Just In - North Star 'Stars'
New in from North Star is their new Millenial Series. There are four whiskies selected to represent four of the main areas of whisky production, so you have a Highland Star, a Speyside Star, an Island Star and an Islay Star. All come from unspecified distilleries, but all are excellent examples of the style they represent. Not only that, all are priced at just under £40 so represent fantastic value for money. The only negative thing to say is that each bottling is very limited, as low as 300 for both the Islay and Islands bottlings, so best be quick
A vatting of two Refill Sherry Butt's Tasted: Sept 2018 A classically crisp and minerally Highland nose with barley, straw, earth and a background of dried sherry fruit. Pleasantly balanced with hints of earth, banana and apricot.
The palate is fresh and minerally with a good depth of apricot, banana and dried fruit. Quite tannic on the middle with a touch of white chocolate, sultana and raisin. Continues minerally on the finish and it's joined by some mouth-watering citrus, plus lemon curd, barley, straw and alight spice.