Archive NORTH BRITISH 2000

NORTH BRITISH 2000 46%

Single Grain Whisky, Scotland / The Lowlands, 70cl, Ref: 15187

A vintage single grain from the North British distillery. A fairly light and subtle whisky that shines a light on another style of Scotch whisky.

Type: Grains, varnish, ripe fruits (apple), nutmeg, cardamom.

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : gold with green glints.
  • Nose : typical of grain whiskies. Fresh, desserty. Vanilla, coconut and cedar. Becoming increasingly fruity, tangy and exotic fruits. Pepper, like a tequila.
  • Palate : creamy, aromas of oak. A note of praline and milky coffee. Slight bitterness.
  • Overall : persistent, becoming increasingly milky.
The brand

The brand

The North British grain distillery was founded in 1885 by three important names in the world of blended scotch at the time: Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John M Crabbie. The aim was to join forces in order to compete against DCL, a structure created in 1877 that brought together a huge number of distilleries, whose production it controlled. The mission for North British was to supply all of the grain whisky required for the growth of various blends, such as Usher’s Whisky and Vat 69. The distillery remained independent until 1993 when it joined the Diageo group.

Merchant

Created in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of the oldest wine and spirits merchants in the United Kingdom. Official suppliers to the British crown since the 18th century, the Berry and Rudd family is best known for offering a range of original and innovative products. The London shop located at 3 St James Street is a testament to the history of their knowledge and expertise and known for being home to experts with extremely high standards. In its role as a spirits bottler, Berry Bros. & Rudd selects and bottles high-quality whiskies and rums under the names “Berrys’ Own Selection, “BBR Retro” and “Exceptional Casks”.

The line

Berry Bros & Rudd have been selecting and bottling high quality whiskies and rums under the ‘Berry’s Own Selection’ label for more than 200 years. Doug McIvor, their in-house expert, has a strict philosophy when it comes to selecting the casks – they have to be mature, perfectly balanced and present a rare aromatic complexity. Occasionally, the selected barrel differs from the usual style of the distillery that has produced it, but that is of little concern to Doug, so long as the whisky complies with his rigorous criteria.

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