Type: Single Grain
Bottler: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Score: 95 points
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)