1970 Claxton's Dalswinton Series North of Scotland 50 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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1970 Claxton's Dalswinton Series North of Scotland 50 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$899. 00 Bottle
$10788.00 Dozen
ABV: 45.8%

This 50 year old single cask has been selected to showcase the best of the Lowlands. A now silent distillery, 'North of Scotland' was considered one of the more flavoursome grain whiskies going around. Owner, George P. Christie made sure to include a higher than usual amount of congeners in the spirit cut. It was sold for the last time in 1982 to Distillers Company Ltd. However, prior to that, it was producing large volumes of both grain and malt whisky. In 1957, George P Christie purchased Robert Knox’s Forth Brewery for £10,000 and quickly converted the building into a malt and grain operation. In 1958 North of Scotland started producing grain whisky from its three patent stills. Malt whisky was produced from copper stills on the same site under the name of 'Strathmore'. North of Scotland continued turning out grains until 1980, when Christie, then concerned with the over production of grain whisky, took the decision to close. The building is now used solely as a bonded warehouse by Diageo. Claxton's very rare release was drawn from a single hogshead at 45.8% Alc./Vol. At the time of writing, it's the first time this ghost distillery has been available in Australia. Non chill filtered.

Notes from Claxton's... Nose: Tiramisu. Crème Anglaise. Fresh vanilla. Hints of Maple syrup, ginger and biscuit. Palate: Soft at first with an oaky-vanilla sweetness. Aniseed and cinnamon. Cloves and honey. Finish: Deliciously dessert-like. An aftertaste full of brandy butter and brandy snaps.