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North British (Signatory) - 1997 - 12 y.o. - 43%
1E: 74/100


North-British 1997

Bottler:
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Age:
12 years
Alcohol:
43%
Collection:
Single Grain Collection
Bottle details:
distillation: 14/05/1997 bottling: 12/08/2009
average
74/100
(74,00)
price class:

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Colour: Bright straw.
Nose: Easy and a tad spritty. If I’d not see the colour and know better, I could swear it is vodka in the glass after the first sniffs. But later it is getting more beautiful: Grass, waldmeister and vanilla together with a heavy accent of coconuts mingling very nice. The vodka note is still there and this is at all not unpleasant, since this nose reminds me highly of Zubrovka (being my favorite polish vodka, the one having a bison grass blade in the bottle).
Taste: Again very easily accessible, and again at first this schnappsy vodka impression. But, again later there is a very nice spicy side appearing, vanilla, cinnamon licorice with salmiak and white pepper, backed by very pleasureful bitter kitchen herbs like sage, parsley or rosemary. Also carrots and potatoes, yes, indeed carrots.
Finish: Getting more bitter together with a strong sweetness (dextrose) but leaving after a short while so the tongue is left alone, a little confused.
Conc.: An unusual and interesting but not very fulfilling dram, not tasting like whisky. But this is hardly to critisize, since it is made from the same ingredients like vodka, by a company producing tons of vodka ...
74/1002010

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