North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 55.8%
Product details
North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand North British
Bottler Master of Malt
Distillation Date 1991
Style Grain Whisky
Maturation Bourbon
Single Cask? Yes

North British 20

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…

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Reviews for North British 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 3225 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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.
Master of Malt Customer
12 years ago