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  • Personality

    As a cask comes to maturity, Finn curates sampling sessions in interesting and relaxing environments, with friends, whisky experts and trusted partners to discover the personality of each cask and gauge the experience each dram evokes.

  • Distillery character

    All the best distillers pride themselves on crafting whisky with a distinctive flavour, which is determined by the water source, grain and barley, the peat and malting, and their distilling processes. High quality original spirit is integral to every cask we bottle.

  • Cask influence

    The cask itself interacts with the whisky over time. The type of wood plays a big role, as do treatments such as the whiskies are aged in a variety of types of casks. The whiskies are aged in former sherry or bourbon casks, augmenting the cask influence. External conditions such as air temperature, pressure and humidity also interact with the cask producing a knock-on effect that makes the spirit inside unique.

  • Balance

    Finn uses these factors to balance each FT whisky experience. He may sample a cask and decide to leave it on the rack, allowing age to further develop its personality. He might decide to re-rack a whisky in a new cask to add a finishing touch. Or, he might simply deem it ready. When Finn decides the flavour is perfectly balanced, it’s time to bottle the whisky.

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NORTH BRITISH 1988 – 34447

NORTH BRITISH 1988 – 34447

  • Distillery
    NORTH BRITISH
  • Date of distillation
    17/06/1988
  • Date of bottling
    11/03/2024
  • ABV
    52.5%
  • Number of bottles
    194
  • Price of bottle
    £180.00
"A magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - this is rum and raisin ice cream in a glass"
01

Cask Story

This North British is the oldest single grain whisky we have bottled so far. Distilled in 1988, a magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - reminiscent of a well aged Caribbean rum.
North British Distillery has played a fundamental role in my family’s journey through the whisky industry. Its younger whiskies were the core component of my grandfather’s blend, Beneagles, where their sweet and buttery character was expertly blended with the richness of Macallan and other hand-selected Speyside malts.
After three and a half decades, this cask has developed a new richness all of its own. Old grain whiskies in particular have the ability to absorb sweetness from the cask and, combined with the oily mouthfeel of the spirit, this exquisite whisky tastes like rum and raisin ice cream in a glass.
Single grain whiskies continue to be under-appreciated but this single cask release proves that, with time and patience, single grain whisky has every right to be regarded as highly as the finest single malts.

02

Distillery character

North British Distillery has played a fundamental role in my family’s journey through the whisky industry. Its younger whiskies were the core component of my grandfather’s blend, Beneagles, where their sweet and buttery character was expertly blended with the richness of Macallan and other hand-selected Speyside malts.

03

Cask influence

Distilled in 1988, a magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - reminiscent of a well aged Caribbean rum.

04

Balance

After three and a half decades, this cask has developed a new richness all of its own. Old grain whiskies in particular have the ability to absorb sweetness from the cask and, combined with the oily mouthfeel of the spirit, this exquisite whisky tastes like rum and raisin ice cream in a glass.

NORTH BRITISH 1988 – 34447

  • Distillery
    NORTH BRITISH
  • Date of distillation
    17/06/1988
  • Date of bottling
    11/03/2024
  • ABV
    52.5%
  • Number of bottles
    194
  • Price of bottle
    £180.00
"A magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - this is rum and raisin ice cream in a glass"

This North British is the oldest single grain whisky we have bottled so far. Distilled in 1988, a magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - reminiscent of a well aged Caribbean rum.
North British Distillery has played a fundamental role in my family’s journey through the whisky industry. Its younger whiskies were the core component of my grandfather’s blend, Beneagles, where their sweet and buttery character was expertly blended with the richness of Macallan and other hand-selected Speyside malts.
After three and a half decades, this cask has developed a new richness all of its own. Old grain whiskies in particular have the ability to absorb sweetness from the cask and, combined with the oily mouthfeel of the spirit, this exquisite whisky tastes like rum and raisin ice cream in a glass.
Single grain whiskies continue to be under-appreciated but this single cask release proves that, with time and patience, single grain whisky has every right to be regarded as highly as the finest single malts.

North British Distillery has played a fundamental role in my family’s journey through the whisky industry. Its younger whiskies were the core component of my grandfather’s blend, Beneagles, where their sweet and buttery character was expertly blended with the richness of Macallan and other hand-selected Speyside malts.

Distilled in 1988, a magnificent 35 years of ageing have created a cornucopia of sweet tropical fruit notes - reminiscent of a well aged Caribbean rum.

After three and a half decades, this cask has developed a new richness all of its own. Old grain whiskies in particular have the ability to absorb sweetness from the cask and, combined with the oily mouthfeel of the spirit, this exquisite whisky tastes like rum and raisin ice cream in a glass.