North Port 1979 20 Years - Rare Malts Selections

North Port




Colour: Deep gold

Nose: Initial entry presents some grassy notes with hints of unripe fruit. The cask strength nature of this dram is also very apparent as it creeps up the nose and announces itself.

With time, honeydew, honeysuckle and some white pepper emerge, along with a good amount of maltiness and surprisingly, some antiseptic.

Palate: Spicy on initial entry, with red chili, white pepper, aniseed and some nutmeg in play. After the initial heat blast subsides, the grassy and green notes from the nose make an appearance.

The unripe green fruit notes evolve with time to a more sophisticated citrus note, hinting at some lemon drops and just a touch of grapefruit. With time, the honeydew from the nose emerges on the palate.

Finish: Medium to long finish, with the spiciness fading slowly. The honeydew is the definite star of the show as it represents the clearest indication of a fruit note in this dram.

Grassy and green in equal measure, with the honeysuckle also making an appearance late on. The cask strength nature of this dram also coats the palate well and the mouthfeel is surprisingly oily and not at all drying.

Balance: The grassy and green notes coupled with the citrus and honeydew notes make for a rather well balanced dram and the cask strength nature doesn’t overpower or underpower one aspect or the other.

The spiciness of this dram is one which will take some getting used to initially, but once it subsides it actually complements the other notes relatively well. Overall, a very nice dram from a sadly closed distillery.


    Distillery North Port
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released -/-
    Vintage 1979
    Age 20
    Bottler -
    Bottling Date -
    ABV/ Volume 61.2%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP -/-
    Cask Number -


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