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North Port Brechin 26 yo 1975/2001 (55.6%, Signatory Vintage, Silent Stills, cask #2960, 211 bottles) - 220514

 



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North Port Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes

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North Port (Brechin) - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Cru Bourgeois Supérieur (all current rankings here)


Status: silent since 1983 - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1820
Address: Brechin, Angus DD9 6BE - Phone:
Web: www.malts.com - More info: Malt Madness


My favourite expression so far:
North Port 15yo 1964/1979 (80° Proof, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label)
93 points - Last tasted: 2007 - Tasting notes: no notes yet
North Port

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Bitter Pepper Grassy Oil Lemon Tea Apples Sweets Rum


MM Distillery profile:
The North Port (a.k.a. Brechin, a.k.a. Townhead) distillery lies in Brechin, on the eastern coast of Scotland. It was built in 1820 as 'Townhead' by David, John & Alexander Guthrie. However, strictly speaking it was still sort of an illegal distillery - if I understand various history books correctly, legal whisky production didn't start until 1823 when the Excise Act was passed. 1823 was also the year that Townhead was renamed to Brechin - before the name changed to North Port .
... More on Malt Madness.


Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - vintage
  • Brechin 28 yo 1977/2005 (53.3%, OB, 2040 bottles) - 040106
  • North Port-Brechin 20yo 1979/1999 (61.2%, Rare Malts) - 301007
Cadenhead
  • North Port 15 yo 1964/1979 (80° Proof, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label, D. 02/'64 Btl. 05/'79, 75cl) - no notes - 93
  • North Port 15 yo 1964/1979 (46%, Cadenhead, dumpy) - 301007
  • North Port-Brechin 17 yo 1976/1994 (64.1%, Cadenhead’s, dist December) - 170105
  • North Port (Brechin) 1977/2001 (57%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, 294 bottles) - 220514
Douglas Laing
  • North Port 35 yo 1966/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 138 bottles) - 260406
  • Brechin 26 yo 1976/2003 (50%, DL OMC, cask #3351, 282 bottles, Sherry finish) - no notes - 79
Duncan Taylor
  • North Port 26 yo 1981/2007 (52.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rarest of the Rare, cask #775) - 301007
  • North Port 27 yo 1981/2008 (56.5%, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare, cask #779) - 171108
Gordon & MacPhail
  • North Port (Brechin) 14 yo 1974/1988 (66.2%, Intertrade, 75cl, 177 bottles) - 040106
  • North Port-Brechin 1974/1996 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 170105
  • North Port-Brechin 1974/1993 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice old map label) - 040106
Samaroli
  • North Port 15 yo 1966 (46%, Samaroli, Flowers, 300 bottles) - 171108
Scott's Selection
  • North Port 1980/2004 (58%, Scott's Selection) - 220514
Sestante
  • North Port (Brechin) 14yo 1974/1989 'Very Rare' (66.1%, Sestante Import, 75cl)
  • North Port (Brechin) 14yo 1974/1989 'Very Rare' (43%, Sestante Import, 75cl) - 220514
Signatory
  • North Port Brechin 26 yo 1975/2001 (55.6%, Signatory Vintage, Silent Stills, cask #2960, 211 bottles) - 220514
SMWS
  • North Port Brechin 1980/1996 (57.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 74.3) - 110605
The Whisky Fair
  • North Port 25 yo 1981/2006 (56.1%, The Whisky Fair, sherry wood, 120 bottles) - 260406