A 5-year-old single cask from the Glasgow distillery bottled by North Star as part of Cask Series 17.
This was distilled January 2016 and bottled March 2021 as a 5-year-old. Matured in a refill barrel that yielded 278 bottles at 51.5%.
Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: Buttered digestives & vanilla pods.
Palate: Very creamy, easy floral taste which works well with the refill wood.
Finish: Burnt orange slices & light spice.
The Glasgow distillery was founded in 2015, become the first single-malt specific distillery in the capital for 100 years (grain distillery Strathclyde produced malt during the '60s and '70s). A light and fruity spirit has been often matched with ex-bourbon casks. They distilled unpeated spirit initially although peated spirit has been distilled more recently.
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. Winner of Scottish Whisky Awards' Best Independent Bottler of the Year the last two years running.
- Single Malt