Douglas Laing North British 18 Year Old Grain Whisky

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18 year old, single cask North British grain whisky. Released by the good folks at Douglas Laing. The North British distillery was built in Edinburgh in 1885. It was built...
18 year old, single cask North British grain whisky. Released by the good folks at Douglas Laing.

The North British distillery was built in Edinburgh in 1885. It was built at the time to break a monopoly on grain whisky production in Scotland.

Today it is jointly owned by Edrington and Diageo. It produces grain whisky for Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and Chivas Regal among others.

Here we have a single sherry cask, 712 bottles were charged from this cask. Presented at 48.4% ABV without any added colour or chill filtration.
  • Region: Lowland 
  • Distillery: North British 
  • Age/Name: 29 years old
  • Size: 70cl
  • Strength: 53.7% ABV
  • Bottled By: Duncan Taylor
  • Chill-Filtered: No 

 

Nose: opens with rich, smoke covered toffee. Smoke is very unique, almost gunpowder. Reminds me of the smell of firing cap guns as a child. This builds over time in the glass, bringing in new leather, spices and classic sherry cask dried fruit notes.

Palate: continues with the gunpowder smoke but is joined by dark chocolate, espresso and red apple. Creamy almost fruit yoghurt note. Baked orchard fruits and a hint of raisins. Time in glass brings out more cereal quality

Finish: long, leaving behind smoke, barrel spice and orchard fruit.