North British 1964 Sovereign
Added on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 08:36 AM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 50 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1964 Subtype: Grain
  ABV: 44.70 % Region: Lowland
  Price: $250 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled Sept. 2014 for K&L  Ref # HL 10429    Hogshead
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose has caramel, vanilla and some savory notes which I got as chicken fat. The palate is a huge dessert bomb with sweet caramel and vanilla. It's a damn candy bar. The finish, as with all of these grain whiskeys, is short, light and slightly sweet. This was pretty tasty if not overly complex.

n:  Freshly opened coconut


p:  Semi-sweet coconut, vanilla, and wood varnish.  It's pleasant enough with round edges.

Light amber. Really drinkable. I usually look for a little more complexity when rating something in the upper edges here, but something keeps drawing me back to this one. Nose is oozing vanilla and then pops you with a ton of caramel. Honestly, most of the good grains I have had tend to either have a vanilla or caramel explosion. The palate is sweet and relatively light. Not overpowering on the oak. Some punch, but is creamy and tasty. [2/23/15]

n: coconut cream pie! Balsa wood, vanilla merengue, and dried pineapple. Very tropical sweet nose; almost like suntan oil poolside.


t: this has a nice savoury sweetness; like a mounds candy bar (without the chocolate), but you can taste the oak to tame the white sugar candy. Vanilla cream and almonds, with a ton of dry white coconut throughout. Fast finish of iced chai tea latte, but this is an enjoyable desert whisky.  [solid B, working towards a B+]



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