A 5-year-old beldned malt from distilleries in Campbeltown, bottled by Glasgow's North Star.
Distilled April 2014 this was matured in a refill bourbon hogshead and finished in an ex-Pedro Ximinez cask. From Cask Series 009, there are 416 bottles globally at 49.1%.
Nose: Burning tar on the promenade when the tide's out.
Palate: Like a mouthful of Buchannan's Russian caramels.
Finish: A warm hug from an old friend.
North Star have quickly become one of The Oak Barrel's favourite independent bottlers. Exceptional cask selections at very reasonable prices, they are exciting, fun whiskies - even when they're very serious - which are designed to be drunk and shared.
- Blended Malt