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North Port (Brechin)

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North Port distillery
For information about the distillery, please click on the photo.

The image above does not really look like a distillery because the distillery is destroyed and a Safeway supermarket has been build on the site

The whisky

List of the bottles

Official Rare Malts 20 years 79/100
1
1 0
Official Brechin 28 79/100
1
1 0
Cadenhead 1977 87/100
11
1 10 BT2014
Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare 25 years 84/100
1
1 0
Scott's Selection Scott's Selection 1980 88/100
1
1 0
Signatory Vintage 1975 (Signatory) 79/100
6
6 0

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North Port: official bottlings

North-Port

Rare Malts 20 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
61,2 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1979 Bottling: 10-1999
Bottle
3318 of
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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79/100
North Port Rare Malts 20
Personal Comment
A very clear nose. A mix of citrus (slightly acid) and malt (clearly sweeter) smells, some spices, pepper. The mouth is dry, and the percentage of alochol very present. Rather complex, but without exaggeration, the palate developes between spices and malt. The dry character makes soon room to nice sensations where the citrus hints mix deliciously with smoother malty notes. The finish is amazingly "peaceful" (the aggression of alcohol has disappeared), lingering and warm, and lets some nice malt and chocolate notes appear.
79/100

North-Port

Brechin 28

Age
28 years
Alcohol percentage
53,3 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2005
Bottle
562 of
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79/100
North Port Brechin 28
Personal Comment

Quite a fresh nose, with clear hay hints and some slightly fruity notes. The nose is rather discrete and the whisky not marked by wood, even after long years in an oak cask. The mouth is torn between bitter and acid notes. The bitterness is not related to wood, and the acidity not related to citrus fruits. The palate seems to suffer from a lack at depth, contrast and colour. The taste is special, and this bottle probably deserves another tasting as it seems to need more aeration time to reveal all it's qualities. The finish is lingering and the same bitter/acid pair seems to dominate the finish.
79/100


North Port: independent bottlings

North-Port

Vintage 1975 (Signatory)

Collection
Vintage
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
61,1 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry
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79/100
Personal Comment

This bottle, more important from a historic point of view than from a gastronomic one didn't however disappoint me at all.After 24 years in an oak cask, this not well known whisky has become a rather pleasant malt. The Signatory range is definitely a kindness in the world of whisky lovers. Its exceptionally high alcohol degree does not hinder the tasting at all.
74/100
The second tasting revealed more complexity and charms of this whisky than the first time. A smell and a taste, both marked by citrus fruits (orange?) and slightly acid, followed by a finish of average length make this (historical now) bottle something you do not regret to have bought.
79/100
At the third tasting, the first impression was that the very high degree of alcohol is a little aggressive. After having added a drop of water, the slightly acid character of this malt (citrus fruits) together with a great complexity of smells and tastes became clear. The finish is a little short.
79/100
A rather fresh nose, with slightly acid hints and remote touches of smoke. A kind of tingling sensation as well, due to the high alcohol percentage. In the palate, a certain complexity and some acid hints on a malted background. The finish is of average length, and recalls malt and some remote citrus touches.
79/100
The first nose is slightly aggressive, but after a few minutes of aeration, it gets rather fresh, with notes of cut grass perfumed with hint of vanilla. Alcohol is obviously present in the palate, and this mouth is dominated by a mix of fruity (pear) hints and vanilla aroma's, the whole being nicely fresh. Rather complex. A beautiful smoothness and e nice presence in the mouth. The finish is long, both marked by the warmth of the alcohol and the memory of the freshness of the mouth.
84/100
he first nose is rather difficult to define. Quite tingling and evoking some fruits, after the first impression of aggression. It develops then on ripe fruit, honey, sweetness.
The first mouth is a mix of acidity and bitterness. From pear spirit to much more bitter, woody notes, and an obvious presence of alcohol. Much more an aggressive whisky than a complex one.
A lingering finish which is first fresh and which develops just like to the mouth, on bitterness and after a while only some chocolate notes are left.


North-Port

Scott's Selection 1980

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
58,0 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
North Port 1980 Scott's selection
Creamy caramel toffee, light and dry, a bit moreish
(notes of the producer)
Personal Comment
A very nice and expressive nose, marked by spices (pepper) and sweet citrus fruits. Hintes of peach and a touch of smoke on the background. Very promising anyway. The palate is wonderfuly complex, mixing all kinds of tastes, from hazelnut to citrus fruits, through nice spicy notes. Spices, acidity and bitterness, a very nice range o ftastes. A real explosion in the mouth. Really very nice whisky, where the mouth is even better than the promising nose was. The finish is of equal quality, with some woody dominance. Lingering, warm and pleasant. Definitely a great bottle....
88/100

North-Port

Rarest of the Rare 25 years

Collection
Rarest of the Rare
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
54,3 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 780
Dates
Distil: 01-1981 Bottling: 11-2006
Bottle
21 of 202 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
North Port Rarest of the rare 25
Personal Comment
A nice and clear spicy nose (pepper), Sour fruit hints and some tingling probably due to the alcohol percentage.
The first mouth is amazingly complex, merging harmoniously and alternatively acid notes and bitter ones before developing on nice smooth malty notes. The bitterness is not really woody (much more like bitter vegetables or fruit) and the acid hints do not taste like citrus fruit, rather unripe fruit.
The finish seems to be somewhat metallic first, before developing on the same sensation like in the palate. Long and pleasant. After some minutes, bitter fruit hints (gentian) come and put the finishing touch to this nice impressions.
84/100

North Port: samples

North-Port

1977

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 02/2001
Bottle
294 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
A very nice fruity and fresh nose. Tangerine, pear and tons of other white fruit. This nose, in addition to offering a superb olfactory palette presents a nice balance. No discomfort due to the presence of alcohol. In short, a treat.
A first palate both hazelnut and ripe fruit half, between sweetness and fresh acidity. Here again any discomfort due to alcohol is to be deplored. The slight bitterness in addition to fruit nose is really to my taste.
The finish is long and it is this pleasant and slightly bitter supernatant. The high class.
90/100

North-Port

1977

Collection
Authentic Collection
Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 02/2001
Bottle
294 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2014 87/100
North Port Cadenhead 1977
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
A very nice fruity and fresh nose. Tangerine, pear and tons of other white fruit. This nose, in addition to offering a superb olfactory palette presents a nice balance. No discomfort due to the presence of alcohol. In short, a treat.
A first palate both hazelnut and ripe fruit half, between sweetness and fresh acidity. Here again any discomfort due to alcohol is to be deplored. The slight bitterness in addition to fruit nose is really to my taste.
The finish is long and it is this pleasant and slightly bitter supernatant. The high class.
90/100
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