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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 30 Year Old 1991 (cask 262080) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.8%

Tremendous single grain Scotch from the North British Distillery matured in a single refill sherry butt! Distilled in 1991, the whisky spent three decades in the cask, until it was independently…  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1991 (cask 262080) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$121.25

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.)
$134.33

Caramel Apple Sauce 1991 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (North British)

70cl, 46%

An independent bottling of single grain Scotch whisky from the North British Distillery, which was distilled in 1991 and matured in a single butt cask. In 2018, the whisky was independently bottled…  More info

Caramel Apple Sauce 1991 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (North British)
$92.91
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North British 29 Year Old 1992 (cask GD-NB-92) - Rare Cask Series (GreatDrams)

50cl, 49.9%

Distilled in December 1992 at the North British Distillery, this glorious single grain spent the next 29 years resting in a single cask. In March 2022, that cask was opened up by the team at indie…  More info

North British 29 Year Old 1992 (cask GD-NB-92) - Rare Cask Series (GreatDrams)
$181.83

North British 32 Year Old 1988 (casks 608959/963 & 238960) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 48%

Lots of great things came out of 1988, for example, the debut album from hip hop duo Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, It Takes Two, which became a platinum-selling record. Another thing happening in 1988…  More info

North British 32 Year Old 1988 (casks 608959/963 & 238960) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)
$176.77

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)
$222.29

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)
$172.16

North British 4 Year Old 2015 - Bramble Whisky Company

70cl, 46%

An intriguing single grain whisky here from North British, bottled by Bramble Whisky Co.! After it was distilled in Edinburgh in 2015, the spirit was matured (rather unusually for grain whisky) in a…  More info

North British 4 Year Old 2015 - Bramble Whisky Company
$73.64

North British 18 Year Old 2003 - Old Particular The Midnight Series (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Glorious single grain whisky from the North British distillery, this expression was released by Douglas Laing for its Old Particular The Midnight Series. Distilled in March 2003, the whisky was…  More info

North British 18 Year Old 2003 - Old Particular The Midnight Series (Douglas Laing)
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North British 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 55816) - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 55.5%

We've gone and bottled another marvellous North British single grain Scotch whisky as part of our Single Cask Series! This was distilled in October 1988 and allowed to mature in a bourbon barrel for…  More info

North British 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 55816) - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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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 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 293475) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51%

20 year old North British single grain Scotch whisky, bottled as part of Douglas Laing's Clan Denny range. It was distilled in 1994 and eventually bottled in 2014 at 51% ABV. Rich with citrus peel,…  More info

North British 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 293475) - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
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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 30 Year Old 1979 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.2%

A single cask, cask strength single grain from Douglas Laing's The Clan Denny range. This was distilled in 1979 and matured for 30 years in refill butt number 5557.  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1979 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
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North British 53 Year Old 1961 (cask 10708) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.8%

A 53(!) year old single grain bottled by Douglas Laing for their XOP (Xtra Old Particular) range. Distilled in December 1961 and bottled in August 2015, the outturn of this sensationally aged whisky…  More info

North British 53 Year Old 1961 (cask 10708) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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North British 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 224754) - Berry Bros. & Rudd

70cl, 54.8%

An indie bottling of single grain Scotch whisky from North British, which was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2017 by the legendary Berry Brothers & Rudd.  More info

North British 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 224754) - Berry Bros. & Rudd
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North British 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 56.3%

27 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The henchman is still explaining to the sinister-looking chap behind…  More info

North British 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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North British 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 34442) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 60.7%

26 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, matured in a single hogshead cask. In June 1988, the grain distillery placed this whisky into cask #34442 and set it aside to…  More info

North British 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 34442) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)
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North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 55.8%

Upon first trying this North British, we couldn't believe it was a grain whisky. It's so full of character, with such a thick, rich bourbon cask influence, we had to bottle it! This was distilled on…  More info

North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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North British 10 Year Old 2007 - Single Grain Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A youthful single grain from the North British distillery, independently bottled by Signatory. After maturing for over a decade, this 10 year old whisky was bottled at 43% ABV as part of the Single…  More info

North British 10 Year Old 2007 - Single Grain Collection (Signatory)
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North British 52 Year Old 1962 (cask 10356) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 41.1%

52 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, matured in a single first-fill hogshead for over half a century! You don't see much grain whisky at this age, that's for…  More info

North British 52 Year Old 1962 (cask 10356) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
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North British 1997 - Single Grain Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A 1997 single grain whisky from North British, bottled by Signatory at 43% in early 2012.  More info

North British 1997 - Single Grain Collection (Signatory)
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North British 14 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

A 14 year old single grain whisky, distilled in 1997 at the North British distillery and bottled by Signatory. Creamy and sweet…  More info

North British 14 Year Old 1997 (Signatory)
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North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3228 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 54.1%

This delicious single cask, single grain whisky was distilled on the 22nd January 1991 and it was aged in first fill bourbon cask 3228 for 20 years before we discovered it and had it bottled on the…  More info

North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3228 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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North British 17 Year Old 1991 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.9%

This was distilled on the 20th September 1991 and matured for 17 years in Californian sherry cask number 259479 before bottling on the 11th September 2009. A release of just 679 bottles.  More info

North British 17 Year Old 1991 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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