North of Scotland 1973 His Excellency 48 Year Old Spirit of North Scotland
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. An official 50 year old was bottled in 2017 in partnership with Elixir Distillers, but the majority of independent bottlings are from independent labels like this.
Distilled in 1973 at North of Scotland and bottled at 25% strength after 48 years. No longer able to be called single malt Scotch due to its depleted ABV, this is a "Spirit of North Scotland" bottled by Bartels Whisky under their His Excellency banner.
Bartels Whisky are a UK based and family run independent bottler.
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