sweeter much sweeter on yellow and white fruit gums and there is a lasting barley sugar infusion.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Reasonable length remaining sweet but drying towards the end

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    a sample courtesy of karloff
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    A well matured grain whisky.
    • Nose
      It's grain alright.

      Soft and secretive grain.

      It's sweet, gentle vanilla and caramel, like from a forth refill bourbon cask.

      Traces of fruit, mostly uncooked plantain and a hint of pineapple.
    • Taste
      Quite hot. But a velvety creamy texture help to calm it down.

      Vanilla coming through more noticable than on the nose.

      A very rich and heavy toffee/nougat note bursting up front and slowly fading, giving way to more fruity flavours.

      Sort of carried on a grain breakfast cereal with dried fruit foundation.

      Fairly complex.
    • Finish
      Past medium lenght, approaching long.

      Drying, slightly bitter.

      Spice stays for some time.

  5. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    Variety is the spice of life I am glad I had it.
    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. karloff scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    This is definitely not for everyone but if you are quite adventurous I think you will enjoy it as I have. 
    • Nose
      This is the last generous glass of the bottle and I have to admit I have struggled with the nose. You would have to be a Bloodhound to rattle notes off here. Different times, different rooms, outside and nothing helps. All I've managed is a faint whiff of buttery popcorn and paper. I also added water and that didn't help either.
    • Taste
      Now the taste is something else, nougat, buttered cream cracker, quite strong but it settles nicely. Vanilla and natural yoghurt. The grain just sits on the palate very comfortably. There are some fruit notes like apricot and peach. This is well balanced and the quality shines through.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and creamy, slightly drying and some bitterness but that's ok it fits the bill.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the better grains I've tasted. It doesn't get overly complex, but it is very well balanced: it doesn't get bitter, doesn't show traces of tiredness of the cask, almost doesn't have that chemical smell of varnish and the like, and is very friendly and creamy. Give it time, and it will give you a lot of pleasure.
    • Nose
      This is a rather soft and dignified nose. It's not too complex, but gentle and fruity. Grain, vanilla, pastry, unripe banana, muesli with dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Very bourbon-esque. It's still soft, rounded and friendly. Still, the grain and muesli dominate, but certainly with (dried) stone fruits, like peach and apricot. Vanilla is very present, giving it a round and creamy and toffee-ish texture together with the grain. At the end, there is a friendly spiciness, with mainly cinnamon. Also there is a tiny hint of leather.
    • Finish
      Rather long, and now a tad more on glue, resin and varnish, but still OK. The banana is back, together with the vanilla, grain and spice. Quite pleasant!

  8. Skiddilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I gave it an hour in the glass before I started tasting.
    • Nose
      A whiff of
      pineapple, then porridge, vanilla, brown sugar, lots of caramel and some grain.
    • Taste
      orange, lemon, strawberry, grain.
    • Finish
      brown sugar, caramel, cherry, a little pepper

  9. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82


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