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Overall rating
90.96/100
votes
101
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
11.1981
Bottled
07.2009
Stated Age
27 years old
Casknumber
291
Number of bottles
330
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2009 7:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1165,18

17 × in wishlist

101 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1981 DT

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.96 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Superb balance. Fun from start to finish.
    • Nose
      Very nice a lot of white fruits. Light camphor.
      A little perspiration.
      Alcohol well integrated.
      Medicinal, eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's great. Perfect balance between fruit, medicinal, and a little dirt.
      Apple, pear peach, sweat, dirt, citrus.
      Eucalyptus, camphor.
    • Finish
      Long finish on pepper, white fruit. Very balanced.

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Light, mineral and fruity. Vanilla and honeysuckle take the lead, and dried apricot, hay, and not unpleasant notes of acetone join in. Much lighter than expected.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Fantastic. Muscovado sugar, butterscotch, butter cookies, pecan nuts, barley, and apricot jam balance perfectly over hints of oak, brine, and tobacco. Just incredible and unforgettable.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Terrific. Long and enjoyable, the sweetness wears off nicely and leaves light salty smoke, you don't want to taste anything else for hours after this.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Widely, deeply, powerfully, not the most impressive among Bror, but compared to most other distilleries one step higher, what an endless variety of semitones and shades, how harmonious and self-sufficient it is.
    • Nose
      Restrained, wet, mineral notes, lemon peel, raw tin, stone powder, dry herbs, uncoated tablets, grain, light woody tones, carpentry workshop, barnyard, gunpowder, whetstone, vanilla increases over time, more sweets, in general very tight.
    • Taste
      A rich, calm, mouth filled with ocean of taste - wood, nuts, light bitterness of bark, sweet creamy notes and prickly mineral shades, a little pepper, ginger, industrial textile motifs, sweet again with lemonade and caramel flavor.
    • Finish
      Soft, spicy, slightly warming, oak, lemon peel, mineral-metallic sour notes, residual sweetness, bitter berries - mountain ash, viburnum.

  4. bokhanov scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Powerful, gorgeous! It changes every minute in the glass.

  5. Maltseller scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. p4blo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Another class Brora, if you like this profile, it does not disappoint.
    • Nose
      Sharp, intense, teasing the nostrils. Mustard, strong mineral side, chalk, leather, wet grass. Very concentrated.
    • Taste
      Sharp pepper, ginger, delicate sweetness of apples and toffee, a hint of mild smoke.
    • Finish
      Very long, smoky sweetness with some nice peppery contribution. Slightly drying.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 552,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  10. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 685,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

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