Overall rating
Single Grain
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Grainman
Stated Age
28 years old
Zweigelt Beerenauslese
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2017 12:28 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.76

4 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for North British 1988 MBl

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.12 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    dark berries, dark dried fruit, oak, a fine note of nearly peppery spices, sweet, traces of nuts, a hint of moldy whine cellar, there is really going on something, complex, well balanced, fine ABV, finish is long and really enjoyable. Took a bottle home for sharing!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. daverdaz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. mikespike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Fruity, and typical for a grain - but in my opinion cannot compare to the older versions (especially the recent excellent 1972/1973s). Still slightly alcoholic, and though the idea of using a Zweigelt cask must seem intriguing to an Austrian, I do not really fancy cask finishes, as they seem a bit artificial. Anyway, an easy dram and nice if you fancy grains.

  4. Titi94 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by vanZuylen:

    Color: dark amber.

    Nose: deliciously sweet and fruity with aromas of warm berry, plum and dark chocolate.

    Taste: opulent, creamy and intense, notes of berries, dark chocolate gateau and accents of plum and orange.

    Finish: soft and warm.

  5. Mischi did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This 28-year-old North British Single Grain, after storage in the Bourbon cask, was secondly ripened in a noble-sweet Zweigelt Beerenauslese red wine barrel and is therefore very fruity with aromas of red berries, cherry cake and almonds - with a wonderfully velvety-creamy palate.


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