Insider knowledge: North British 12 Year Old 1997 (Signatory) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be North British 12 Year Old 1997 (Signatory) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Grainy, quite bland. A little like vodka with a dash of bourbon in it. Oak, some quiet vanilla and corn.
Palate: Sweet, grains, very simple, with wheat. Reminds us of Belvedere vodka.
Finish: Medium, bittersweet.