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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
27
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Grainman
Vintage
10.1988
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Zweigelt Beerenauslese
Casknumber
222
Number of bottles
245
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2017 12:28 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,76

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27 × 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 87.29 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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