NORTH BRITISH 51 ANS 1959 S.V 55,6%
Single Grain Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 51379
Established in 1885 by Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John M Crabbie, the North British is the last remaining working distillery in Edinburgh. Released as part of the Rare Reserve collection, this 51 years old cask strength was bottled in 2011 by the independent bottlers Signatory Vintage. Stimulant and tonic with exotic fruit notes.
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- 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.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The lineSingle malts et single grains mis en bouteille en brut de fût, la gamme Rare Reserve est en tout point similaire à la Cask Strength Collection, à ceci près qu’elle ne réunit que des embouteillages hors du commun par leur âge et leur rareté. Chaque cuvée est embouteillée sans réduction, sans filtrage à froid et, le plus souvent, à partir d’un seul fût unique. Pour aider le consommateur à apprécier son whisky au-delà du niveau purement aromatique et gustatif, Signatory Vintage s’efforce d’afficher sur chaque étiquette, et de manière très précise, la région de production, la date de distillation et de mis en bouteille, le type de fût utilisé, son numéro et le nombre de bouteilles produites.
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