North of Scotland began production in 1958, and was the first venture from George P. Christie, who later opened the Speyside distillery as well. North of Scotland originally distilled malt whisky as well, known as Strathmore, but its pot still were removed after just one year to focus on its grain production. Sadly the distillery was short-lived, shut down by Christie in 1980 in anticipation of the era of oversupply, also referred to as the "whisky loch." The site was sold to DCL in 1982 and is nowadays used as a bond and warehousing operation by Diageo. Primarily tasked with provision for blends, there are very few releases of North of Scotland grain. This official 50 year old was bottled in 2017 in partnership with Elixir Distillers, but the majority of bottlings are from independent labels.
Distilled in 1972 at North Scotland Distillery, this single grain whisky was matured for 47 years.
Bottle 31 of 387 bottles.
Earmarked from an early stage an an ideal component in blended Scotch whiskies, Glenrothes has long been a key component of big brands such as Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse. Its relationship with the former, lead to a two decade-long association with London wine-merchants, Berry Brother's & Rudd. They began to promote the single malt as well, introducing vintage releases like this one. The Glenrothes "brand" was eventually returned to distillery owners, Edrington, in 2017.
Distilled in 1997 at Glenrothes Distillery, this whisky was matured for 23 years.
Bottle 31 of 250 bottles.
These bottles are from the collection of a private seller.