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Whisky Reviews for North British 1988 MBl
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.