North British 15 Years Old 2003 Mossburn No. 24

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

Tasting note:

  • 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.

Score 80/100

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