Berry Bros. & Rudd North British 50 Years Old

Country: Scotland
Type: Single Grain
Bottler: Berry Bros. & Rudd
ABV: 58.9%
Score: 95 points

Berry Bros. & Rudd's North British 50-Year-Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky. Photo ©2014 by Mark Gillespie.This single grain Scotch whisky comes from the initial release in the Exceptional Casks range from Berry Bros. & Rudd, and comes from two ex-Sherry butts filled at the old North British distillery on December 18, 1962 and bottled on the same day 50 years later.

The nose is very smooth and creamy with a soft touch of ginger along with vanilla, banana, honey, coconut, and a gentle oaky  note. The taste is spicy, tart, and peppery with white pepper, lemon zest, and touches of honey, vanilla, and berries that come out as the spices fade with a dry mouthfeel. The finish is equally dry and tart with hints of white pepper and honey.

An outstanding example of just how good single grains can be! (October, 2014)

Mark Gillespie

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