Master of Malt

North British

18 Years Old

ABV 53.2%
REVIEWED Issue 118
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Brand: North British, Master of Malt
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 53.2%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Punchy, with a spiritiness hitting first, followed by orange flower water, lemon meringue pie, a dusting of icing sugar, vanilla essence and fruit sherbet.
Palate: The sherbet continues onto the palate alongside soft fudge chocolates, a little dry oak and malty cereal.
Finish: More of the fudge, with a wee dusting of lemon sherbet.
Comment: Spring has sprung. Light, effervescent, but with a sweet fudge-laden palate. Very pleasant indeed.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light and grassy. Drying hay, lemon balm. Sweet vanilla syrup. A cardboard note.
Palate: Sweet and gently flowing. The same vanilla syrup character as on the nose. Even with a Demerara sugar flavour. Really close to a rum. Alcohol is well mastered.
Finish: Medium long, sweet and dry.
Comment: A very pale whisky which has similarities with rum. It lacks complexity and charm though.
Visit the distillery
North British Distillery, 9 Wheatfield Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Lowland, Scotland
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