Last Few Bottles Remaining

The latest releases from North Star have been and (almost) gone. Most of the North Star whiskies we receive these days are nearly always pre-sold, but Chris has managed to acquire a small number of extra bottles of some of the whiskies on this occasion. Availability of these whiskies is extremely limited, so you will need to be quick.

North Star Spirits North Star Spirits Ardbeg 2005 (12 year old) 51.9%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead Dist: Mar 2005 Btl: Feb 2018 Tasted: Mar 2018 A classic Ardbeg nose of woody, sooty and tarry peat. Good fullness to the spirit with a touch of sweet barley, malt, iodine, bog myrtle and mint. The peat moves in a slightly medicinal direction with time and is joined by hints of burnt wood embers and subtle vanilla.

The palate is woody and coffee'd but balanced by plenty of sweet barley. Gently oiled and tarry peat follows, but it's a real sweetie shop. Subtle vanilla oak, medicinal bog myrtle and salt come through on the middle and the finish is long and salty with the woody peat, coffee, dark chocolate and herbal spice lingering.

See my review in Episode 259 of the Good Dram Show - https://youtu.be/dKro-y5gRss

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£182.94

North Star Spirits North Star Spirits Auchroisk 2006 (13 year old) 51.2%

Oloroso Hogshead Dist: Feb 2006 Btl: Jun 2019 Tasted: July 2019 The sherry character is very subtle on the nose. Dried apricot, sultana and citrus rind with hints of barley, sweet vanilla and toasty oak. Pleasantly balanced and fruity with a late, almost chardonnay-esque apple note appearing and the sherried dried fruit gaining a little more traction.

The palate shows a touch more raisinated fruit, treacle and edgy, grippy but supple tannins. Still well balanced with again a chardonnay-esque apple character plus beeswax, and cinnamon on the middle. Long with sweet vanilla and lingering chardonnay-esque fruit.

See my review in episode 327 of the Good Dram Show https://youtu.be/r6ODPD2u3gE

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£62.57

North Star Spirits North Star Spirits Cambus 1993 (24 year old) 52.7%

Refill PX Sherry Butt Dist: May 1993 Btl: Sept 2017 Tasted: Oct 2017 The nose displays plenty of grapey, winey sherry with a touch of fern and black pepper. All that sherry is balanced pleasantly by the grainy dried fruit. Late notes of green nuts and wood smoke.

The palate is sweet and grapey with treacle and sweet grainey, dried fruit. Lightly herbal on the middle with some grippy tannins. Long, with lingering sweet sherry and sweet dried fruit. Seriously herbal after-taste. A real, entertaining mouthful.!

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£89.95

North Star Spirits North Star Glentauchers 2007 (11 year old) 58.9%

Refill Bourbon hogshead finished in Pedro Ximinez Dist: Apr 2007 Btl: May 2018 Tasted: May 2018 The nose is slightly smoky with luscious apple, apricot and coconut. Quite barley’d and very juicy with crème caramel and sweet treacle. The herbal sherry notes emerge with time, along with some sweet wood spice.

The palate kicks off with the sweet barley and vanilla toffee American oak. The herbal and treacly sherry appears fairly swiftly along with wood smoke, prune almond and an almost French oak-like character. Quite masked with the sweet and juicy Pedro Ximinez notes lingering along with a touch of caramelised orange and prune.

Water flattens the nose a little, still quite nutty, herbal and possibly a bit more sherried. On the palate it makes it sweeter and emphasises the treacle. Longer now with lingering dark malt.

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£57.95

North Star Spirits North Star Spirits Inchgower 2007 (11 year old) 52.6%

Bourbon Hogshead Dist: Jul 2007 Btl: Jun 2019 Tasted: July 2019 Initially the aromas are high toned and grassy with apple, pear and sweet barley. Give it some time and it settles down to show some subtle honey and sweet oak. Although it does sweeten as the honey comes through the alcohol keeps it in check.

The palate is softer and fuller than the nose suggests with the fruit displaying a more fleshy character along with hints of grass, honey, sweet oak and barley. Slightly masked finish with lingering grass and subtle spices.

Water brings out beeswax, lemon and lemon notes to join the grass, barley and honey. The palate feels a little crisper as there is a touch more citrus now. Still honeyed and barley’d with a touch of beeswax. Long, sugar coated lime and grass finish.

See my review in episode 327 of the Good Dram Show https://youtu.be/r6ODPD2u3gE

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£52.46

North Star Spirits Unspecified Distillery North Star Spirits Spica 1989 (29 year old) 45.5%

American & European oak Dist: 1989 Btl: Feb 2019 Tasted: Mar 2019 A rich, robust and mature nose with raisinated fruit cake, dusty American oak and hints of lime, gooseberry and subtle grainy spices. Very aromatic with the grain pushing through with time.

The palate opens with the slightly creamy American oak and oxidised fruit. Subtler sherried dried fruit follows along with hints of liquorice and earth. Very juicy with sultana, gooseberry, cranberry and apricot. Grippy and grainy on the middle. Long with a peppery spice finish and lingering grainy dried fruit. Light treacle and dark chocolate after-taste.

Watch my review in Episode 308 of the Good Dram Show - https://youtu.be/vsItzxedHgA

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£70.95

North Star Spirits Unspecified Distillery North Star Spirits Tennessee Whiskey 2003 (13 year old) 55.3%

Dist: Sept 2003 Btl: May 2017 Tasted: Jun 2017 Big and oaky nose with huge slabs of tick, sweet vanilla. However it's far from one-dimensional as the gorgeous peppery rye barrels through along with hints of earth, violets, milk chocolate and sour mash notes. Incredibly silky and deep.

The palate isn't quite as oaky as the nose would suggest, but it's still super soft and silky though. It displays a beautiful balance of corn and rye with a touch of spice and pepper. Thick, unctuous and mouth-coating with a subtle sour mash note. A little masked with a touch of drying tannins and lingering caramel corn.

When diluted the nose and the palate becomes crisper and more rye focused. The oak is still present but a lot subtler which allows the gorgeously herbal rye spice to shine.

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£82.56
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