Bartels is now offering a 48 year old expression of North of Scotland from 1973, but here comes the twist. It is bottled at 25% (and therefor not classified as a whisky). From the webpage, is states:
“We found this 48 Year old cask to have dropped significantly in strength so decided to bottle it (although not as a ‘scotch’). At 25.0% it makes for a perfect ‘every day’ dram. It is a single grain bottling and only half the cask has been bottled so far (in 2021).
North of Scotland was a family run Distillery that produced both Malt and Grain Whisky. It is now closed having been active from 1957- 1980, making this an extremely exclusive bottling. Their product went into many famous blends such as Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and Teachers.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this grain, and we can’t wait to showcase it at some events soon.
50 bottles released 10/12/21 – more bottles will be released soon.”