North Port 1978 SMWS 74.1 Bottled 1989

This bottle from SMWS is a North Port 1978, bottled in 1989 and carries the code 74.1.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society began in 1978 with a group of friends, initiated by Phillip Hills, who purchased a cask from Glenfarclas together. The success of this cask purchase led to a small bottling run, and today Glenfarclas still holds the SMWS code 01. The group of friends expanded to a small, informal society, and more cask purchases were made, each bottled and distributed among the group. As private bottlings, these bottles couldn't carry the names of the distilleries on the labels and so the code system was devised. In 1983, just 5 years after that first cask purchase, the group had established itself as a public membership society and purchased its first property, The Vaults.

A now silent distillery, North Port operated from its establishment in 1820 until it was mothballed in 1983. The distillery is located in Brechin, Angus and was established in its first coneption by a farming family in the area. It originated as the Townhead Distillery before becoming Brechin Distillery in 1823. The name was then changed again to its final iteration, North Port Distillery, in 1839 which it would remain until being mothballed in 1983.

Retail price:  Not currently available at retail in the UK 

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

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UK

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Europe

Due to current issues shipping to Europe we have temporarily suspended European shipments. If you are based in Europe and want to buy a bottle please contact us directly to discuss options.

We offer international postage to the following regions in Europe:

Band A: From £14.00

Republic of Ireland

Band B: From £14.50

Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

Band C: From £15.50 

Austria, Denmark, Switzerland.

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Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Spain.

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Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden.

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Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Serbia.

America:

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Prices from £45. Please note that due to the current tariffs being levelled on Scotch Whisky going into America you should contact [email protected] for an accurate shipping price.

Rest of world:

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Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

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- Where you are based.
- What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

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We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

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£1,167

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Distillery: North Port
Region: Highland
Bottler: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Age:
Vintage: 1978
Bottled: 1989
ABV: 63.2%
Volume: 75cl

This bottle from SMWS is a North Port 1978, bottled in 1989 and carries the code 74.1.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society began in 1978 with a group of friends, initiated by Phillip Hills, who purchased a cask from Glenfarclas together. The success of this cask purchase led to a small bottling run, and today Glenfarclas still holds the SMWS code 01. The group of friends expanded to a small, informal society, and more cask purchases were made, each bottled and distributed among the group. As private bottlings, these bottles couldn't carry the names of the distilleries on the labels and so the code system was devised. In 1983, just 5 years after that first cask purchase, the group had established itself as a public membership society and purchased its first property, The Vaults.

A now silent distillery, North Port operated from its establishment in 1820 until it was mothballed in 1983. The distillery is located in Brechin, Angus and was established in its first coneption by a farming family in the area. It originated as the Townhead Distillery before becoming Brechin Distillery in 1823. The name was then changed again to its final iteration, North Port Distillery, in 1839 which it would remain until being mothballed in 1983.

Retail price:  Not currently available at retail in the UK 

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

Shipping & Returns

UNITED KINGDOM

Free shipping on all orders within the United Kingdom

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

We can ship worldwide. Please see below for specific destinations and prices, or if your destination is not listed then please contact us at [email protected] for a custom shipping price.

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EUROPE

Switzerland (CH) – £35

Cyprus (CY) – £35

Germany (DE) – £30

Finland (FI) – £35

Guernsey (GG) – £25

Ireland (IE) – £25

Luxembourg (LU) – £25

Monaco (MC) – £30

Malta (MT) – £35

Netherlands (NL) – £25

Norway (NO) – £40

ASIA & PACIFIC

Hong Kong (HK) – £50

Macau (MO) – £50

Singapore (SG) – £50

Taiwan (TW) – £50

Japan (JP) – £50

Malaysia (MY) – £50

Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50

Australia (AU) – £40

New Zealand (NZ) – £50

AMERICAS

USA – We can ship to the following states . Prices start at £45:

Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

RETURNS

Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

- Why you are returning the item.

- Where you are based.

- What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received the original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

About & Reviews

We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

Age Verification

You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

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