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Overall rating
90.89/100
votes
107
Whiskybase ID
WB10374
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

€ 1329.81

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Whisky Reviews for Brora 1981 DT

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.89 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    According to the Candlekitty WID 162408 and Brora 1981 WID 2387 that I had before this one, it looks like a synethesis of the two, but it definitely goes one better in terms of fruitiness and "originality". Exceptionally painted.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Farmy notes, that is the kind of country air that is permeated by the scent of the stable as well as the smells of the coast and spicy-fruity-herbal smoke notes. All of this is very closely interwoven with lemon and beeswax as key aromas, which also have mineral undertones, but only as nuances and cushioned by honey sweetness.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Intense oiliness with heather, lavender honey, rosemary blossoms, mango-lemon sorbet and the right dose of "funkiness". Here, too, the associations with Campbeltown literally come to mind, but the whole thing is somehow more noble, less direct
    • Finish
      90 90
      A very long reverberation of all aromas from the nose and the palate, and the oak is noticeable as a carrier, no even a multiplier of the delicious notes!

  2. IronChic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet. Yellow apples, honey, some beeswax. Dry earth. Lemon thyme. Green tea. Removes a trace of wood glue.
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy. Yellow apples, white pepper, some wax. Marzipan, shortbread. Green tea with a little honey.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.

  5. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Expert 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.

  6. 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.

  7. bokhanov scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Maltseller scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

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