Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

(70cl, 55.8%)

North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Sorry about this...

We can't actually ship to you in United States at the moment. We're working on a solution.

Don't need to send to the United States?
Change your shipping destination - we can probably ship to you!

North British 20 Bottling Note

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 the 22nd January 1991, and was aged in a first fill bourbon barrel for 20 years before bottling in March 2011. A single cask release of 244 bottles. As with any Master of Malt bottled whisky, this is non-chillfiltered, and has not been caramel coloured.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: This is definitely bourbon. Yup, that’s bourbon alright. Bourbon. Oily, laden with vanilla, hints of barrel char, some freshly ground espresso beans, a touch of cedar perhaps, and more sweet vanilla spice. But certainly bourbon.

Palate: Intensely sweet, and still bourbon-like. There’s just a soupcon of something else that confirms that this actually isn’t bourbon, and is in fact a grain whisky! It’s hard to describe what that something else is though. You’ve got all the classic US whiskey flavours in there, with a big corn oil note, and plenty of butter. Actually, there’s something akin to buttered carrots done with just a pinch of ground cumin – that same kind of oily semi-sweetness and spice. It develops a lot, and offers up notes of date and walnut cake, and turmeric.

Finish: Huge and intensely spiced. Something vaguely malty on the finish too (which is odd!). Maybe even a hint of hops. Very sweet, all the way through though.

Overall: Astonishing. This is the most bourbon-y whisky we’ve ever tasted, and it was made in Edinburgh! Fabulous…

Tell us what you think of North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further.

country flag
No spam and entirely confidential. That's a promise.
Submit

The legal stuff: not providing your contact details may mean we have to delete your comments if another member of our community complains about them. You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. That information will be held by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). Please click here for more details.

North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Reviews

Amazing. (Gary @ Malthound)

Nose: Quite heavy vanilla mixed with bourbon.

Palate: Very sweet and lots of vanilla. Like a JD & vanilla coke! Oily but not unduly so. Carries the other flavours well.

Finish: Very spicy, stays sweet all the way through.

Overall: Never tasted a malt quite like it. For me, it has a smoothness bourbon doesn’t have. Amazing.

2nd September 2011

Recently viewed