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Cadenhead's North Port (Brechin) 1976 20 Years Old

Cadenhead's North Port (Brechin) 1976 20 Years Old
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Cadenhead's North Port (Brechin) 1976 20 Years Old

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The company has been founded in 1842 by William Cadenhead and is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland.
An eventful story, like it often happens in business world, with good and bad strategic decisions marked the evolution of the brand from its foundation until the death of William Cadenhead on december 11th, 1904.
The depression years during the 1930's have also marked the company, and its results were not constantly very good, but the firm survived.
In the early 1970's, it has been taken over by the Mitchell's family, owner of the Springbank distillery .
The first independent bottlings of Cadenhead's date back to the victorian era. A rather long experience of one and a half century, and a bottling policy excluding all coloration and never using chill filtering. The bottlings are always at cask strength.


  • Volume: 750 ML
  • Category: Independent Bottlers, Vintage & Rare, Single Malts
  • Distillery: North Port-Brechin
  • Region: Highland
  • Age: 20 Year Old
  • ABV: 61.7%
  • Availability: Temporarily out of stock
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North Port-Brechin

Built: 1820 House style: A fruity but very dry whisky, which whisky writer Michael Jackson described as 'gin-like'. Brechin is Scotland's smallest city, located on near the East coast, about 20 miles north of Dundee. It was once walled, and this distillery took its name from its location, close to the North gate (or North Port) to the city. Distilling commenced at North Port in 1820, under the ownership of The Townhead Distillery Company, and locally the distillery was often known as 'Townhead'. The company was purchased by DCL in 1922, and suffered periods of closure from 1928 until 1937, and during the war years. Following the war It operated in continual production until 1983, when it was one of the victims of the many distillery closures that year. Sadly, too much of the workings have gone for this once great distillery to distil again, and bottlings of North Port are becoming hard to find.

Nose: Fruity start, quickly followed by herbal off-notes. Opens up a little bit with a few drops of water, but not much. Palate: Surprisingly watery start at more than 60%. Sweet, hot center. Fairly long burn. Herbal again. Finish: Medium

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