North Port Brechin 1981-2018 | 36 Year Old | Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By: Signatory Vintage 70cl / 57.2%
Signatory Vintage has to be up there with the best of the independent bottlers in the industry and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary they have released a collection of exceptional bottlings from many sought after distilleries...
Established in 1998 by Andrew Symington, Signatory Vintage is now regarded as one of the most dynamic, flexible and innovative bottlers in the industry. Signatory bottle whiskies across a number of ranges such as Cask Strength and Un-Chill Filtered collections.
This North Port Brechin was distilled in 1981 and aged for 36 years in refill sherry butt #1708 before being bottled in 2018 with a yield of 537 bottles.
The bottle is presented in a black lacker box with 2 Signatory Vintage branded Glencairn glasses.
Originally called Townhead distillery, the North Port distillery was founded by the Guthrie brothers in 1820, and was located in the town of Brechin in the heart of the East Highlands. In 1922 it was bought by DCL before closing in 1983 and totally dismantled in 1994. Due to this single malt was rarely bottled independents and official distillery bottlings are few and far between apart from Diageo's Rare Malts series in 1995, 1998 and 1999.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Intense golden yellow.
Nose: The initial nose is medicinal and herbaceous with hints of plum. Allowed to breathe it becomes malty and spicy
Palate: Sage and honeysuckle with earthy saffron notes and the finish is full of apricot and pineapple.
- Distiller North Port Distillery
- Bottler Signatory Vintage
- Region Highland