North British 26 Year Old 1989 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #11372 bottled September 2015 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Sovereign series. 199 bottles.
The nose is lightly perfumed with notes of vanilla, lemon and cake icing. The palate is a revelation, very sweet and creamy with oranges, lemons and a floral influence. The finish is creamy and long lasting, with notes both sweet and spicy.
North British Distillery
North British Single Grain Whisky
North British Distillery was established on farmland to the west of Edinburgh in 1885 by Andrew Usher, John M. Crabbie and William Sanderson. Since then the city has expanded ever outwards and now the distillery resides in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh. North British opened in 1887 to guarantee supplies of grain whisky for its owner’s cordials and scotch whisky blending businesses. It is equipped with four Coffey stills to produce grain spirit at 94.5% alcohol and multi-million litres of spirit annually. Whilst most of its whisky matures in racked warehouses in the central Lowlands, a small number of casks spend at least eight years at the distillery in dunnage Warehouse No.1. Official releases are very few but excellent independent ones are available from Hart Brothers and Hunter Laing.