Distilled at North British Distillery in September 1994. Bottled in Glasgow November 2014. Aged 20 Years in a refill hogshead. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. 46.0% Alcohol by volume
The North British Distillery was established in 1885 by a group of independent distillers. Amongst them was Andrew Usher who is credited with being the pioneer of Blended Scotch Whisky. Simply put this is the mixing of grain whisky such as North British which is produced from a Continuous or Coffey still with malt whisky which is produced from a Pot Still. Grain whisky is made from grains other than malted barley such as corn, wheat, or rye.
The Distillery is situated on the western outskirts of Edinburgh and is the city’s last working distillery.
Today the North British Distillery has a production capacity of over 65 million liters of alcohol. It is an integral component in many well-known brands including The Famous Grouse, J & B Rare Johnnie Walker, and Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky.
Due to the production process and cereals used, Grain whiskies tend to be lighter and drier on the pallet than malt whiskies. This has lots of flavour and could be mistaken for a Lowland Malt. Sweet toffee, fudge and a sweet long finish. This has lots going on. Highly recommended.