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Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766 Tasting notes and reviews

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Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766

Brand
Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Expression
1996, North British, Cask #224766
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Grain
Age
19 years old
Abv
56.80%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Berry Bros. & Rudd ~ North British Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.bbr.com
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

92
Nose
Pungent, deep and rum-like aromas of sultana and raisin. Honey balances the gritty grain notes. Oak adds cocoa, tobacco and earth. A little floral with hyacinth and acacia notes.
Palate
Wow! Bold and intense with no shortage of wood spice and soft grain. Honey balances adding a sweet sheen to the dried fruits. Alcohol intensifies the spiciness.
Finish
Long and utterly gorgeous. Lingering dried fruit and spice. A little drying perhaps with tobacco notes.
Comment
Now, there's a full-bodied grain. If you are still not convinced by great Scottish grain, then buy this!

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
Dream topping, sweet vanilla custard and lily of the valley combine to give a fresh yet seemingly well aged nose.
Palate
The palate moved from the sweetness of the nose to burnt embers, pulled pork and cranberry. The oak has had a bittering effect on the liquid leaving a robust whisky behind.
Finish
Hints of menthol, basil and empty coal scuttle.
Comment
This is not the light and delicate whisky that the nose suggests. A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde affair.
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