61,3 % Distilled January 77 Bottled June 92 Society Cask No. code 74
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
NORTH PORT BRECHIN
18 years old
63,1 % SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Distilled March 78 Bottled October 96 282 bottles Society Cask No. code 74.4 The Scotch Malt Whisky, Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
NORTH PORT BRECHIN
23 years old
INFO SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY Distilled December 76 Bottled October 00 Society Cask No. code 74.5 273 bottles The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh 'Oily Hands and Steam Trains'
NORTH PORT BRECHIN
20 years old
INFO RARE MALTS SELECTION Natural Cask Strenght Distilled 1979 Bottled October 1999 Limited Edition Genummerde flessen Mitchell Brothers, Glasgow
NORTH PORT (BRECHIN)
18 years old
61,4 % CADENHEAD'S AUTHENTIC COLLECTION Cask Strenght Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distilled December 1976 Bottled October 1995 Wm. Cadenhead, Campbeltown
56 % East Highland AUTHENTIC COLLECTION Cask Strenght Distilled: 1977 Bottled: June 2002 Cask: Bourbon Hogshead No. of Bottles: 276 Wm. Cadenhead, Campbeltown
( BRECHIN )
29 years old
57,5 % SIGNATORY VINTAGE 1975 CASK STRENGHT COLLECTION Highland single malt Scotch Whisky Distilled on: 29/08/1975 Bottled on: 13/06/2005 Matured in a Hogshead Cask No: 2961 185 Numbered Bottles Natural Colour Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburg
NORTH PORT BRECHIN
24 years old
INFO CONNOISSEURS CHOICE HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Distillation Date: November 1981 Cask Type: Refill American Hogsheads Bottling Date: November 2005 Proprietors: John Haig & Co, Ltd Specially selected, produced and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
Aged 25 years
INFO RAREST OF THE RARE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Unique Whiskies of Distinction Fons et Origo DTC A Historic Collection of Cask Strenght Single Cask Whiskies from Distilleries which no longer exist Distilled: 04.1981 Cask no. 780 Bottled 11.2006 202 Bottles No Chill Filtering or Colourings of any kind Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Aged 27 years
56,5 % RAREST OF THE RARE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Unique Whiskies of Distinction Fons et Origo D T C A Historic Collection of Cask Strenght Single Cask Whiskies From Distilleries which no longer exist Distilled: 04.1981 Cask No. 779 Bottled: 10.2008 396 Numbered Bottles No Chill Filtering or Colourings of any kind Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Highland Malt The Eastern Highlands NORTH PORT BRECHIN (1820 - 1983) also see Brechin
Brechin, Angus.Licentiehouder:Mitchell Brothers Ltd.North Port - Brechinis onderdeel vanScottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (S.M.D.). De malt divisie van United Distillers Ltd.Eigendom vanGuinness.
In1820gesticht door de vanBrechinafkomstige broersDavid, John en Alexander Guthrie. De naam van de firma wasTownhead Distillery Company. In1823was de naam van de distilleerderijBrechin. In1825werd de firmanaamGuthrie, Martin & Co, en in 1839werd de naamBrechinveranderd inNorth Port. En in 1893werd de firma een naamloze vennootschap.(Ltd).
Eind19eeeuw was de produktie vanNorth Port100.000 gallons whisky per jaar.
In1922werd Guthrie, Martin & Co,gekocht door de Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.)enW.H. Holt Ltden de Ltdhield op te bestaan enNorth Portging deel uitmaken van deScottish Malt Distillers Ltd. North Portwas gesloten van1928tot1937, en weer in de oorlogsjaren.In 1970werd de distilleerderij gemoderniseerd.In1983wordtNorth Portin de 'mottenballen' gedaan.
North Portis gelegen aan de rivier deSouth Eskdie bijMontrosein de Noordzee uitmondt. De gerst werd betrokken van boeren in de direkte omgeving en het water en de turf kwamen van deGrampian Mountains.North Portheeft twee ketels en de kondensoren worden gekoeld in een beekje dat door de distilleerderij loopt.
October 2005 Diageohas announced that its2005 Annual Rare Malts Selectionwill be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries;Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old. Dr. Nicholas Morgan,global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series ofRare Maltswith his own separate indentity'.In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in theannual Special Re-leases series.
NORTH PORT also see Brechin ( 1820 - 1928) (1937 - 1983)
1820David Guthriefounds the distillery and names itTownhead Distillery
1823David, John and Alexander, three ofDavid Guthrie'ssons help theirfather with operations The name is changed toBrechin Distillery 1825 Guthrie, Martin & Cois formed to operate the distillery
1922 The distillery is acquired byDistillers Company Limited (D.C.L.)togetherwithW.H. Holt Ltd
1928 The distillery closes
1937 The distillery is in production again
1939 The distillery changes name fromBrechintoNorth Port
1983 North Portis mothballed
1993 The buildings are demolished
1995 North Port23 years old and distilled in 1971 is launched as aRare Malt
1998 North Port19 years old and distilled in 1979 is launched as aRare Malt
1999 North Port20 years old and distilled in 1979 is launched as aRare Malt
2005 Diageolaunches a 28 years oldBrechindistilled in 1977 and bottled atcask strength asSpecial Release
BeforeNorth Portdistillery (orBrechinas it was originally known) was built, the residents of theAngus royal burghwere supplied with whisky by smugglers carrying it south from the northGrampians.TheGuthriefamily took great pride in their distillery – modern machinery was installed to increase production capacity, though the whisky was distilled in ‘old fashioned’ pot stills and condensed in worm tubs using water from theDen Burn,which ran through the site.
Like the illicit whisky smuggling intoBrechin,its water and peat also came from theGrampians,while ‘the very best barley’ was sourced from nearby farms.
North Port’swhisky was never officially bottled as a single malt during its lifetime, althoughDiageohad it bottled for itsRare Maltsseries in1995, 1998 and 1999, as well as under the name‘Brechin’for itsSpecialReleasesin2005.In his bookThe Malt Whisky Companion,whisky writerMichael JacksondescribedNorth Port’swhisky as ‘dry, fruity, ginlike. Aperitif’.
During the19thcentury the principle trade of the town and formerroyal burgh of BrechininAnguswas textile manufacturing, much of which was exported toFrance.HoweverBrechinwas also home to two breweries and two distilleries –Glencadam, which was built in1825byGeorge Cooper, andBrechindistillery, which was founded five years earlier by three of theGuthrie brothers.
David, John and Alexander Guthrie,sons of a local merchant and former provost of the town, established their distillery a half-mile away from theSouth Eskriver under the trading name ofTownhead Distillery Co.Three of 13 siblings, the brothers’ venture would not have sat well with their younger brotherDr. Thomas Guthrie,who eventually became renowned as a reverend and staunch supporter of the temperance movement, the roots of which were only very slight at the time.
Still,Brechindistillery prevailed and remained in family ownership for around 100 years. At some point during the19thcentury the family changed the distillery’s name toNorth Port,referencing a nearby gate in the wall that once surrounded the town(Brechinis still a town, despite having a cathedral).
In1922the distillery, which could produce 450,000 litres of spirit per year, was bought byDistillers Company Ltd. (DCL)andW.H. Holt & Co. Ltd. It was transferred toDCL’s Scottish Malt Distillersin the same year.
SMDclosedNorth Port in 1928and aside from a brief airing it remained silent after the Second World War.North Portgained a second wind in themid-1900sbut became one of the nineDCLdistilleries to close in1983as a response to widespread excess stocks in the market.
The distillery’s buildings were gradually dismantled piece by piece until it was finally demolished in1994to make way for a supermarket.
David, John & Alexander Guthrie found Brechin distilleryunder the companyTownhead Distillery Co.
The company name is changed toGuthrie, Martin & Co.
Guthrie, Martin & Co.is incorporated
Brechin (now known as North Port)distillery is acquired byDCL and W.H. Holt,and transferred toSMD
The distillery is mothballed
North Portreopens for two years before a forced closure during the war
North Portreopens and resumes whisky production
DCLclosesNorth Portdistillery along with eight others in its portfolio
North Port'sbuildings are demolished to make way for a supermarket