North British, owned since 1993 by the Edrington Group and Diageo, is the second largest grain distillery in Scotland. The Edinburgh-based company produces grain whisky for a number of famous blends, including Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and J&B.
Distillery bottlings are pretty much non-existent, however there are now and then releases from independent bottlers. One of them is Signatory Vintage. The North British 1997 is part of their ‘Single Grain Collection’.
|Name:||North British 1997|
|Bottling Series:||Single Grain Collection|
|Age:||17 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Grain Whisky|
Pretty light. Lots of vanilla paired with hints of coconuts, honey and citrus fruits. A little bit perfumy.
Light, fresh and fruity. Starts with sweet citrus fruits and moves on with vanilla and a whiff of pepper. Followed by cacao, oak and peaty earth.
Long. Pretty dry and a bit spicy. Again a little smokey touch.
Very smooth, pleasant and a good starting point for everyone who wants to try out single grain whisky.
Score: 87 / 100
Sample provided by whic.de