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North British

One of only six dedicated grain distilleries in Scotland, the North British distillery was founded in 1885 by Andrew Usher, William Sanderson, James Watson and John Crabbie. It has a noble history, and the four founders built the distillery in a bid to challenge the monopoly the Distillers Company Ltd. had over the supply of grain.

Production began in 1887 from a single Coffey still, though within three years the capacity had doubled to three million gallons a year. For a period, North British was the largest grain distillery in Scotland. Ironically, a merger between DCL and IDV in 1997 resulted in North British being jointly run by the company which it has first set up to oppose. Awkward… Whisky from North British appears in a few famous blends such as Johnnie Walker Black Label, J&B Rare, The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark. In 2018, the first distillery bottling of North British single grain was released in collaboration with Douglas Laing.

North British 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5913009) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.6%

25 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, drawn from a single Sherry cask! This whisky was distilled in August 1991 and matured for over quarter of a century until…  More info

North British 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5913009) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

North British 33 Year Old 1978 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 56.2%

This North British single grain whisky has been aged for thirty-three years before Duncan Taylor bottled it at cask strength, without chill-filtration or colouring for their Dimensions range.  More info

North British 33 Year Old 1978 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

North British 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 68601) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 49.6%

A brilliant indie grain whisky from North British! After it was distilled in June 1988, the whisky saw a smashing 30 years of ageing in a single sherry puncheon, until January 2019 when Càrn Mòr…  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 68601) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

North British 29 Year Old 1992 (cask 67628) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 44.5%

Superb single grain Scotch from the North British Distillery, independently bottled by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.! Matured for 29 years in a single bourbon cask between 1992 and 2022, the glorious…  More info

North British 29 Year Old 1992 (cask 67628) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

North British 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5913019) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.8%

An indie single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, aged for a quarter of a century. This was distilled in 1991 and eventually bottled in 2017 after 9 months finishing in a octave…  More info

North British 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5913019) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

North British 33 Year Old 1978 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54.4%

This 33 year old single cask single grain whisky was distilled at North British in August of 1978 and it was aged in a single cask before bottling by Duncan Taylor for their Rare Auld range.  More info

North British 33 Year Old 1978 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

North British 32 Year Old 1978 Cask 38476 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.2%

A cask strength single cask grain whisky, distilled at North British in August 1978 and aged in cask 38476 for 32 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor in June 2011. A release of 219 numbered…  More info

North British 32 Year Old 1978 Cask 38476 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

North British 33 Year Old 1987 (cask 238570) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 43.5%

This marvellous single grain from the North British Distillery is brought to us by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. as part of its independent Coopers Choice series. Distilled in 1987, the whisky was…  More info

North British 33 Year Old 1987 (cask 238570) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

North British 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 12538) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.7%

North British single grain Scotch whisky, matured for 30 years in a single refill barrel before being bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular range. It was distilled in July 1988 and…  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 12538) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

North British 1988 (bottled 2019) (cask 216435) - The Alba Series (Whisky Illuminati)

70cl, 44.4%

A single cask bottling of North British single grain, distilled in 1988 and whacked into an American oak barrel. There it rested for a pretty long while, until 2019 when it was bottled by Whisky…  More info

North British 1988 (bottled 2019) (cask 216435) - The Alba Series (Whisky Illuminati)

North British 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 39900) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.7%

Do you love well-aged single grain whiskies? Well Duncan Taylor have got you covered with this 35 year old North British! It was distilled all the way back in August 1978 and eventually bottled in…  More info

North British 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 39900) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
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North British 23 Year Old 1992 (cask 41991) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 58.3%

A very well-Sherried single cask 23 year old single grain from the North British distillery, which has been matured in a Sherry hogshead from August 1992 to July 2016. It was bottled by the folks at…  More info

North British 23 Year Old 1992 (cask 41991) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

North British 30 Year Old 1991 (cask 14659) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46.4%

A 30 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British Distillery, which enjoyed three decades of rest in a single refill barrel – from January 1991 to March 2021. Following that, Douglas…  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1991 (cask 14659) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

North British 22 Year Old 1995 (cask 51762) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 57%

Superbly sherried grain from the North British distiller, bottled as part of the popular Celebration of the Cask Black Gold range by Càrn Mòr. This one was aged in a sherry hogshead from November…  More info

North British 22 Year Old 1995 (cask 51762) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

North British 47 Year Old 1963 - Rare And Very Old - Ibisco Decanter and Certificate Box (Signatory)

70cl, 49.3%

This handsome North British comes packaged in an elegant Ibisco glass decanter. It was distilled on Christmas Eve 1963 and was aged in casks 117358 and 117361 for a whopping 47 years before bottling…  More info

North British 47 Year Old 1963 - Rare And Very Old - Ibisco Decanter and Certificate Box (Signatory)

North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 9930) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 57.2%

Cor blimey! This Sovereign bottling of North British single grain Scotch whisky is 50 years old! It comes bottled at a solid 57.2% abv, made possible by Hunter Laing.  More info

North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 9930) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

North British 33 Year Old 1988 (cask 15430) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.6%

An impressive single grain Scotch whiskey from the North British Distillery, matured for 33 years between July 1988 and December 2021. The whisky was treated to a finishing period in a single Pedro…  More info

North British 33 Year Old 1988 (cask 15430) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

North British 50 Year Old 1962 - Adelphi

70cl, 44.2%

This is a stupendous bottling of the North British grain whisky boasting an astonishing fifty years of cask ageing.  More info

North British 50 Year Old 1962 - Adelphi

North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 8228) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.1%

Absolutely staggering single cask grain whisky bottled for Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. This was distilled in 1962 and aged for 50 years before bottling at natural cask strength. Wonderful…  More info

North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 8228) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

North British 50 Year Old 1961 - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.3%

A staggeringly good, massively rich single cask, single grain whisky, distilled at North British in 1961 and aged for a massive 50 years in oak before bottling at natural cask strength for Douglas…  More info

 North British 50 Year Old 1961 - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

North British 50 Year Old 1963 (cask 10268) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46.4%

Ah, this is exciting! Single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, released for Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut range. Not only that, it's 50 years old, too! 525 bottles of this sweet…  More info

North British 50 Year Old 1963 (cask 10268) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
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North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 9783) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.3%

Grain whisky aged for 50 years in a refill sherry butt. 50 years! Half a century! Extraordinary stuff courtesy of Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut range. Distilled at North British in December 1962, it…  More info

North British 50 Year Old 1962 (cask 9783) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

North British 51 Year Old 1959 (cask 67876) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 55.6%

A very well-aged North British single grain Scotch whisky, bottled for Signatory's Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve - a range for very desirable independently bottled whiskies. This was…  More info

North British 51 Year Old 1959 (cask 67876) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

North British 50 Year Old (casks 90592 and 90593) - Exceptional Casks (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 58.9%

Good gosh, a 50 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery?! This is the kind of spirit you can expect from the Exceptional Casks range from Berry Brothers & Rudd. This…  More info

North British 50 Year Old (casks 90592 and 90593) - Exceptional Casks (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

North British 55 Year Old 1961 (cask 13328) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 55.1%

Well, well, well - you've discovered some whisky history right here! It's a single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, aged in a refill butt for a massive 55 years! It was…  More info

North British 55 Year Old 1961 (cask 13328) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

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