North of Scotland 43

Country: Scotland
Type: Single Grain
Bottler: Scott's Selection
ABV: 43%
Score: 93 points

If you’ve ever doubted whether a grain whisky can be special on its own, this one will end your doubts! It was aged in a Port cask, and the nose is subtle and dry with light wine notes, not overpowering at all, and even has a slight maltiness to it. The taste is spicy and inviting, with a slight nuttiness as well, and the port notes are nicely-balanced and not overpowering. The finish is where it gets its high marks. I’ve never had a whisky where the finish kept building even after I swallowed it! This whisky redefines the term “lingering finish.”

Mark Gillespie

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