There is much very nice whisky in this world and North Star Spirits has brought another to the market which is simply delicious and at the same time with an expression that shows that young whisky is definitely worth looking for. It is only 5 years old, but is round and soft.
Several may want to wrinkle their noses when they see it is a Blended Malt. I just have to say that if they do not want to throw themselves over it, then it is their decision and I think they are missing out on a nice dram.
It is made from whisky that all come from Campbeltown. We are not told which distilleries are involved and I dare not guess the composition, and it also means less to me when it’s something that tastes great.
It could be really exciting to know where it comes from tough, I will admit that, but we will probably never know.
If we are to guess a little anyway, there are only 3 distilleries in Campbeltown; Springbank, Glen Scotia and Glengyle. Maybe this will make it a little easier – I don’t know.
It could be from just one distillery or all three. Springbank is a robust whisky so I don’t think there is very much of this in the dram. I lean more to the fruity and lighter Glen Scotia, but mostly I think it is from Glengyle. It is young, smoky, soft, round, fruity, toffee sweet and with some salty notes. That matches fine with the Kilkerran’s I have tasted.
No matter what, it’s a lovely dram and considering its age it’s amazingly soft, round and pleasant.
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙧: North Star Spirits
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Cask Series 009
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Blended Malt
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 5 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 49.1
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead and finished in PX cask
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: Yes
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2014, April
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2019, August
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: 416 bottles
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Smoke, butterscotch, sweet, vanilla and some dried fruit
👄: Sweet, toffee, dades, a little salt note, apricots, dried fruits, prunes, oily in the mouth feel
😋: Yummy, long, smoky, sweet, apricot
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 (5/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 – 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩