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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 55 Year Old 1962 (cask 12398) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 45.4%

55 year old single grain Scotch whisky, distilled by North British and bottled by Douglas Laing - mouthwatering stuff! This was aged in a refill hogshead from August 1962 until March 2018, when it…  More info

North British 55 Year Old 1962 (cask 12398) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

North British 58 Year Old 1960 - Incorporation Edition

70cl, 51.6%

Much of the whisky from the North British distillery ends up in popular blends, with a few casks finding their way to independent bottlers. A commercial bottling from North British hasn't happened,…  More info

North British 58 Year Old 1960 - Incorporation Edition

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