North British 17 Years Old 1997 Single Grain Collection

North British 17 Years Old 1997 Single Grain Collection 43% (Signatory)

  • 43% ABV, £28 for 70cl
  • Score: 72/100

North British 1997 Signatory

What they say:

Distilled in 1997 at Lothian Distillers Edinburgh-based North British Distillery and bottled 2014 by Signatory Vintage as part of their Single Grain Collection

What I say:

Dram #1 from WOLS 14/2 Types of Whisky. This 17 tear old from the North British grain distillery here in Edinburgh representing the Single Grain category.


Pale gold


Vanilla, esters (ripe bananas), oak wood, sweet honey, linseed oil


Masses of vanilla, Madagascan vanilla pods, vanilla custard, crème brulee, coconut, banana, grain (maize/corn?), dry white oak, freshly sawn lumber


Short, sweet oak

Would I buy it:

Most likely matured in American white oak/1st fill ex-bourbon casks, this single grain whisky is full of vanilla character and a little oaky wood, a little chemical nature of the grain whisky still comes through in the finish.

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