North British 15 Years Old 2003 Mossburn No. 24
What they say:
- North British established in Edinburgh in 1887
- Distilled from Maize
- Created in the 19thCentury originally as a base export for gin in England and by the mid 19th century had become a major component for Blended Scotch
- After 15 years in American oak hogsheads this bottling shows light creamy vanilla and oak, fresh straw and a little ginger spice on the nose
- The palate shows delicate light oak, a touch of lemon and some mild pepperiness, settling into a softer sweetness on the finish
What I say
Commencing our exploration of Mossburn Distillers and Torabhaig distillery evening with Bruce Perry and Craft Whisky Club. A gentle introduction to whisky with North British single grain matured for 15 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead.
- ABV 46%
- Age 15 Years Old
- Bottler Mossburn
- Bottling Vintage Casks No.24
- Cask Hogsheads
- Category Single Grain Whisky
- Cost £45
- Origin North British Distillery
- Outturn n/a
- Region Lowland
- Released 2019
- Vintage 2003
My tasting notes:
- Appearance Champagne gold (3/20), beaded, fine tears and long, thin legs.
- Nose Light, vanilla cream, floral, grassy, hay, touch of ginger spice.
- Taste Light bodied, sweet, mixed fruit-jelly sweets, apple, pear, citrus, orange.
- Finish Short-medium, soft, vanilla, creme patissiere/custard, slightly drying, white pepper and soft white oak.
- Overall Very light and drinkable single grain balanced with American/ex-bourbon oak influence, soft, fruity and creamy.
Don’t take my word for it:
Bloggers submit link to your review